Check in every Monday for a new devotional from one of our pastors from around the globe – this month we have the honour of hearing from Same & Jess Picken from C3 Toronto. Read Sam’s devotional on #purpose for this week:
1 Corinthians 9:16 “Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!”
A huge struggle we have with PURPOSE is knowing “What am I meant to do?”. I find most people want to please God and live out their purpose, but knowing whether the next move we’re thinking is the right one can be paralyzing. But if we remain in indecision for too long, that itself becomes a bad decision. Kingdom vision compels us. In this verse Paul reveals that his purpose became so strong that little decision making is actually required. He is COMPELLED by the cause of eternity. I believe God wants us living with this level of passion for the local church and for the kingdom of God. Remember that everything you have and everything you do is for this cause. Living for God and spreading the gospel is the greatest, most compelling purpose anyone can live for.