(Colossians 1:16, MSG; 2 Corinthians 5:14, MSG)
#1 – What will be the center of my life?
We will be God-centered or self-centered.
#2 – How do you know when Jesus is the center of your life?
You worry less—Worry is the first sign that something or someone has replaced Jesus as the center of your life.If you want to reduce stress and worry put something in the center of your life that never changes. (Hebrews 13:8, NKJV). You will bounce back faster. No matter what is going on in your life
Jesus has the last word (2 Corinthians 5:14, MSG). Whatever you think about most of the time is what is at the center of your life. (Proverbs 3:6, TLB). Put Jesus first –make Him center of your life and He will meet all your needs and make your effort successful. (Matthew 6:33, NKJV).
#3 – What will be the character of our life?
God is more concerned with who you are than what you do. God’s will and purpose is a behavior change. The life we are living right now is simply preparing us for eternity. (Romans 8:29, TLB). God is more concerned with our character than our comfort—God will make us uncomfortable to build our character. God is working in our life to make us more like His Son. (Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV; TLB)
#4 – What will be the contribution of our life?
How are you going to use your God given talents, gifts, and abilities to further the Kingdom? God’s purpose and plan for our life is to further the Kingdom. (Ephesians 2:10, TLB). Never, never confuse Activity with Productivity. Are you a giver or a taker? (Galatians 6:10, NLT)
#5 – What will be the communication of our life?
God has a message only you can deliver—it is your life message. (1 Thessalonians 1:7-8, MSG). We share our message two ways: First, the way we live and behave. (Philippians 1:27, MSG). Second, when we tell people our life message. (Acts 20:24, TLB) (Isaiah 26:3-4, TEV)