What Did Jesus Say About Purpose

personal growth - self development concept - isolated text in viWhat Did Jesus Say About Purpose

Doug Addison

No matter what you do in life, what career you pursue, or what you are working towards, your purpose is to grow and mature in all areas of your life: spiritually, emotionally and relationally. Your personal growth must be made a priority.

This concept echoes the message of Jesus in three classic statements He made in the Bible:

  • Jesus said, “Come, follow me…” (Matthew 4:19). You can’t follow Jesus long without bringing some type of change to your life. When we begin to follow Jesus, we are making our personal growth a priority.
  • Jesus also said, “Love God with all your heart and with all your soul… and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39). When we love God, ourselves and others we can’t avoid developing strong godly character.
  • And some of His final words were to “…teach them to do all the things I have told you” (Matthew 28:20 NLV). If you have learned anything in the process of following Jesus, you can help others.

What Did Jesus Say About Purpose? One of the first statements Jesus spoke publicly at the start of His ministry is much more profound than most people realize.

Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men. (Mark 1:17)

He said this to some common, everyday fishermen who later became His disciples and eventually leaders. Jesus was a religious teacher, but notice that He did not say they had to become professional teachers or rabbis to follow Him. God wanted to use them in the way they were created. They were fishermen, and Jesus said that they could become fishers of men.

God wants to use you uniquely in the special way that you were already created. Your purpose and the journey to obtain it will be unique based on your distinctive characteristics and life experiences.

Your purpose, to grow in your spiritual life with God, will take you on some exciting adventures with God. Some will be easy and fun, some more difficult. As we mature, you learn that it is a very worthwhile ride. Enjoy it now.

Blessings,

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Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

Doug Addison is a prophetic dream interpreter, speaker, writer, Life Coach, and stand-up comedian. Doug travels the world bringing a message of love, hope, and having fun! His unique style helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE BY STEVE FINNELL

    I believe every word of the Bible. I believe every verse of Scripture. I believe everything God says in His book.

    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE IS WHAT THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY.

    I believed Jesus when He said, in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE, IS WHAT JESUS DID NOT SAY IN John 3:16.

    1. Jesus did not say, sprinkling water on infants, is Christian baptism.
    2. Jesus did not say water baptism precedes believing in Him.
    3. Jesus did not say, to baptize unbelieving babies or unbelieving adults and then teach them to have faith at a later date. ( If you can baptized non-believing babies, then why not baptize non-believing adults?)
    4. Jesus did not say, infants who have been sprinkled are part of His body.
    5. Jesus did not say, men are saved by “faith only.”
    6. Jesus did not say, men are saved by “grace alone.”
    7. Jesus did not say, men are saved before they are baptized in water.
    8. Jesus did not say, water baptism is just a testimony of the believers faith and has nothing to do with the forgiveness of sins.
    9. Jesus did not say, God has selected a few men to be saved and has appointed all others to burn in hell.
    10. Jesus did not say, men did not have to repent to have their sins forgiven.(Repentance means to make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God)
    11. Jesus did not say, men do not have to confess Him, as the Son of God, in order to have their sins forgiven.
    12. Jesus did not say that men do not have to confess Him as Lord and Savior in order to enter the kingdom of God.
    13. Jesus did not say men do not have to believe in His death, His burial, and His resurrection from the grave in order to be saved.
    14. Jesus did not say men will will be saved as long as they are sincere in what they believe.
    15. Jesus did not say, I am just one of many ways to the Father.
    16. Jesus did not say, there is not a literal hell where the lost will spend eternity.
    17. Jesus did not say, you do not have to be born of water and Spirit in order to enter the kingdom of God.
    18. Jesus did not say, God will give, those He selects for salvation, the faith to believe, so they can be saved.
    19. Jesus did not say, speaking in tongues is evidence that men have been saved.
    20. Jesus did not say, if you were on on your death bed and wanted to believe, but died before you believed that He would saved you anyway.
    21. Jesus did not say, if you believed, but died before you had time to be baptized in water, that you would sill be saved.
    22. Jesus did not say, water baptism is not essential to have your sins forgiven.
    23. Jesus did not say, you can be saved without faith.
    24. Jesus did not say, you can be saved without confessing Him.
    25. Jesus did not say, you can have your sins forgiven without repentance.
    26 Jesus did not say, water baptism is just an act of obedience.

    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE IS WHAT JESUS DID NOT SAY.

    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE IS DOCTRINE NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE.

    WHAT I DON’T BELIEVE IS MAN-MADE DOCTRINE.

    (Scripture quote from : NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

    • Wayne
    • July 5, 2014
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    Hi Doug!
    Just a note to let you know that I am praying for you and yours. I really love your heart and the words that come out of your mouth each month. I declare that you pass the test of Love.
    Father I loose from Doug all the darts of the enemy and cast them into your fire. I loose to him and his people a complete englobement of the blood of Jesus as their shield. Lord I bless Doug with the blessing of Abraham and ask that his cup would be full and running over. Thank you Father for blessing and giving to Doug a blessing that continues to grow.

    Love you Doug,
    Wayne

    • Anita Simic
    • July 3, 2014
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    This is a great word – which I’m just learning the truth of in recent years. Religion expects conformity and condemns many genuine and god ordained expressions of creativity. It’s great to be free of the expectations of others and live in God’s truth. Hearing words from people like Doug helps me realise the real grace and goodness of God. He really did create us unique and it’s great to find out what He’s placed inside us – which has sometimes been buried under other people’s rubbish. Thank you Doug, and thank you Father. X

    • DEBORAH KAY POMEROY
    • July 3, 2014
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    I AM !JESUS CAME TO ME ONE NIGHT IN MY ROOM WHEN I WAS WORSHIPING HIM I HEARD HIM SAY STEP OUT OF THE BOAT AND COME ON A ADVENTURE WITH ME!I TURNED TO WHERE I HEARD HIS VOICE COMING FROM ACROSS MY ROOM ,I COULD ALMOST SEE HIS PRESENTS AND I COULD SEE THE BOAT I WAS IN!I STEPPED OVER THE SIDE AND I WALKED TO HIM!THINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME!THANK YOU JESUS ,,YOU ARE AWESOME EVEN WHEN IT IS HARD,,,I LOVE YOU!!!

    • RAYMOND HEMPHILL
    • July 3, 2014
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    I enjoy everything you given you are a gifts (us) the body of christ thank you.

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