The Purpose Driven Life
by Pastor E Allen Stanley, Jr | February 9, 2014“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
God has established a divine purpose for everything.
In this passage of Scripture Solomon points out that God has a plan for all people. Thus he provides cycles of life, each with its work for us to do. Although we may face many problems that seem to contradict God’s plan, these should not be barriers to believing in Him, but rather opportunities to discover that, without God, life’s problems have no lasting solutions.
Timing is important. All the experiences listed in Ecclesiastes chapter three are appropriate at certain times. The secret to peace with God is to discover, accept, and appreciate God’s perfect timing. The danger is to doubt or resent God’s timing. This can lead to despair, rebellion, or moving ahead without his advice.
Everyone should have aspirations to excel, but God must be first in all things. Accordingly we must live a life that is “purpose driven” to glorifying God at all times.