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GENTalks Episode 17: The Pursuit of Purpose

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Episode 17: The Pursuit of Purpose

 

Kaitlin and Katie talk about the pursuit of purpose in episode 17. They share podcasts, Bible stories and personal stories reflecting on God purpose and calling.   We live in a world that is more than willing to tell us what our purpose “should be” or “could be.” If we do not know why God put us here, we will let selfish ambition, worldly words of affirmation or natural ability give us our WHY. None of those will ever fit the God-shaped hole in our hearts.

 

Just like the maker of a product, defines the purpose of a product; our Maker, defines our divine purpose!

 

Don’t let the world deter you from your purpose. Sometimes we need to respond like Nehemiah did: “I am doing a great work. I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come see you?”

 

“I’m Doing a Great Work; I Can’t Come Down” Nehemiah 6:1-4 MSG

 

When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that there were no more breaks in it—even though I hadn’t yet installed the gates— Sanballat and Geshem sent this message: “Come and meet with us at Kephirim in the valley of Ono.”

 

I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?”

 

Four times they sent this message and four times I gave them my answer.

 

 

Craig Groeshel was told my many that the Bible should never be given away for free on the internet. He stayed the course, he did not come down from the wall and YouVersion was birthed.

“A free Bible on your phone, tablet, and computer. YouVersion is a

simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life.”

https://www.youversion.com

 

 

Craig Groeshel

https://www.life.church/watch/i-choose/

 

 

 

The Best Advise Dr. Maya Angelou has ever given – and received: SuperSoul Sunday: OWN – YouTube

https://youtu.be/aHvTWvKIPHo

 

 

The Purpose Driven Life

https://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Driven-Life-What-Earth/dp/031033750X

 

Take-aways from “The Purpose Driven Life”:

In a nutshell, our purpose is to know and enjoy God, and bring HIM glory with our lives.

When we die, God will ask us 2 questions:

What did you do with My Son, Jesus? (Purpose)

What did you do with the gifts I gave you? (Calling)

Do we use our gifts, time, talent, and treasure to love, enjoy, and share Jesus?

Our Calling is the HOW,

but our purpose is the WHY.

 

Prayerfully this conversation will ignite your passion to pursue your God-given purpose, knowing that you are equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit, as you function in your God-given calling. Don’t get hung up on the definitions and the differences in purpose and calling, just know that we all have both and if we seek God, we will find Him and He is ready and willing to explain everything we need to know as we journey together with HIM.

 

As always, the hope behind these talks is that they will encourage you to connect with the generations around you. We have much to learn from one another and we are most definitely #bettertogether !

 

Keep up with Kaitlin and Katie on their blogs at:

 

https://kaitlinbrookechappell.wordpress.com/tag/blog/

 

https://psalm8110.com or https://katiejwilson.com

 

**Intro and Outro music: Huge shout out for local singer/songwriter and author, Deanna Wood, who wrote and sings the song “No More Secrets” for the community site, http://www.ourcityonahill.net.

 

Below are links to the full song, as well as Deanna’s testimony, as shared with Our City.

 

Deanna is also the author of “Unintended Target”, a Christian mystery and suspense novel. Check it out here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26863989-unintended-target

 

Connect with D.L. Wood on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dlwoodonline

 

“No More Secrets” by Deanna Wood https://www.facebook.com/OurCityOnaHill/videos/567070513430438/

 

“I Will Rejoice” by Deanna Wood

http://www.ourcityonahill.net/i-will-rejoice-by-deanna-wood/

 

About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide!
A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel
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