Week 2 1-17-15
LIVING A LIFE OF DEDICATION TO THE THINGS IN LIFE THAT MATTER THE MOST
TO BE ALL IN YOUR LIFE NEEDS A LIFE OBJECTIVE
Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. (Colossians 3:23 CEB)
Where there is no vision, the people perish:... (Proverbs 29:18a KJV)
ONE GIFT I COULD GIVE YOU IT WOULD BE THE GIFT OF GOD'S VISION FOR YOUR LIFE. A LIFETIME GOAL
(1 Corinthians 2:9-10). ( Ephesians 1:16-20 & 3:14-20) (Colossians 1:9-14)
I ). WHAT IS A LIFE TIME GOAL?
A CLEARLY DEFINED PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE
It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known,... (Romans 15:20a NIV)
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (John 15:8 KJV)
II ). WHAT DOES A LIFE TIME GOAL DO?
1). FILTERS MY DECISIONS AND REDUCES FRUSTRATION
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8 KJV)
2). INCREASES MOTIVATION
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5 NIV)
3). FOCUSES MY CONCENTRATION.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, (Philippians 3:13 NLT)
I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. (Psalm 27:4 MSG)
4). ATTRACTS COOPERATION
He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,... (Proverbs 11:27a NKJV)
III ). HOW DO I DETERMINE MY LIFE OBJECTIVE?
1). TAKE TIME TO BE STILL
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; ...” (Psalm 46:10a NIV)
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD ’s purpose prevails. (Proverbs 19:21 MSG)
2). WHAT AM I GIFTED TO DO ?
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.... (Romans 12:6a NIV)
3). WHAT DO I WANT TO DO ?
May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. (Psalms 20:4 NKJV)
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. (1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV)
TWO THINGS WILL LAST FOREVER
GODS WORD Mark 13:31
PEOPLE Matthew 25:46
4). WHAT ARE MY EXPERIENCES ?
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NKJV)
He’s the one who comforts us in all our trouble so that we can comfort other people who are in every kind of trouble. We offer the same comfort that we ourselves received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4 CEB)
5). WHAT DOES GODS WORD SAY ?
A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV)
6). WHAT DOES WISE COUNSEL SAY ?
Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. (Proverbs 15:22 NKJV)
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 24:6 NKJV)
Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing, (Psalms 92:13-14 NKJV)