by Stan Coffey

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Identify Your Life Mission (5 of 7)
Stan Coffey
John 17:4, Acts 20:24

Today we are continuing our series of messages on "Living by Divine Design". This is the fifth message and we have two more. And as we look at this message I want us to begin in John 17:4. We are talking today about identifying your mission in life. You know Jesus had a life mission. And in John 17 He is coming to the end of that mission, just before He would go to the cross.

Wouldn't you love to end your life and be able to say to God the Father when you stand before Him, I brought you glory on earth because I completed the work you gave me to do. You gave me a mission. When Jesus went back to heaven He went back to say, Father, mission accomplished. And I praise the Lord that it was. Paul is the same way. Look at Acts 20:24. Paul said I only want to complete my mission and finish the work that the Lord Jesus gave me to do.

Not only did Paul have a mission and not only did Jesus have a mission, but God has sent all of us in to the world with a life mission. And that is what we are going to talk about today as we talk about living by divine design. This is the letter "I" in the acrostic for design. We have talked about the letter "d" – determining what matters most to us, the values that matter most to us in life, and then adjusting our life to live our life according to those values. And then the letter "e" – evaluate how God has uniquely made us for a purpose. We talked about how before we were born, before we were even a twinkle in our father's eye, God knew us, God designed us. God knew every part of us and that there is no birth by accident. You are a planned child of God, no matter the circumstances of your birth. Then last week we talked about the letter "s" – surrender your life to God and to His purpose for your life. You cannot know your life mission until you surrender your life to God.

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