by Mark Ellis
What has God placed you on this earth to do? What is your purpose? What drives you? What are you living for?
You may be driven to please certain people in your life. I was driven for many years by the need for approval from my parents. You may be driven by fear of failure or anger about the way someone treated you.
Some are driven by guilt and allow memories to control them. Some are driven by the desire to get rich, and pierce themselves with many griefs.
As Rick Warren says, “There are other negative forces that can drive your life, but they all lead to the same dead end. Thankfully, as a Christian, even if you are a product of your past, you don’t have to be a prisoner of your past.”
The wonderful thing is that God specializes in giving His children second and third chances — multiple chances to begin anew, to make a fresh start with Him.
There’s a reason that Rick Warren’s book, “The Purpose Driven Life” has sold more than 30 million copies. People are looking for greater meaning and purpose in their lives.