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Aim and Shoot for the Mark (3 of 6)
Series: Make Your Mark
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Let me ask you a question:
Do you believe that God has a destiny for your life? Do you know what that destiny is? Do you want to fulfill the purposes for which you were saved?
God has a destiny for your life. God has a purpose for your life. There was a reason that God saved you. God wants you to make your mark on this earth before you leave.
Is your life faith-based? Is it God-centered or self-centered? Is it all about what you get or what God gets? Is your life about your glory or God's glory?
The ultimate fulfillment in life is to know Him, to know who you are in Him, and to fulfill His purposes in this life.
THERE ARE THOSE THAT SHOOT FOR THE TARGET AND THOSE THAT SHOOT FOR ANYTHING ELSE.
The TARGET or the MARK represents GOD'S BEST for you. It symbolizes FULFILLING GOD'S PLAN for my life. It means COMING INTO MY GOD-ORDAINED DESTINY.
Today, Justin demonstrated hitting the mark with his bow and arrow. The bow has power (Holy Spirit) and the arrows have direction (Word of God) and movement (faith).
What if I just randomly started shooting the arrow in every which direction? You would all be running for the doors or hiding under your chair. Just as dangerous to have someone who is shooting for everything and hitting nothing. Like the old saying, ''If you aim for nothing, you'll hit it every time.''
Those that are not shooting their arrows towards God's best for their lives could be saying:
''I will shoot for my purpose in life through success.''
''My goal is to be someone significant in the business world.''
''I am going to make a lot of money in life.''
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