Compelling Purpose

In his bestselling book Rick Warren’s  repeatedly asks, “What on earth are you here for?” He challenges individuals to determine their unique calling that best utilizing their strengths and impacts the world around them. That’s probably the question Nehemiah asked himself when his enemies sought to distract him from building the wall of Jerusalem.
Great lives are produced by a commitment to a great cause.  Great people are usually just ordinary people who have made a great commitment to a great cause.  That cause draws them out of themselves and makes them more than they could be on their own.  Isn’t it true that  all successful teams form around purpose, and they bond by pursuing that purpose together?
 Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird in Outreach Magazine suggests that successful teams thrive on the 5Cs of a compelling purpose: clear, compelling, challenging,calling-oriented and consistently held. There is no doubt that Nehemiah has a compelling purpose. Notice his reply to his critics: “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”
What motivates you to get out of bed every day? What motivates you to live the rest of your life?  What motivates you to keep on going? Until you have a compelling purpose for your life, you’re just existing.  I suggest that the most compelling purpose in life, that you can give your life for is the kingdom of God.  There’s no greater investment that will pay you dividend into eternity.

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