What is the Key to Life? - Part 2

If you find yourself struggling with a lack of purpose and fulfillment in life, it’s likely that you have not yet figured out what God is calling you to be. Today, I’m joined again by my  dad, Ron Stewart, and we’re picking up where we left off last time in our conversation about finding the key to life.

 Your purpose in life is to glorify God and to do His will.

  • Even as a 12-year-old, Jesus knew His purpose.
  • His business was to be a carpenter, but His purpose was to do the will of God.
  • Your job isn’t you. It’s just a way to finance your real purpose in life.

Not fulfilling your purpose impacts both you and others.

  • If you don’t know your purpose, someone is going to hell.
  • Jesus said His purpose was to seek and to save the lost. As Christians, our purpose is the same as Jesus’s.
  • We glorify God and do His will by seeking and saving those who are lost in the places where God has put us in our daily life (job, school, community, etc.)
  • It’s when we engage with God in this purpose that we really start to feel His presence.

 There’s a difference between your goals and your purpose.

  • Sometimes our personal goals get in the way of what God wants us to do.
  • Even if you meet your goals, it doesn’t mean that you’ve completed your purpose.
  • Your goals might change, but your purpose does not.
  • There’s more to life than goals. Goals aren’t enough.
  • If you find your purpose in anything other than Jesus, you’ll be devastated when the job changes, the relationship ends, the kids leave, etc.
  • We must hang on to our ultimate purpose. 

Jesus is the perfect example of what it looks like to fulfill your purpose.

  • Jesus came to complete the will of God, and when it was accomplished, he shouted, “It is finished.”
  • Jesus fulfilled His purpose in providing salvation for everyone. Have we, as Christians, fulfilled our purpose in proclaiming His salvation to everyone?
  • Someone may end up in hell for eternity if you don’t discover your purpose and start witnessing to others.
  • Not everyone will be saved when they hear the Gospel, but we keep sharing it because that’s our purpose in life. 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain.

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