purpose - pursue your purpose
January 24, 2021 | Matt Ware
This series will help you rediscover and reengage in the PURPOSE God has laid out specifically for you. 2020 knocked many off course, and uncertainty bred insecurity. People began to drift—losing their way because they lost their why. But we believe “God has a plan and you have a purpose!”
Pursuing your Purpose
James 1:22 (ESV) be doers of the word, and not hearers only.
2 Timothy 2:4-6 (ESV) No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
1. Don’t get DISTRACTED
2 Timothy 2:4 (ESV) No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
Philippians 3:14 (ESV) I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
3 things that DISTRACT you from Pursuing your Purpose.
1) The past
2) The people
3) The petty
2. Don’t get DISQUALIFIED
2 Timothy 2:5 (ESV) An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
Mark 7:15, 21-23 (ESV) There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a 6 person are what defile him … 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within.
3 things that DISQUALIFY you from Pursuing your Purpose: 1) Your apathy
2) Your attitude
3) Your arrogance
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
3. Don’t get DISCOURAGED
2 Timothy 2:6 (ESV) It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
Galatians 6:9 (ESV) let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
3 things that DISCOURAGE you from Pursuing your Purpose
1) The clock
2) The cost
3) The course