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Finding Purpose and Pursuing Destiny

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   Too often, we live under the limitations of what other people say. We believe we are unworthy or unlovely or unimportant and, rather than rise to the truth, we are crushed beneath the lies we have heard and our growth is stunted. We have become a society of people who create an illusion of worth by casting shadows over others who we have knocked down.

   Maybe you have knocked someone down or, maybe you have hidden in the shadows of the candle snuffing words of others. There is hope because there is truth. We are crafted in the image of God and we are priceless. We have been granted a future filled with hope and promise. In Jeremiah 29, God tells us His plans for us are good and for a good future. We often find ourselves dwelling in the museum of shattered dreams and we become tethered to our past. Your past, no matter how terrible or grand, can do two things. It can either be an anchor and prevent you from moving on or, it can be a rocket and propel you toward better.

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The Apple of His Eye

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    When Adam moved to the big city he suddenly realized how small and insignificant he was. In the small town where he grew up he was never especially popular but at least he was comfortable and still believed he could be something. That somehow changed though. Adam found himself in a strange new city and felt very alone and small and frightened. He met one friend in Jr. High and that is all he had into young adulthood. It seemed everyone else hated him. Adam would make several attempts on his life over the years and would question the reason for his existence at nearly every turn. He dated just a few times, he was terrified of girls. There was one he considered asking out but he did not have the courage. Even after he came to know the LORD he doubted he had any value and could not look anyone in the eye. He did not socialize and kept his friend circle tight and small. For many years, he was involved in ministry and made every effort to avoid people. In his eyes, he was a joke.…