Friday, April 8, 2011

Finding My Purpose In Life...

I have "started over" reading and studying "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. I am sooo bad, I purchased it a year ago, and am just now settling into it. Too many "other things" have taken precedence over it in the past year. And already in the first day's reading I am understanding how to " do less" in life by focusing on what is most important. And, as a result, everything else is falling right in line as it should. How many times have I heard this? All through my childhood, growing up in church, throughout Sunday School, sermons, etc. It is sooo true. So many times I find myself trying to fit everything in, take care of everybody (and I mean everybody), people I don't even know. And that has been the whole problem.."myself". It is not about me. God created me and had a purpose and plan for me even before I was conceived. I can choose my career, my spouse, my hobbies and other parts of my life, but not my purpose. I am His "invention" and since He is my "inventor" I must go to Him to find my purpose. This 40 day study is so perfect for me at this point in my life. Kids are grown, the world seems so chaotic, what used to be wrong is now somehow considered to be right and "okay", so much going on, etc. What a "breather" this book gives. And ths significance of this study's "40 days" is in itself amazing. You will have to dig in yourself to find out why if you don't already know. And I encourage you to join me in doing just that. Have a blessed weekend!!!


  1. I love that book! Last fall our church home group went through The Purpose Driven Life with the videos including reading the book. It was so good and yes, reminded me what is important. I would like to read it again all on my own and not in a group. You will have to let us know what you are learning as you go.

    ♥Lee Ann

  2. Thank you for visiting...I am enjoying this book so much, I really am glad that I put it off until now, it just seems to be a more suitable time for me to really appreciate it and to really get fully absorbed in it. I am doing the "40 day" deal, but honestly, I can't wait for the next day to dive in again and to see what's in store for me next.