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How Do You Find Freedom? Week 12

July 2, 2023

We need to learn how to walk in freedom so we make ourselves fully available to walk in His purpose for our lives

“In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets—some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage. Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.” 2 Timothy 2:20-21 MSG

Will we be the conduit that God uses or not?

What in your life is keeping you from being the container or conduit that God wants to use?


Life will never make sense until you live a life that is bigger than yourself


“We have become his poetry, a recreated people that will fulfill the destiny {PURPOSE} he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the anointed one. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny {PURPOSE} and the good works we would do to fulfill it!” Ephesians 2:10 TPT

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for… part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.” Ephesians 1:11 MSG

A life of purpose brings focus

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18 KJV

God didn’t call us to a “just enough” life…he called us to a thriving life

“A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 MSG

“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:13-14

A life of purpose brings endurance

So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should” 1 Corinthians 9:26-27

A life of purpose brings fulfillment

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches.” Philippians 4:19

When you align yourself with God, you will have an irrational amount of fulfillment

Your purpose will be found in living a life that is bigger than yourself

Fulfillment doesn’t chase success; fulfillment chases significance

“Once you’ve tasted significance, success will never satisfy” – John Maxwell

How Do I Find My Purpose?

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.” Ephesians 5:8-10 NIV

Live as children of the light (goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.”

1.     Ask ourselves: “What do I need to stop doing?”

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them… Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise…” Ephesians 5:11;15 NIV

Behind the darkness is God’s purpose for your life

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then… you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; your feet from following evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27

2.     Ask yourself: “What do I need to start doing?”

“Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” Ephesians 5:16-17 NIV

Dreams don’t just happen; They come to fruition by perseverance, character, and a fight for purpose

“remember, it is a sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 4:17

“God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways – the path that brings me back to you.” Psalms 139:23-24 TPT

3.     Ask yourself: “What am I waiting for?”

“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians

People that procrastinate talk about a life of purpose; people who take initiative live a life of purpose



You can start changing the world, by impacting your world

How you start impacts your future


The things in life that mean the most are forged through sacrifice

“If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.” Matthew 5:41


“for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven…a time to plant and a time to harvest.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Life is a series of seasons and God blesses those who are faithful during the process