Day 3 – What Drives Your Life?

Do you want to be great because your friends and colleagues are great?

Are you driven by jealousy and envy?

What is your driving force?

Are you driven by your past, does it hunt you, do you need to make amends?

“Truly we are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it”

God’s purpose is not limited by your past. Begin to live in your presence and build your future.

Are you holding on to a particular hurt or heartbreak, and you have not gotten over it? This will affect the way you live.

“Resentment always hurts you more than it does the person you resent”


Driven by the need for approval? Do you allow the expectations of parents, spouses, children or teachers, or friends to control your life? These people are not living your life, you are!

Most adults are still trying to earn the approval of unpleasable parents, others are driven by peer pressure…always worried about what people might think. Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.

“Do not find your purpose in the satisfaction of others, but in the satisfaction of God

“Being controlled by the opinions of others is a guaranteed way to miss God’s purpose for your life”

Benefits Of Living A Purpose Driven Life

  • Knowing YOUR Purpose gives meaning to your life.
    • The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.
  • Knowing YOUR Purpose simplifies your life
    • Your purpose becomes the standard you use to evaluate which activities are essential and which aren’t. It defines what you do and what you don’t do.
  • Knowing YOUR Purpose focuses your life
    • If you want your life to have an impact, focus it. Stop dabbling. Stop trying to do it all. Do less. Prune away every good activity, and do only that which matters most.
  • Knowing YOUR Purpose motivates your life.
    • Purpose always produces passion. Nothing energizes like a clear passion. Passion dissipates when you lack a purpose.
  • Knowing YOUR Purpose prepares you for eternity
    • You weren’t put on earth to be remembered, you were put here to prepare for eternity.
    • What are you doing with your life, gifts, opportunities, energy, relationships, resources, and talents?

Thoughts To Consider: What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want it to be?


14 thoughts on “Day 3 – What Drives Your Life?

  1. This reminds me of a time when my church teens and I did an intensive study of the book The Purpose Driven Life. This is my favorite chapter.

    I have set the LORD always before me, as Psalm 16:8 says, and I will not be moved because he is at my right hand.

    Without knowing God’s plan for one’s life, one is compelled by earthly things. And most of these things stem from envy and a desire for self-recognition. Those desires are so strong that men focus their attention on their goal and go to any length to achieve it.

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