Life purpose is a rising movement that has been shaping the church over the last ten years and will be a major influence for the next generation. Just as the “visionary leadership” concept has been at the forefront of the way churches are led for the last season, the coming wave seems to be helping people to discover and fulfill their personal destiny. I believe God is continuing a move that began with the charismatic renewal two generations ago—unleashing and fully activating lay people, so that everyone in his body is a vital contributor to the Kingdom. Continue reading “Life Purpose”
“Well, I’ve made a decision. I don’t think I can do this any more. So, I’ve decided to quit!” murmured Pastor Josh on the other end of the phone. Could this be God’s revelation to him?
His coach responded with empathy, “Wow, sounds like you’ve come to some serious conclusions.”
“Yes, after all that’s happened, I just can’t see how I can continue to pastor here. I’ve done all I can do and feel like it’s time…time to move on.” he sighs.
“You mentioned you just couldn’t see how you could continue. What would you need to see to stay?” his coach asked.
“At this point, a burning bush would work!” Both chuckle. Then the pastor responds again, “I guess I’m just not seeing any fruit in what we’re trying to accomplish.”
“What are you seeing Josh?” Continue reading “Coaching and God’s Revelation”
Understanding purpose gives clarity and vision when you look at the future. But what if you’re unsure of your purpose? Purpose seems to be a buzzword these days. Millions have purchased Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. Without question, the age-old question “Why am I here?” is one every human being ponders. We all want to know why we are here and what it is that we should be doing. Continue reading “Understanding Purpose”
Last month, we talked about “stinkin’ thinking” and it’s resultant victim mentality versus the more favorable paradigm of responsibility. We touched on the idea that our thoughts have a great deal to do with our circumstances. This month, we will focus on the effect of figuring out what’s your life purpose has on your thinking. Continue reading “Your Life Purpose: What Is It?”