Encouragement · Faith · Wisdom

Sunday’s Service: The Purpose Driven Life 3-19-17

This is from the notes I took during church today by pastor Dr. Mickey Hawkins.

Psalm 8

It’s about purpose and victory in our lives. Psalm 8 is all about God looking at your life as someone He created for a very special purpose. It doesn’t matter what you look like or what you do for a living – you matter to God! Everyone matters to God!

I. You are a unique person.

Who are you? How would you describe yourself? With God, it’s ok to be you! He wants you to be comfortable in your own skin. He doesn’t want you to be like someone else. Just be you!

There are 10 billion people in the world and no one has the same finger print. You are unique!

Psalm 8:4-5
What are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us?
For you made us only a little lower than God, and you crowned us with glory and honor.

II. Find your passion and have authority over it!

You are unique because you have a unique passion in your life. Your outside is different, but so is your inside.

Psalm 8:6
You put us in charge of everything you made, giving us authority over all things –

Some people have substance abuse problems. They don’t live their life passionate about anything. They let the substance take control. But, we have control. God put us in charge – in control.

No matter what you do, you can do it with passion. You can fit your passion into your work. If you could do anything, and do it for free, what would you do? That’s how passionate you are!

III. We are each designed for a unique purpose.

God has gifted us all with passion. Life can get out of control and we lose focus of what our passion really is. We need the Lord’s help. We can’t do it alone.

Q. What is the ultimate purpose for your life?

A. The answer is sandwiched between God’s glory in verses 1 & 9. We are to glorify God!

Psalm 8:1
O Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.

Psalm 8:9
O Lord, our God, the majesty of your name fills the earth!

That is why we’re here. We aren’t supposed to glorify ourselves. If we glorify God, our life will take on a whole lot of significance!

Do you want to live a life that’s usual? Or, do you want to live an unusual life that touches others? The kind of life that tells others they’re unique and matter to God.

“Doesn’t matter how long you lived, what matters is how you lived.”
– Rick Warren


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