The Purpose of Our Life

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Do you know what your purpose is?
Do you know what drives you?

As you think about that question, you may be picturing a certain aspect of your life. For example:
· Home life
· Spiritual life
· Work life
· Recreational life
· School life
· Etc.
We have compartmentalized our lives. But with God, there is no distinction between the different areas of our lives. God has a purpose for our life.

Sadly, many of us don’t have any idea what that purpose is.

· Joke: Did you hear about the little girl who went to her mother and asked “Mommy, why do you cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?” The girl’s Mother thought for a moment and said “I think it’s because it adds to the flavor by allowing the meat to better absorb the spices, but maybe you should go ask your grandmother, because she always did it that way.” So the little girl went to her grandmother and asked “Grandma, why do you and Mom cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?” Her grandmother thought for a moment and said “I think it allows the meat to stay tender because it soaks up the juices better, but why don’t you ask your Nana, because I learned it from her and she always did it that way.” The little girl, getting a little frustrated, goes to her great grandmother, climbs up on her lap and asks “Nana, why do you and Mom and Grandma cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?” Her great grandmother smiled and said “I’m not sure why they do it, but I did it because my pot wasn’t big enough.”

We are all driven either by design or default.
We either live for the purpose that God designed us to, or we live according to the demands of our schedule and the expectations of others.

Some people think the purpose of life is making money, for some it is having as much fun as possible, and for others it’s being popular and well liked by others.

There’s nothing wrong with these things, but if they are your whole purpose in life, there’s an emptiness to it. It’s kind of like cotton candy – all taste, but

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