Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Morning Coffee - God's Full Purpose

The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born BY his purpose and FOR his purpose.     ~ Rick Warren

I have always loved this quote by Rick Warren from A Purpose Driven Life.   Prior to September 3rd though, I focused on the words  fulfillment, happiness, careers and dreams.  Certainly my Godly purpose trumped these things.  Now however the words family and peace of mind are front and center – and these are not nearly so easy to accept. 

Time to refill my cup and contemplate on my full purpose rather than my personally selected purpose.  There is a big difference. 



  1. Good thought on that, Sandy! Our full purpose rather than our personally selected one.

  2. It is hard to accept that my purpose isn't His. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Trying to live by that credo is so difficult. I need a reminder from a friend like you, Sandy. You help to keep us walking in the right path. Bless you!