27-01: The Purpose Driven Life…

The Purpose Driven Life…

Quote
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. ~Patanjali~

Meditation
Something happens when we discover our ultimate purpose in life.  Every sense awakens to the potential that exists in each circumstance, new possibilities emerge, and we begin to recognize the gifts that we may have never before realized were within us.  When the purpose is a noble one, it matters little what others may say or think, what material benefit may be gained from it, or if any recognition is given to it.  You know in your heart…and that is sufficient.  We all have the choice, whether we will live our lives with purpose, or live in regret.   Live with purpose!

Thought for the day
3rd Step Prayer- “Relieve me of the bondage of self that I may better do thy will.  Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of thy love, thy power and thy way of life.  May I do thy will always!”                                                                                                                                 If we live our lives according to the 3rd step prayer we live a purpose driven life.
I have a little secret for you.  Do you know what God wants from all of us?  Do you know what God’s will is for you and me?  Simply put, He wants us to be sober and in recovery period.  He knows that if we are in recovery we will lead a purpose driven life.  Have you really taken your 3rd step and are you living accordingly?

Scriptures
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…~Ecclesiastes 3:1~

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself, and he promised them his glory. What can we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? Will Christ Jesus? No, for he is the one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:28-35,37 (NLT)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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