Friday, November 20, 2009

Book Quotes: Purpose and Passion

From Eyes Wide Open by Jud Wilhite (pages 97-98):

I've been through seasons when I was bored with my faith....During those times, my boredom emerged because I wasn't using the gifts God had given me to make a difference in other people's lives....Once I got out there and started doing something, I suddenly began to see God working again. The adventure of life and faith became real again.

Like the guy who wrote me a note:

My life used to be about one thing--me. I was a self-serving guy who had neither purpose nor passion....Then one day I walked into a church and heard the message of Christ: Give your life away to others, and you will find your life. I didn't have much to give up, so I decided to give it a shot.

That's when my life started to change and Christ became more real to me. I started serving teenagers and found a purpose--a reason for my existence....Today my life is richer than I ever believed it could be. Serving others made the difference.

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