In this month's Note from Nolen, Nolen Rollins shares one of his favorite quotes. Dr. Bill Bright was the famous founder and Christian leader of Campus Crusade for Christ, now called CRU. He made famous the statement, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." We could not agree more. God loves you, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.
He has a specific purpose or mission for the next stage of your life. GPS Life Journey is all about helping you discover what is God's purpose for the next stage of your life. And then we help you develop a strategy to fulfill that purpose.
In John 17:4 Jesus, God, the son, speaking to God, the father said, father, I have glorified you here on earth, having accomplished or fulfilled the purpose of the reason you sent me here.
John 17:4 New International Version
4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
And that purpose was to die on the cross to pay our sin debt. Does it not make sense that if Jesus brought great glory to God by accomplishing God's specific purpose for him here on earth, that you will do the same? Discover God's purpose in your life. Bring God great glory.
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In this Note from Nolen, you'll learn how Nolen has facilitated 15 small groups of GPS Life Journey in 15 months! That's a total of 149 graduates.
If you are a recent graduate from one of his groups or from any of the GPS Life Journey events facilitated across the world. Please know that you are welcome to contact Nolen and the team for help with your journey.
Congratulations on completing the GPS Life Journey process.
But really the workshop is only the beginning of the process and you need to stay on the journey of discovering, engaging in and fulfilling God's purpose for the next stage of your life.
If you have any questions, if you hit a road block, if you need coaching, mentoring, counselling, help in any way, we are here for you!
We are here to help you stay on the journey for the rest of your life of discovering, fulfilling God's purpose for your life. Thus bringing great glory to God!
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Nolen Rollins here with GPS Life Journey. The GPS Life Journey answers three extremely important questions you should know the answer to.
The first question is, who am I? How did God uniquely design and create me? To help answer that question, we will help you go through seven personal profiles to determine who you are, how God has wired you.
The second question is, how do I hear from God to get direction from my life? Most people try to figure it out on their own wrong answer. God wants to show you what his purpose and plan for your life is.
And then the third question is what is God's specific purpose for the next stage of my life? And how can I develop a strategy to fulfill that?
Let us help you do that. Go to our website, GPSlifejourney.com For more information about the GPS Life Journey process.
Is there one-on-one personal coaching available for my life mission journey? What if I get stuck on my missional journey? Is there on-going help available?
If you are a graduate of GPS Life Journey, you may be stuck on your mission, you hit a barrier or a roadblock. And you don't know what to do, know that coaching is available through GPS Life Journey to help you.
Oftentimes people come to us, and they feel like their mission may have changed for the next stage of their life, or they have hit a roadblock because they don't know how to connect whereas another venue they might be engaged in to help fulfill their mission statement.
Whatever they hindrance may be, whether it's just helping you create margin, to have more time and financial resources to fulfill your mission, whatever that roadblock may be in your life. If you'll give us a call. We'll help you with personal one on one coaching to help you continue on your GPS Life Journey to the fulfillment of God's purpose for the next stage of your life.
What are the benefits of participating in the GPS Life Journey process? Great question. Let me give you several benefits.
Number one, you will know yourself better than you've ever known yourself before. You will understand how God has uniquely created and gifted you better than you ever have before.
Second thing you will know is how to get direction from God. We have a session just on, how do you hear from God? How do you discover what that purpose is? And then of course, a major benefit is you will learn what is God's purpose for the next stage of my life.
God has a purpose for every stage of your life will help you discover what that purpose is for the next stage of your life. And then a final benefit is you will be able to develop a strategy to engage and that purpose and to see that mission and that vision become reality where you are living on mission with God and making a difference in the world.
The number one reason people do not participate in the GPS Life Journey is not because they don't want to know God's purpose for the next stage of their life. It's because they feel like I just simply don't have time. Life is so busy.
Do I ever understand that? But here's what I've discovered after 72 years of life, you do what is important. If you're going to be successful, you have to focus on priorities. You have to do what is important.
And my question to you would be, what could be more important to you than knowing and fulfilling God's purpose for your life? So may I encourage you, no matter how busy life is, make it a priority, to go through the GPS Life Journey to discover and engage and God's purpose for your life. That's where you find real success in life. Being able to do what God created you to do, and bring in him great glory and doing so.
Nolen Rollins with another Note from Nolen. Occasionally people ask me, "What ages is the GPS Life Journey process for?" Well, we have successfully used the GPS Life Journey process, across cultures in many different languages admitted in different countries, from ages 13 to age 89.
It's important for people of all ages to know what is God's purpose for my life. For example, a high school student needs to know, what is God's purpose for my life to help them determine what direction they should go in college. And hopefully they can avoid changing majors eight to 10 times, as most college students do.
A college student needs to know what is God's purpose for my life. When you graduate? What direction are you going to go in life? And if you can go in a direction where your profession helps you to fulfill God's purpose for your life. There's such congruent in that and a sense of, of contentment in what you're doing.
And then young adults need to know what is God's purpose to avoid the rat race that so many people get caught up in and climbing the corporate ladder?
Middle aged adults are wanting to know how can I move from success to significance and make a real difference in my life, and we're finding older adults are being able to discover their purpose and leave a great legacy in life.
So no matter what your age is, no matter what your culture is, no matter what country you're in. GPS Life Journey will help you discover and engage and God's purpose for the next stage of your life.
I had someone recently say to me, "Well, God does not have a purpose for my life now. I am very old, and I'm at the end of my life. And I'm just waiting for God to take me home."
Well, that's not exactly correct.
As long as you're here on this earth, God still has a very important purpose for you.
Recently, we had someone 89 years old, go through the GPS Life Journey. And for the first time, according to her testimony, she says, "For the first time in my life, I know exactly what God's purpose for the next stage of my life is". She is making a huge impact in the lives of people around her because she now knows her God given purpose.
We have a lady who's in her mid 80s, whose purpose is to pray she's sort of a a shut in, not able to get out on about as she used to, but God still uses her in a tremendous way.
And just recently, a lady in her 90s retired from being a teacher's aide at a local elementary school, because she was fulfilling her purpose of making an impact in the lives of preschool children.
So no matter what age you're you, whatever, what age you may be, God still has a purpose for your life. I want to encourage you to discover that and make a difference in the world.
Occasionally, someone will say to me, "Well, isn't God's purpose for our life the same for everyone?" Well, the answer is yes and no.
God certainly has a general purpose that is true for all of his creation. God's purpose for all of us, is to come to Jesus Christ and salvation, and to know him personally. God's purpose for all of us is for us to live by the principles and the truth of His Word.
There are many things in his word, that that purpose is true for every person that God has created. But we're not all created the same.
We are unique, individual creations of God. He has gifted each of us He's given us life experiences, and passions and interest and abilities and strengths that he wants us to use for a specific purpose.
So discover, not only what is God's general purpose for your life, but what is that specific purpose that is unique for me, that God has for me and the next stage of our life, and you will have a greater sense of significance, and you will have greater impact in the world in which you live.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a very important passage of scripture for the GPS Life Journey. It answers the question, Does God really have a purpose for my life? This passage of scripture says, I know the plans I have for you.
Two things very important. And that phrase, first of all, God has a plan for you. And secondly, he knows what it is.
So yes, no matter what age or stage of life you may be in, rest assured, God has a plan and a purpose for your life, to use you to bring him great glory, and to make a difference in the world.
I want to encourage you if you have not already done so, discover and engage in the purpose that God has for you.
Nolen Rollins, Founder & President of GPS Life Journey