The Keys to Successfully Realizing Your God Given Purpose

As we are getting near the end of the year and start thinking about next year, here is another post in the “God’s Plan for Us” series. There are five keys to successfully realizing your God given purpose; thoughts, plans, desires, confidence, and determination.

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A lot of times the things we think look good end up not being so good. The things we don’t think will be good end up being what’s really good and useful. If the things of God are what we cherish, then we have all we need. Paraphrasing what my pastor, Steve Ramsdell once said in a sermon, “Over the course of life, most good things don’t happen magically or suddenly. They are the result of a predetermined request, an ongoing commitment to build momentum for life”. Here is a link to the Podcast player for inspiration at any time or any place: FUMC Sermon Podcast.

Vince Lombardi, the great football coach of the Green Bay Packers once said, “I firmly believe that a man’s finest hour – his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear is the moment when he works his heart out in a good cause…

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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