At 6 years old, I asked my dad, “What happens when I die?” Later in life, I began wrestling with the questions that linger, like “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and “What is my purpose in life?” But, it’s hard to make sense of this life if you don’t have an answer to that six year old’s question. I’ve since realized that my purpose is based on the belief that my life has everlasting implications.
What’s your purpose in life? The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies because so many of us want to know why we’re here and what we’re supposed to do with this life. Where are we headed? It’s a question mankind has been grappling with since the beginning of time. The Bible offers illumination through the apostle Paul, who wrote, “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ… he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone” (Ephesians 1:11).
The Purpose Driven Life will help you find your meaning and purpose in life. It will help you to understand God’s amazing plan for you: both now and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey. It will transform your answer to life’s most important questions. Knowing God’s purpose for creating you reduces your stress, focuses your energy, simplifies decisions making and gives meaning to life. Most importantly, it prepares you for eternity.
Imagine if you could answer life’s most challenging question ahead of the final exam. What if you could find your purpose here and now? Rick Warren teaches that in heaven, we can surmise God asking us two questions: “What did you do with my Son, Jesus Christ” and “What did you do with what I gave you”? Warren says preparing you for these two questions is the goal of the book. The first question determines where we spend eternity. The second question will determine what we do in eternity.
The Purpose Driven Life is a map for Christian living in the modern world. It offers a lifestyle based on God’s eternal purposes in life, not cultural values that attempt to entertain us to death. We did not create ourselves, so there is no way we can understand our purpose apart from asking the Creator in the Owners manual, the Bible. It helps us realize true life is living for God not ourselves.
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Attitude: Humbly pray that God might reveal His purpose for you through this resource.
Action: Read the book or Kindle edition, apply the teachings.
Do you have purpose and meaning in your life?
Recommended Resource: Rick Warren (2012). Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For? Zondervan Books.
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