by Stan Coffey

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God's Design For You (1 of 7)
Stan Coffey
Ephesians 2:10

We want to begin today a brand new series of messages called "Living by Divine Design". The title of this message this morning is "God's Design for You". We are going to talk about six principles that God has given in His Word about how you can discover God's purpose for your life and live by divine design.

There are two examples that I want to give you here of men who lived by divine design. The first is David. In Acts 13:36 the Bible says David served God's purpose in his generation. That is what it means to live by divine design, to know God's purpose and serve God's purpose so that when you pass from the scene you can say that you served the purpose for which God made. Then Paul said, "I reckon my own life to be nothing to me in order that I may complete my mission and finish the work the Lord Jesus gave me to do."

There are those in life who are driven by any number of things. People who are motivated by certain things in their life and that is the reason they do what they do. That is what makes them tick. And when you say you are driven by something it means you are controlled by something, you are motivated by something. In other words to drive means to guide or control or direct. If you drive a car it means you control and direct a car. If you drive a golf ball down the fairway it means hopefully you direct it, you control it down the fairway where you want it to go. And everyone in life is driven by a purpose. They are driven by something.

Some people are driven by fear, they do what they do out of fear. Some are driven by greed, some are driven by ambition, and some are driven by their parents. They constantly want to please their parents even into adulthood they continue to live their life to please their parents. There are some who are driven by their spouse, their husband or wife. And they try to do everything they do in order ...

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