We’re finally here, ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for the BIG FAT PURPOSE STATEMENT.
The four questions (one, two, three, four) should give you an opportunity to brainstorm and spend some time with God in determining a specific purpose statement for your life. Bada-bing bada-boom, no?
MY BIG FAT PURPOSE STATEMENT:
My purpose is to glorify God by being faithful to encourage people in my life to take big risks for God.
As I looked through my brainstorming, I noticed a few common themes:
- God has given me a heart for people. He has particularly given me a longing for the lost to find Him, but He has also given me a passion to embolden His followers to live for Him and His purposes. So the “people in my life” are not just the people currently in my life, but also believers and unbelievers that I pursue on behalf of Him.
- God wants me to be faithful. I am quite scattered in my interests, and it excites me to change things up. But how will I see fruit if I keep starting things over? It is a big risk for me to remain faithful because I will fail and have to depend on Him.
- God wants my heart. I also crave more of Him, and I have to fight alongside the Spirit to stay focused and committed to His will, not the world’s, for my life.
So there you have it folks, my purpose in a nutshell. I have to say, this has been an exhilarating process for me, one I’ve never really gone through. I hope this has equally rocked your world.
State your BIG FAT PURPOSE STATEMENT in the comments!