Colossians, Musings, Spiritual Formation

What is the sentence of your life (part 1)

Interesting Question?

Can you define in one sentence the purpose, goal and drive of your life?

Paul knew his sentence–read Colossians 1:24-29 and Colossians 2:1-5 in which he identifies his calling and purpose which drove him to give his all.

If you would like the clarity that comes from being able to articulate your “sentence” and to go along with the questions I posted–try these questions.

What do I find the greatest joy in that also brings God the greatest glory?

How have my past experiences (my background–family of origin, education, events) and my present abilities (God given enablements and gifts) positioned me for future impact?

What activity or type of relationship, not focused on me, replenishes rather than depletes my emotional energy tank?

Where might God want to use me that does not seem to fit in with my experiences, education, events and enablement?  What can I learn about myself for the future from being obedient in the present?

Having clarity–on who you were created to be (gifts and abilities), how God has crafted and can redeem your past experiences and background, along with your God given desires–gives freedom and motivation.

Author: Steve

I love to study the Bible and I love to engage with others in learning. I had been privileged to do this on a regular basis through church ministry and through part-time teaching at a local Bible colleges. Helping individuals learn to feed themselves through their own study of God’s Word is joy-giving to me. Influencing groups to do life and church from a biblically grounded, theologically faithful perspective is my passion.

2 Comments

  1. To be a good steward of all God has blessed me with in each of these areas: family, resources/education, His grace, the Scriptures, my health, the indwelling Holy Spirit, friendships. The list go probably go on, but I’ve just been convicted by my own purpose statement and feel the need to return back to my studies 🙂 (Matt 24:14-30)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

17 + 5 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.