The Power Of Purpose by Frank Pollard

THE POWER OF PURPOSE
GENESIS 28
LET ME ASK YOU, "IF YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING, WHERE
ARE YOU GOING TO BE?" Do YOU REALIZE THAT HAPPINESS IS
ESSENTIALLY A STATE OF GOING SOMEWHERE WHOLEHEARTEDLY, ONE
DIRECTIONALLY, WITHOUT REGRET OR RESERVATION? A LIFE
CHANGING DAY IS THE DAY YOU DETERMINE THE DIRECTION YOUR LIFE
WILL TAKE. IT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE FIFTEEN, FIFTY, OR
EIGHTY; BUT, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. LISTEN TO THE ACCOUNT
OF HOW INTELLIGENT, AMBITIOUS, SHARP YOUNG JACOB HAD AN
EXPERIENCE WHICH BROUGHT DIRECTION AND POV'ER TO HIS LIFE,
IN THE TWENTY-EIGHTH CHAPTER OF GENESIS, JACOB HAD ONE
OF THOSE EXPERIENCES THAT I THINK IN ONE DEGREE OR ANOTHER
WE ALL HAVE AT TIMES IN LIFE. HE EXPERIENCED THE PRESENCE OF
GOD AND FELT SOMETHING WONDERFUL BECAUSE OF IT. BUT, THE
DIFFERENCE WAS MADE BECAUSE THE NEXT MORNING WHEN THE EXPERIENCE
WAS OVER HE DIDN'T WALK AWAY FROM IT OR PUT IT OUT OF HIS MIND,
BUT HE DETERMINED THAT HE WOULD DO SOMETHING. LET'S BEGIN
READING IN GENESIS 28 AND VERSE 18:
SO JACOB ROSE EARLY IN THE MORNING, AND TOOK
THE STONE THAT HE HAD PUT UNDER HIS HEAD AND SET
IT UP AS A PILLAR, AND POURED OIL ON ITS TOP.
AND HE CALLED -HE NAME OF THAT r-LACE BETHEL;
- - HOWEVER, PREVIOUSLY THE NAME OF THE CITY HAD
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THEN JACOB MADE A VOW, SAYING, 'IF GOD WILL
BE WITH ME AND WILL KEEP ME ON THIS JOURNEY
THAT I TAKE, AND WILL GIVE ME FOOD TO EAT
AND GARMENTS TO WEAR,
AND I RETURN TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE IN SAFETY,
THEN THE LORD WILL BE MY GOD.
"AND THIS STONE, WHICH I HAVE SET UP AS A
PiLLAR, WiLL BE GOD'S HO-USEk AND OF ALL THAT
THOU DOST GIVE ME I WILL SURELY GIVE A
TENTH TO THEE."
FROM THAT DAY FORWARD, JACOB BECAME A POWERFUL
INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE HIS LIFE HAD THE POWER OF PURPOSE. Do
YOU WANT TO BE A POWERFUL PERSON? YOU CAN. YOU NEED TO HAV-
YOUR LIFE FOCUSED AROUND A PURPOSE AND WHEN THAT PURPOSE IS
GOD'S PURPOSE, THEN YOU HAVE ALL THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE AT
YOUR DISPOSAL.
GEORGE TRUITT ONCE SAID ...


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