Book Notes: Purpose Driven Life

The following book notes are from Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life. This book is unique in that the book is broken up by days as opposed to chapters. I hope that the following book notes help equip and encourage you.

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What on Earth Am I Here For?

Day 1: It All Starts with God

  • It’s not about you; you were born by his purpose and for his purpose
  • In our search for the purpose of life we typically begin at the wrong starting point—ourselves; we ask self-centered questions like What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, ambitions, and dreams for my future?
  • You didn’t create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for
  • You were made by God and for God—and until you understand that, life will never make sense
  • Life is about letting God use you for his purposes, not using him for your own
  • Self-help books, even Christian ones, usually offer the same predictable steps to finding your life’s purpose: consider your dreams, clarify your values, set some goals, figure out what you’re good at, aim high, go for it, be disciplined, believe you can achieve your goals, involve others, never give up—these recommendations often lead to great success, but being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not at all the same thing
  • To discover your purpose in life you must turn to God’s Word, not the world’s wisdom
  • God has clearly revealed his five purposes for our lives through the Bible
  • God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about him; his purpose for your life predates your conception; he planned it before you existed, without your input

Day 2: You Are Not an Accident

  • God planned the days of your life in advance, choosing the exact time of your birth and death
  • God had a plan in creating you; every person was designed with a purpose in mind
  • God made you so he could love you

Day 3: What Drives Your Life?

  • Everyone’s life is driven by something—common drivers include guilt, fear, resentment and anger, materialism, and the need for approval
  • Nothing matters more than knowing God’s purposes for your life
  • There are five benefits of living a purpose driven life
  1. It gives meaning to your life—without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning
  2. It simplifies your life—you ask, “Does this activity help me fulfill one of God’s purposes for my life?”
  3. It focuses your life—the men and women who have made the greatest difference in history were the most focused; if you want your life to have impact, focus it! Do less. Prune away even good activities and do only that which matters most
  4. It motivates your life—purpose always produces passion; nothing energizes like a clear purpose
  5. It prepares you for eternity—you weren’t put on earth to be remembered; you were put on earth to prepare for eternity. What matters most is not what others will say about your life but what God says
  • When you stand before God, he will ask two crucial questions:
  1. What did you do with my son, Jesus Christ? (this will determine where you spend eternity)
  2. What did you do with what I gave you? (this will determine what you do in eternity)

Chapter 4: Made to Last Forever

  • This life is not all there is; this life is preparation for the next
  • Live with an eternal perspective—this will color how you handle every relationship, task, and circumstance
  • The Bible says, “This world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.”
  • Matthew Henry said, “It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our final day

Chapter 5: Seeing Life from God’s View

  • The way you see your life shapes your life
  • The Bible offers three metaphors that teach us God’s view of life: life is a test, life is a trust, and life is a temporary assignment (these ideas are the foundation of the purpose-driven life)

1. Life on earth is a test

  • God continually tests people’s character, faith, obedience, love, integrity, and loyalty
  • Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test
  • You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies
  • In his own life, Warren has noticed that God tests his faith through problems, tests his hope by how he handles possessions, and tests his love through people
  • When you understand that life is a test, you realize that nothing is insignificant in your life

2. Life on earth is a trust

  • We are stewards of whatever God gives us
  • At the end of your life on earth you will be evaluated and rewarded according to how well you handled what God entrusted to you
  • God promises three rewards in heaven: (1) God’s affirmation, (2) a promotion and greater responsibility, (3) celebration
  • God watches how we use money to test how trustworthy we are

Chapter 6: Life is a Temporary Assignment

  • To make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths:
  1. Compared with eternity, life is extremely brief
  2. Earth is only a temporary residence; you won’t be here long, so don’t get too attached
  • God is very blunt about the danger of living for the here and now and adopting the values, priorities, and lifestyles of the world around us
  • In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life—longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity
  • Realizing that life on earth is just a temporary assignment should radically alter your values; eternal values, not temporal ones, should become the deciding factors for your decisions
  • In God’s eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat this life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity

 Chapter 7: The Reason for Everything

  • It’s all for him; the ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God
  • Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives
  • There are many ways to bring glory to God, but they can be summarized in God’s 5 purposes for your life:
  1. We bring God glory by worshiping him
  • Worship is our first responsibility to God; we worship God by enjoying him
  • Worship is far more than praising, singing, and praying to God; it is a lifestyle of enjoying God, loving him, and giving ourselves to be used for his purposes
  1. We bring God glory by loving other believers
  • It is your responsibility to learn how to love as God does
  1. We bring God glory by becoming like Christ
  • Spiritual maturity is becoming like Jesus in the way we think, act, and feel
  1. We bring God glory by serving others with our gifts
  2. We bring God glory by telling others about him
  • Once we know the truth, God expects us to share it with others
  • What are you going to live for—yourself or God?
  • Real life begins by committing yourself completely to Jesus Christ

Purpose #1: You Were Planned For God’s Pleasure

Chapter 8: Planned for God’s Pleasure

  • Bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the first purpose of your life
  • Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
  • Worship is a lifestyle
  • Worship is not for your benefit—when we worship, our goal is to bring pleasure to God, not ourselves
  • You do everything to the glory of God by doing everything as if your were doing it for Jesus and by carrying on a continual conversation with him while you do it

 Chapter 9: What Makes God Smile?

  • Pleasing God is the first purpose of your life—find out what will please Christ and then do it
  • From Noah’s life we learn the five acts of worship that make God smile:
  1. God smiles when we love him supremely
  • Learning to love God and be loved by him should be the greatest objective of your life
  1. God smiles when we trust him completely
  • Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for your life
  1. God smiles when we obey him wholeheartedly
  • This means doing whatever God asks without reservation or hesitation
  • Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions
  1. God smiles when we praise and thank him continuously
  2. God smiles when we use our abilities
  • When you live in the light of eternity, your focus changes from “How much pleasure am I getting out of life?” to “How much pleasure is God getting out of my life?”

Chapter 10: The Heart of Worship

  • The heart of worship is surrender; we give ourselves to him, not out of fear or duty, but in love, because he first loved us
  • Offering yourself to God is what worship is all about
  • There are three barriers that block our total surrender to God: fear, pride, and confusion (we don’t realize how much God loves us, we want to control our own lives, and we misunderstand the meaning of surrender
  • Trust is an essential ingredient to surrender
  • Surrender is best demonstrated in obedience and trust; you say “yes, Lord” to whatever he asks of you
  • Surrendered hearts show up best in relationships (don’t demand your rights)
  • When you surrender you experience peace, freedom, and God’s power in your life
  • Surrendered people are the ones God uses
  • Sometimes it takes years, but eventually you discover that the greatest hindrance to God’s blessing in your life is not others, it is yourself—your self-will, stubborn pride, and personal ambition; you cannot fulfill God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans
  • Surrendering is not a one time event, you must make it a daily habit

Chapter 11: Becoming Best Friends with God

  • God wants to be your best friend
  • There are six secrets of friendship with God (two in this chapter, four more in ch.12)
  1. Through constant conversation
  • Everything you do can be “spending time with God” if he is invited to be part of it and you stay aware of his presence
  • At first you will need to create reminders to regularly bring your thoughts back to the awareness that God is with you (e.g., hourly alarm on watch)
  1. Through continual meditation
  • A second way to establish a friendship with God is by thinking about his Word throughout your day
  • Develop the practice of reviewing the truth in your mind, thinking about it over and over
  • Prayer lets you speak to God; meditation lets God speak to you

Chapter 12: Developing Your Friendship with God

  • You are as close to God as you choose to be
  • Intimate friendship with God is a choice, not an accident; you must intentionally seek it
  • Like any friendship it takes desire, time, and energy
  1. You must choose to be honest with God
  • Genuine friendship is built on disclosure
  • Bitterness is the greatest barrier to friendship with God (why would I want to be his friend if he allowed this?); the antidote is to realize that God always acts in your best interest
  1. You must choose to obey God in faith
  • Jesus made it clear that obedience is a condition of intimacy with God
  • We obey God because we love him and trust that he knows what is best for us
  • Small opportunities to obey surround us every day
  1. You must choose to value what God values
  • To be a friend of God, you must care about all the people around you whom God cares about
  1. You must desire friendship with God more than anything else
  • There is an easy way to reignite your passion for God—start asking God to give it to you
  • There is nothing—absolutely nothing—more important than developing a friendship with God

Chapter 13: Worship that Pleases God

  • God wants all of you; he desires your full devotion
  1. God is pleased when our worship is accurate
  2. God is pleased when our worship is authentic
  • In his book Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas identifies nine of the ways people draw near to God
  1. God is pleased when our worship is thoughtful
  2. God is pleased when our worship is practical

Chapter 14: When God Seems Distant

  • God is real, no matter how you feel
  • The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God
  • God is more concerned that you trust him than that you feel him
  1. Tell God exactly how you feel—he can handle your doubt, anger, fear, grief, confusion, and questions
  2. Focus on who God is—his unchanging nature
  3. Trust God to keep his promises
  4. Remember what God has already done for you

Purpose #2: You Were Formed for God’s Family

Chapter 15: Formed for God’s Family

  • The entire Bible is the story of God building a family who will love him, honor him, and reign with him forever
  • Because God is love, he treasures relationships
  • Your eternal inheritance, not retirement, is what you should be looking forward to and working for

Chapter 16: What Matters Most

  • Because God is love, the most important lesson he wants you to learn on earth is how to love
  • Our love for each other is our greatest witness to the world
  • God wants you to be in regular, close fellowship with other believers so you can develop the skill of loving
  • Through fellowship we learn three important truths:
  1. The best use of life is love
  • Love should be your top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition
  • Busyness is the great enemy of relationships
  • The point of life is learning to love—God and people
  • We will be evaluated on our love—one of the ways God measures spiritual maturity is by the quality of your relationships
  1. The best expression of love is time
  • Love means giving up—yielding your preferences, comfort, goals, security, money, energy, or time for the benefit of someone else
  1. The best time to love is now

Chapter 17: A Place to Belong

  • You are called to belong, not just believe
  • Whenever we become careless about fellowship, everything else begins to slide too
  1. A church family identifies you as a genuine believer
  2. A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation
  • It is a lab for practicing unselfish, sympathetic love
  • Biblical fellowship is being as committed to each other as we are to Jesus Christ; God expects us to give our lives for each other
  1. A church family helps you to develop spiritual muscle
  • It is easy to fool ourselves into thinking we are mature if there is no one to challenge us; real maturity shows up in relationships
  1. The body of Christ needs you—use your gifts to help the church
  2. You will share in Christ’s mission in the world
  3. A church family will keep you from backsliding—we have the responsibility of keeping each other on track
  • The Christian life is more than just commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other Christians

Chapter 18: Experiencing Life Together

  • Life is meant to be shared
  • Real fellowship includes unselfish loving, honest sharing, practical serving, sacrificial giving, sympathetic comforting, and all the other “one another” commands found in the New Testament
  • Christians need to be involved in a small group within their church, whether it is a home fellowship group, a Sunday school class, or a Bible study
  • Real fellowship involves authenticity, encouragement and accountability, sympathy, and mercy/forgiveness

Chapter 19: Cultivating Community

  • Community requires commitment
  1. Cultivating community takes honesty—the willingness to lovingly speak the truth, to confront and resolve the underlying barriers that get in the way of deep community (go through tunnel of chaos)
  2. Cultivating community takes humility—pride builds walls between people; humility builds bridges
  • You can develop humility in very practical ways—by admitting your weaknesses, by being patient with others’ weaknesses, by being open to correction, and by pointing the spotlight on others
  • Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less
  1. Cultivating community takes courtesy—respecting our differences, being considerate of each other’s feelings, and being patient with people who irritate us
  • One key to courtesy is to understand where people are coming from
  1. Cultivating community takes confidentiality
  2. Cultivating community takes frequency
  • We are to develop the habit of meeting together
  • You have to spend time with people—a lot of time—to build deep relationships
  • Nine characteristics of biblical fellowship: authenticity, encouragement, support, forgiveness, honesty, humility, respecting differences, confidentiality, and frequency

Chapter 20: Restoring Broken Fellowship

  • If you want God’s blessings on your life and you want to be known as a child of God, you must learn to be a peacemaker
  • Peacemaking is not avoiding conflict or appeasement
  • Seven biblical steps to restoring fellowship
  1. Talk to God before talking to the person
  • Most conflict is rooted in unmet needs; some of these needs can only be met by God
  1. Always take the initiative
  2. Sympathize with their feelings—first listen to people’s feelings (focus on feelings, not the facts)
  • Just listen and let people unload emotionally without being defensive
  • Patience comes from wisdom, and wisdom comes from hearing the perspective of others
  1. Confess your part of the conflict
  • When you begin by humbly admitting your mistakes, it defuses the other person’s anger and disarms their attack
  1. Attack the problem, not the person
  • You cannot fix the problem if you are consumed with fixing the blame
  • In resolving conflict, how you say it is as important as what you say
  1. Cooperate as much as possible
  • Do your best to compromise, adjust to others, and show preference to what they need
  1. Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution
  • Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem

Chapter 21: Protecting Your Church

  • It is your job to protect the unity of your church
  1. Focus on what we have in common, not our differences
  2. Be realistic in your expectations
  • Longing for the ideal while criticizing the real is evidence of immaturity
  • Reconciliation, not running away, is the road to stronger character and deeper fellowship
  1. Choose to encourage rather than criticize
  • Don’t stand on the sidelines and criticize, get involved and make a contribution
  • When you judge another believer you lose fellowship with God, expose your own pride and insecurity, set yourself up to be judged by God, and harm the fellowship of the church
  1. Refuse to listen to gossip
  2. Practice God’s method for conflict resolution—go yourself, take one or two others along, tell the church
  3. Support your pastor and leaders

Purpose #3: You Were Created to Become Like Christ

Chapter 22: Created to Become Like Christ

  • God wants you to become godly—taking on his values, attitudes, and character
  • Every time you forget that character is one of God’s purposes for your life, you will become frustrated by your circumstances
  1. We must cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s work
  • The Holy Spirit releases his power the moment you take a step of faith; obedience unlocks God’s power
  • We have three responsibilities in becoming like Christ:
  1. We must choose to let go of old ways of acting
  2. We must change the way we think
  3. We must develop new, godly habits
  • Your character is essentially the sum of your habits
  1. God uses his Word (truth), people (support), and circumstances (environment) to mold us
  2. Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth

Chapter 23: How We Grow

  • Spiritual growth is not automatic; it takes intentional commitment
  • We become whatever we are committed to
  1. God’s part and your part—spiritual growth is a collaborative effort between you and the Holy Spirit
  • Christlikeness is the result of making Christlike choices and depending on his Spirit to help you fulfill those choices
  1. Changing your autopilot—to change your life, you must change the way you think
  • The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act
  • You need to develop the mind of Christ, taking on his outlook and perspective
  • Start thinking maturely, which focuses on others, not yourself

Chapter 24: Transformed By Truth

  • The truth transforms us
  • To become like Jesus, we must fill our lives with his Word; feeding on his Word must be your first priority
  • Five ways to assimilate God’s truth: receive it, read it, research it, remember it, reflect on it
  • We can’t watch TV for three hours, then read the Bible for three minutes and expect to grow
  • No other habit can do more to transform your life and make you more like Jesus than daily reflection on Scripture
  • You must apply the Bible’s principles, put them into practice
  • The best way to become a doer of the Word is to always write out an action step as a result of your reading or studying or reflecting on God’s Word
  • Every application will involve either your relationship with God, your relationship to others, or your personal character

Chapter 25: Transformed By Trouble

  • God has a purpose behind every problem
  • Life is a series of problems and every problem is a character building opportunity
  • Since God intends to make you like Jesus, he will take you through the same experiences Jesus went through; that includes loneliness, temptation, stress, criticism, rejection, and many other problems
  • Responding to problems the way Jesus would:
  1. Remember that God’s plan is good
  • It is vital that you stay focused on God’s plan, not your pain or problem
  • The secret to endurance is to remember that your pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal
  1. Rejoice and give thanks
  2. Refuse to give up
  • When facing trouble, don’t ask “why me?” Instead ask “What do you want me to learn?”

Chapter 26: Growing through Temptation

  • Every temptation is an opportunity to do good
  • God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you’re tempted to express the exact opposite quality
  • How temptation works:
  1. Satan identifies a desire inside of you—may be sinful desire or legitimate desire that you’re tempted to fulfill in the wrong way or at the wrong time
  2. Doubt—Satan tries to get you to doubt what God has said about the sin
  3. Deception—won’t hurt you, no one will find out, etc.
  4. Disobedience
  • Overcoming temptation
  1. Realize you will be tempted (the closer you grow to God, the more Satan will try to tempt you)
  2. Recognize your pattern of temptation and be prepared for it
  • Ask yourself, “When am I most tempted? Where? How?”
  • You should identify your typical pattern of temptation and then prepare to avoid those situations as much as possible
  1. Request God’s help

Chapter 27: Defeating Temptation

–        There is always a way out

–        Four biblical keys to defeating temptation

  1. Refocus your attention on something else

–        Change the channel of your mind and get interested in another idea

–        To reduce temptation, keep your mind occupied with God’s Word and other good thoughts (principle of replacement)

  1. Reveal your struggle to a godly friend or support group
  2. Resist the devil—accept God’s salvation, use the Word of God as your sword
  3. Realize your vulnerability

Chapter 28: It Takes Time

–        There are no shortcuts to maturity

–        Why it takes so long:

  1. We are slow learners—we have to relearn the same lessons over and over
  2. We have a lot to unlearn—our bad habits didn’t develop overnight

–        These old habits, patterns, and practices need to be removed and replaced

  1. Growth is often painful and scary—every change involves a loss of some kind
  2. Habits take time to develop—repetition is the mother of character and skill

–        Don’t get in a hurry:

  1. Believe god is working in your life even when you don’t feel it
  2. Keep a notebook or journal of lessons learned

–        write down the insights and life lessons God teaches you about him, about yourself, about life, relationships, and everything else

–        Reviewing your spiritual journal regularly can spare you a lot of unnecessary pain and heartache

  1. Be patient with God and with yourself

Purpose #4: You Were Shaped for Serving God

Chapter 29: Accepting Your Assignment

–        You were put on earth to make a contribution

  1. You were created and saved to serve God

–        In God’s kingdom, you have a place, a purpose, a role, and a function to fulfill

–        God has a ministry for you in his church and a mission for you in the world

–        In China they welcome new believers by saying “Jesus now has a new pair of eyes to see with, new ears to listen with, new hands to help with, and a new heart to love others with

  1. You are commanded to serve God

–        Service is not optional; it is the heart of the Christian life

–        Serving and giving sum up God’s fourth purpose for your life

  1. Preparing for eternity

–        Life is meant for ministry; God wants you to learn to love and serve others unselfishly

  1. Service and significance—you are going to give your life to something. What will it be?

Chapter 30: Shaped for Serving God

–        You were shaped to serve God

–        Here’s how God shapes you for your ministry: spiritual gifts, heart (passion), abilities, personality, experiences

  1. Spiritual gifts: God gives every believer spiritual gifts to be used in ministry (for benefit of others)
  2. Heart (passion): The Bible uses the term heart to describe the bundle of desires, hopes, interests, ambitions, dreams, and affections you have

–        Don’t ignore your interests, consider how they might be used for God’s glory

–        Whenever you do what God wired you to love to do, you get good at it

Chapter 31: Understanding Your Shape

3.   Abilities: the natural talents you were born with (all of our abilities come from God)

–     To discover God’s will for your life, you should seriously examine what you are good at doing and what you’re not good at

–     God matches our calling and our capabilities

4.   Personality: your personality will affect how and where you use your spiritual gifts and abilities

–     You must filter what you learn about ministry from others through your own shape—you can’t be them

5.   Experiences: family, educational, vocational, spiritual, ministry, painful

–     God uses painful experiences the most to prepare you for ministry; your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt

–     God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others

–     For God to use painful experiences, you must be willing to share them

Chapter 32: Using What God Gave You

–        God deserves your best; he wants you to focus on talents he has given you to use

–        The best use of your life is to serve God out of your shape

  1. Begin by assessing your gifts and abilities

–        The best way to discover your gifts and abilities is to experiment with different areas of service; it helps to get feedback from those who know you best

–        Until you’re actually involved in serving, you’re not going to know what you’re good at

2.   Consider your heart and personality (again, get feedback from those who know you best)

3.   Examine your experiences and extract the lessons you have learned

–     Whatever gifts you have been given can be enlarged and developed through practice

Chapter 33: How Real Servants Act

–        We serve God by serving others

–        Jesus measured greatness in terms of service, not status

–        God often tests our hearts by asking us to serve in ways we’re not shaped

–        Your primary ministry should be in the area of your shape, but your secondary service is wherever you’re needed at the moment

–        Real servants make themselves available to serve

–        Real servants pay attention to needs—they are always on the lookout for ways to help others

Chapter 34: Thinking Like a Servant

–        Service starts in your mind

  1. Real servants think more about others than about themselves

–        When we stop focusing no our own needs, we become aware of the needs around us

  1. Servants think like stewards, not owners
  2. Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation

Chapter 35: God’s Power in Your Weakness

  1. Admit your weaknesses; own up to your imperfections
  2. Be content with your weaknesses
  3. Share your weaknesses: your failures, feelings, frustrations, fears

–        At some point in your life you must decide whether you want to impress people or influence people; you must get close to influence them and they will see your flaws

–        You build credibility by being honest; not by pretending to be perfect

Purpose #5: You Were Made for a Mission

Chapter 36: Made for a Mission

–        Your ministry is your service to believers, and your mission is your service to unbelievers

  1. Your mission is a continuation of Jesus’ mission on earth

–        God holds you responsible for the unbelievers who live around you

2.   Your mission has eternal significance

–     Nothing else you do will ever matter as much as helping people establish an eternal relationship with God

–     Look for people God places in your path with whom you can share the gospel

–     To fulfill your mission will require that you abandon your agenda and accept God’s agenda for your life

–     You yield your rights, expectations, dreams, plans, and ambitions to him

 

Chapter 37: Sharing Your Life Message

–        Your life message has four parts to it:

  1. Your testimony: the story of how you began a relationship with Jesus

–     The essence of witnessing is sharing your personal experiences regarding the Lord

  1. Your life lessons: the most important lessons God has taught you

–     Write down the major life lessons you have learned so you can share them with others

  1. Your godly passions: the issues God shaped you to care about most
  2. The Good News: the message of salvation
  3. You must learn to love lost people the way God does

Chapter 38: Becoming a World-Class Christian

–        World-class Christians know they were saved to serve and made for a mission

  1. Shift from self-centered thinking to other-centered thinking

–        Prayer is the most important tool for your mission to the world

–        Maintain an eternal perspective

Chapter 39: Balancing Your Life

–        You can keep your life balanced and on track by:

  1. Joining a small group for accountability
  2. Regularly evaluating your spiritual health
  3. Recording your progress in a journal

–        This is not a diary of events, but a record of the life lessons you don’t want to forget

  1. Passing on what you learn to others

Chapter 40: Living With Purpose

–        You should develop a purpose statement for your life and then review it regularly

–        One day God will ask you:

  • Did you put Jesus at the center of your life?
  • Did you develop his character?
  • Did you devote your life to serving others?
  • Did you communicate his message and fulfill his vision?
  • Did you love and participate in his family?

–        You need to serve God’s purpose in your generation