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    “For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11).”

    There is no doubt that you have a divine purpose for your life, something God has called you to do. Regardless of whether He has revealed His specific purpose to you or not, it's the task of every believer to become spiritually fit to start running our race with excellence. When we enter the race of faith, people see us. They know of our situations, and they watch as spectators to see if we will win our battles and overcome our challenges. Purposefully spending time in God's Word and His presence, learning to hear His voice clearly and follow His lead, equips us to run our race with excellence. This way we show others the hope and future we have in remaining on course and staying true to the plans He has called us to.

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    Hmm... In many ways life can be viewed like a sports game or a video game. (Stay with me here, I'm going somewhere with this.)

    To succeed you have to first correctly identify the primary objective of the game, whether it is to get a ball through a goal or to shoot enemies before they shoot you. Then you have to identify and understand the tools you have to complete the objective, the obstacles in your way and so forth. But if you don't start out with the right objective, you're never going to be successful at this game.

    The problem with the game of life is, too many people start out with the wrong objective. Many seem to believe getting married is the be-all and end-all of life, and they spend their whole lives either searching for a spouse or worrying that their spouse will leave them. Many set power and money as their main objective in life, to gain as much of it as they can. And they try their whole lives to pile up things that they will lose when they die.

    The Army will tell you to "Be all that you can be" and many people will tell you that too. Does the phrase "You're not living up to your potential" ring any bells? Many people will tell you that if you are not using all your abilities to make all the money you can possibly make, that your life is... somehow less than it should be. They almost imply you are a failure if you are not being all you can be.

    The problem is, they have the wrong end-game as their goal in life.

    What SHOULD your primary objective in life be? That's for you to figure out, not something for me to dictate. I can give you a hint, the Bible is full of answers about that. But I have watched many people pursue what they thought was the main objective in life, and grow old and die miserable. And I have watched my pastor and many of the older saints in my church living a Godly life, and growing old and dying content and happy with the lives they have lived.

    There's an old Steven Curtis Chapman song that talks about how opportunity keeps knocking, always telling you that all you need in life is just a little bit more than what you have. The chorus hits at the heart of worldly ambition.

    "I could live like a prisoner
    To all I could be
    Living in the land of opportunity
    But a heart pure and simple
    Is a heart that stays free
    Living in the land of opportunity"

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    On a side note, GOP you really tripped me out with that thread shift. I could swear I saw this thread in another sub-forum, and I knew just what I wanted to say in this thread, but when I went back to look for it I couldn't find it. Now I was certain I saw it right there... Then I found it in Young Adults forum instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    Hmm... In many ways life can be viewed like a sports game or a video game. (Stay with me here, I'm going somewhere with this.)

    To succeed you have to first correctly identify the primary objective of the game, whether it is to get a ball through a goal or to shoot enemies before they shoot you. Then you have to identify and understand the tools you have to complete the objective, the obstacles in your way and so forth. But if you don't start out with the right objective, you're never going to be successful at this game.

    The problem with the game of life is, too many people start out with the wrong objective. Many seem to believe getting married is the be-all and end-all of life, and they spend their whole lives either searching for a spouse or worrying that their spouse will leave them. Many set power and money as their main objective in life, to gain as much of it as they can. And they try their whole lives to pile up things that they will lose when they die.

    The Army will tell you to "Be all that you can be" and many people will tell you that too. Does the phrase "You're not living up to your potential" ring any bells? Many people will tell you that if you are not using all your abilities to make all the money you can possibly make, that your life is... somehow less than it should be. They almost imply you are a failure if you are not being all you can be.

    The problem is, they have the wrong end-game as their goal in life.

    What SHOULD your primary objective in life be? That's for you to figure out, not something for me to dictate. I can give you a hint, the Bible is full of answers about that. But I have watched many people pursue what they thought was the main objective in life, and grow old and die miserable. And I have watched my pastor and many of the older saints in my church living a Godly life, and growing old and dying content and happy with the lives they have lived.

    There's an old Steven Curtis Chapman song that talks about how opportunity keeps knocking, always telling you that all you need in life is just a little bit more than what you have. The chorus hits at the heart of worldly ambition.

    "I could live like a prisoner
    To all I could be
    Living in the land of opportunity
    But a heart pure and simple
    Is a heart that stays free
    Living in the land of opportunity"

    Wow! I love what you said. Well said my brother. Those who have ears let them hear.
    Life is not about marriage or wealth or money or fame or jobs. Any one who focuses and put all of his/her attention on these things, a large part of life will pass he/she by.
    Life is all about experiencing GOD ALMIGHTY our HOLY FATHER. JESUS CHRIST is LIFE.
    GOD bless you my brother in JESUS' NAME.
    JESUS IS LORD.

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