What is the Key to Life? - Part 1

A USA Today survey asked, “If you had the opportunity to ask God one question, what would it be?” The number one answer was, “What is my purpose in life? Why am I here?  

Whether we realize it or not, everyone is looking for the key to life. We’ve each been given a purpose, and our goal is to find out from our Creator who we are and what that purpose  in life is. So, where do we start? Today, I’m joined by my dad, Ron Stewart, to help us answer that question.

 Start with yourself:

  • If you don’t know God, you can’t know you, and if you don’t know you, then you’ll never discover what your purpose is.
  • Bertrand Russell – “Unless you assume a God, the question about life’s purpose is meaningless.”
  • When we know our Creator and how He’s designed us we can begin to understand this is the life that He’s given us.

Many people believe their purpose in life is to be happy:

  • God’s purpose for you is to have a personal relationship with Him.
  • Real happiness comes from discovering and following God’s perfect will for your life.
  • If you ever get to the center of God’s will, you will discover it’s what you’ve been searching for.
  • That doesn’t mean you won’t have problems, but you will have an inner peace.

We have to go back to God:

  • Whenever we’re struggling or trying to learn about ourselves, we have to go back to  God.
  • He’s the one who created you so He knows what’s best for you.
  • Many people fight God and His will for so long, but when they finally make the commitment to give their life to Him, they wonder why they waited so long.
  • Moses, David, and Peter all found their purpose for living AFTER they developed a relationship with the Lord.
  • You will never know your purpose until you know your Creator in a personal way. 

Why do Christians who know God still struggle to find fulfillment?

  • If you don’t know your purpose you won’t be satisfied with anything for very long.
  • Satisfaction doesn’t come having everything go your way. It comes from knowing you’re doing what you were created to do.
  • When your relationship with God is right, your circumstances don’t control you.
  • You must be careful not to identify your work, your spouse, or your children as your purpose in life.
  • If you don’t know your purpose you can become so dissatisfied that your life feels meaningless.

In the next episode, we’ll continue this discussion about discovering your purpose in life. 
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