So, by popular demand, this blog is about how to find your purpose, your calling, your life’s mission, your God-given assignment, your ONE BIG THING.
There are four simple questions you can ask yourself to get a pretty good grasp on what you are here for. These questions (or steps if you prefer) have been talked about, written about, even philosophized about. The greatest thought-leaders have addressed how to find your purpose time and again and these four questions are pretty spot on, time-tested, and true. They are at the center of how to find your purpose.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good.”
I used to be a nice guy. I really did. And guess what? I found the saying, “Nice guys finish last” to be very true. Of course, that was years ago. That was before I met my wife. Before I got married. And mostly, before life called me up to the plate to provide for, protect, and live for my family.
Today, I’m writing to encourage those who feel they have gone to a lower station in life. I’m writing to those who feel their lives are spinning out of control and going nowhere. Maybe today you are undergoing one of God’s demotions. Maybe you’re in a dungeon right now, wondering where God is in your life.
It’s one thing to be demoted at your job… by your boss or superiors, but it’s quite another to be brought down and demoted by God. It can be quite disheartening.
Through examining the life of Joseph, I want to encourage you by showing you that God’s demotions serve a higher purpose for us.
His demotions are for a season of testing and equipping.
In fact, how Jesus has been taught in churches for many decades now has caused many men to leave organized religion altogether. The result is that churches have become even more feminized. And when I say this, let me be clear, I don’t mean that pejoratively. There is nothing wrong with feminine traits. God made the masculine and feminine aspects of our human nature to serve a purpose. There is a place and a time for the virtues of more feminine behaviors. However, I am saying that overly feminized church settings will inevitably make men lose interest. And the results aren’t good for the body of Christ.