Wednesday, June 11, 2008

purpose power

George Washington Carver said: “No individual has any right to come into the word and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”

When you look at men and women throughout history. Those who excelled. When you read in the Bible of great leaders of faith… you see that they were men and women with a purpose.

Noah was able to build the ark, in spite of the criticism and ridicule of his neighbors...because he had a purpose.

Abraham was willing to leave his family and friends to go to a new land…because he had a purpose

Joseph was able to endure persecution and imprisonment…because he had a purpose

Moses was able to leave the palace and the riches of Egypt to lead the children of Israel…because he had a purpose.

David was able to face down the giant Goliath (while others ran and hid in their tents)… because he had a purpose.

Daniel stood firm when being thrown into a lion’s den…because he had a purpose.

John the Baptist was able to say, “I must decrease so that Christ may increase”…because he had a purpose.

Stephen proclaimed the message of God (even while being put to death)…because he had a purpose

Paul was able to withstand persecution and hardship…because he had a purpose

JESUS himself, in his love for mankind allowed himself to be placed on a cross, in our place...because he had a purpose.

And WHAT IS that purpose? Take a few minutes today and read (Matthew 22:37-39) and (Matthew 28:18-20).