Motivation for the Marathon of Life

Your life’s purpose and God’s enabling grace to fulfill this purpose was established before time began. As part of God’s original plan, once discovered, committed to, and implemented, cannot be denied. “Who has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” 2 Timothy 1:9.

Up to this point you have been preparing for the marathon of life. You have gone into the training of your mind to stay focused on completing the goal. Now you are getting into the main motivation for the marathon of life. This motivation has been constructed according to purpose, mission, and vision. These three essentials are attained after knowing your values, priorities, life experiences, and spiritual gifts.

 

Now that you have the foundation (filter, funnel, incubator, action steps, and calendar) in place, the next step in preparation is to begin the process to understand your life experiences, as well as discover your spiritual gifts. This preparation helps you establish Purposeful Vision for living God’s plan for your life. Your purpose, mission, and vision can be derived from experiences, emotions, convictions, intellectual understanding, applying or not applying values, priorities, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), scripture, and spiritual gifts in past experiences and realizing the outcome with this application or lack of application.

Most likely your purpose, mission, and vision statements will be comprised of words that reflect your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, pace tapestry (life reflections), and scripture.

A major part of finding your purpose is to look at your past. Looking at your past allows you to begin to understand where your values and priorities originated. Why should your purpose connect to your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), and scripture? If your purpose doesn’t connect you will find yourself in constant conflict between your values, priorities, spiritual gifts and purpose. In other words your purpose, mission, and vision will reflect your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), and scripture.

The following is an example from Jay’s life. Jay’s purpose is, “To give my life away for Christ and help others do the same, and experience together the joy of giving our lives away.” One of his values is success and one of his priorities is his children. A statement that connects and reflects his values, priorities, and purpose might be: “Success for my children will be their accepting Christ, serving God, the church, and the world that doesn’t know Christ. In order to do this I must give my life not only to my children but to others so they can see the model I desire for their lives.”

Your life’s purpose and God’s enabling grace to fulfill this purpose was established before time began. As part of God’s original plan, once discovered, committed to, and implemented, cannot be denied. “Who has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” 2 Timothy 1:9.

Up to this point you have been preparing for the marathon of life. You have gone into the training of your mind to stay focused on completing the goal. Now you are getting into the main motivation for the marathon of life. This motivation has been constructed according to purpose, mission, and vision. These three essentials are attained after knowing your values, priorities, life experiences, and spiritual gifts.

 

Now that you have the foundation (filter, funnel, incubator, action steps, and calendar) in place, the next step in preparation is to begin the process to understand your life experiences, as well as discover your spiritual gifts. This preparation helps you establish Purposeful Vision for living God’s plan for your life. Your purpose, mission, and vision can be derived from experiences, emotions, convictions, intellectual understanding, applying or not applying values, priorities, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), scripture, and spiritual gifts in past experiences and realizing the outcome with this application or lack of application.

Most likely your purpose, mission, and vision statements will be comprised of words that reflect your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, pace tapestry (life reflections), and scripture.

A major part of finding your purpose is to look at your past. Looking at your past allows you to begin to understand where your values and priorities originated. Why should your purpose connect to your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), and scripture? If your purpose doesn’t connect you will find yourself in constant conflict between your values, priorities, spiritual gifts and purpose. In other words your purpose, mission, and vision will reflect your values, priorities, life experiences, spiritual gifts, purposeful vision tapestry (life reflections), and scripture.

The following is an example from Jay’s life. Jay’s purpose is, “To give my life away for Christ and help others do the same, and experience together the joy of giving our lives away.” One of his values is success and one of his priorities is his children. A statement that connects and reflects his values, priorities, and purpose might be: “Success for my children will be their accepting Christ, serving God, the church, and the world that doesn’t know Christ. In order to do this I must give my life not only to my children but to others so they can see the model I desire for their lives.”