One of my favorite authors is John Piper. He tells it like it is. He has a book, that I would encourage you to read and titled "Don't waste your life". And in this particular book, John tells the story of a young lady who was killed tragically on the mission field, in the prime of her life, and people saying, what a wasted life.
John comes back and says, "No, that was not a wasted life. That was a life well invested for the kingdom of God". And then he goes on to tell the story of someone he read about in Reader's Digest years ago, who retired from up north moved to Florida, and spent the rest of their life collecting seashells. He says, "Can you imagine that person standing before God and said, "Jesus, look at my collection of seashells", according to John Piper, that is a wasted life.
God has a purpose for your life. Don't waste your life.
Why do you say that “I am special and God has a special purpose for my life?” You don’t even know me.
You are special. Now you may be thinking, how can you say I'm special? You don't even know me? Well, let me read to you the opening paragraph and this little book called Purpose that I wrote several years ago to help people understand that God has a purpose for your life.
It says you are special. You are special and you are unique. There is no one on earth just like you. I know that you are special without any doubt, because God made you special. I know God made you special because I believe God's Word is true.
As the psalmist declared, I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made by you. Wonderful are Your works. My soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14. You are a wonderful creation of God. Know it well.
GPS Life Journey. Another Note from Nolen, I want to talk about the three important life questions that the GPS Life Journey process, going through a GPS life journey, small group, will answer your life.
The first question is, who are you? How did God particularly specifically create and shape you to the individual that you are? We're all unique. We go through seven assessments that help answer the question, Who am I?
The second question is, how do I determine what God's purpose or mission for the next stage of my life is? And we have, again, a facilitator led process that will help you discover this is what God is saying to me, and His purpose for the next stage of my life.
And then the third question, what is that specific purpose? And how can I develop a strategy to fulfill that purpose?
These three questions you need to know the answer to who am I? What is God's purpose, my life, and how can I get that direction from God will help you answer all those questions and the GPS life journey process?
Nolen Rollins here with another Note from Nolen, the GPS Life Journey is not a Bible study. It's a process to help you discover your purpose in life. But it is biblically based.
The three scripture verses we use primarily for the basis of this is Jeremiah 29:11. God says, I have a purpose for your life. I know what it is, and it's a purpose to help you be successful in life.
Ephesians 2:10 Where we are not saved by our works. We are saved for and created for that verse tells us for good works, which God prepared for us even before we were born.
And John 17:4 even Jesus while he was here on Earth, said "Father, I've glorified you by completing the work you sent me here to do, which was to die on the cross."
If Jesus glorified God, by completing his assignment here on earth, then we will do the same. I trust you will discover your life purpose and bring great glory to God.
Hello, another Note from Nolen related to your GPS Life Journey. You may think I just simply don't have time to participate in a GPS life journey, small group coach led facilitator led process. Well, let me encourage you to make that a priority in your schedule. It's not enough for you to live a life of success. It's not enough for you to do the things that you felt like you have to do to make a living and take care of your family just getting by and surviving in life.
Life is so much more it has so much more meaning and you need to know what is God's purpose for your life. And I want to encourage you make it a priority. To set aside those few hours it takes to participate in a GPS life journey, small group process to discover what is really important in your life. And that is, what is God's purpose for your life? Why did he put you here on Earth? Make that a priority in your life?
Nolen Rollins here with another note from Nolen for your GPS Life Journey. I'm often asked the question, "Why did I create the GPS Life Journey process?"
Many years ago, almost 20 years ago, I was sitting on the stage of a large mega church, looking out at 1000s of people who had great abilities, experiences, discretionary time, discretionary resources, and had the ability to make a huge difference in life, a difference in their families, in their churches, in their communities, and some globally all around the world.
The church had no process or means of engaging those people helping them to discover what is that purpose God has for the next stage of my life. So over a number of years, actually, it took three to five years to get the GPS Life Journey process, in its current form.
I developed this process to help people like you discover what is God's purpose for the next stage of my life? How can I engage in that and how can I make a difference in the world in which I live?
GPS Life Journey. I'm often asked, what does GPS stand for? Well, GPS stands for two things.
First of all, the concept of GPS came to my mind when this was created years ago because the GPS life journey gives you direction for your life.
And when you think GPS, you think of direction, how do I get from here to there?
So the GPS life journey helps you get from where you are to where you need to be in fulfilling God's purpose for the next stage of your life.
GPS is also an acronym. It stands for God's Plan for Significance for Your Life journey. It's not enough just to be successful in life. We need to live a life of significance, a life that makes a difference, a life that has an impact in the lives of others and a life that we can feel good about when this life is over.
I trust that you, if you've not already done so, will consider participating in the GPS Life journey.
GPS Life Journey is an important process that can help you in your life. It is a coach led process that helps you discover what is God's purpose for the next stage of my life? And how can I develop a strategy to fulfill that purpose?
The GPS life journey is different than some other really good products that are on the market or processes that are out there. In this way. We not only help you discover your purpose, but once you discover what that specific mission and purpose that God has for the next stage of your life, we help you develop a strategy to put that into practice so that you can fully engage and see the fulfilment of your purpose, your mission and life.
Nolen Rollins, Founder & President of GPS Life Journey