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God desires us to be people of purpose.

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  1. 1. Designed with a Purpose What God has up His sleeve for you
  2. 2. About Purpose What is purpose? Do you feel you have a purpose? Do you ever wonder what’s the point? Did you know that you have a purpose? Did you know that you only need discover it?
  3. 3. We Have Innate Purpose We were created to care for the world We were created to procreate We were created to love God We were created to truly love others We were created to enjoy our work
  4. 4. Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
  5. 5. Genesis 9:7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.
  6. 6. Matthew 22:37,39 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
  7. 7. Eccelesiastes 3:22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?
  8. 8. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  9. 9. Worldly Distortion The world distorts our God-given purposes We destroy our environment in trying to subdue We don’t take care of the young and kill each other We don’t treat sex with respect We don’t truly love each other or God We don’t think we have a purpose
  10. 10. Where there is no vision, the people perish – Proverbs 29:18
  11. 11. What Is Your Vision? Do you have a vision for the world? What are you called to do? Do you have a game plan? Are you making good decisions? Are you making good friends and contacts?
  12. 12. Society Is Like A Body Each part of your body has a purpose Ask a medical professional about your body God created redundancy and spare parts Each of us fits into society in some way Most of us are finding out how God wants us to find our specific place
  13. 13. Daring To Dream Judges 7 - Gideon versus the Midianites He heard from God and obeyed He did not rely on his strength He wasn’t afraid of the enemy He heard a dream and listened
  14. 14. Daring To Dream He worshipped God He took charge of the situation He did a crazy thing on faith He had the battle fought for him He had fulfilled his purpose
  15. 15. How To Overcome Listen to what God says and obey Get rid of the dead weight in your life Your friends Your habits Your addictions Your strength Your pride
  16. 16. How To Overcome Don’t be afraid of your worldly weakness Don’t rely on your worldly strength Listen to the voice of God Observe your enemies Worship under trial Have faith