A thought by Rick Warren, (2012-10-23) from his book, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Purpose Driven Life, The) (Kindle Location 203). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
I love going to Starbucks and it’s not because of the coffee. It is for the people. When I stepped into the first Starbucks opened in Las Vegas where I lived I noticed that they were selling a book by the head of Starbucks. I read it and every other book about his reason for Starbucks. I didn’t go to who thought they knew the purpose behind Starbucks. I went to the guy.
That is why I went to the one who created me to find out why i am here. I started in Genesis and went all the way to the end. You go to the creator, the founder to find out the purpose.
Why did Apple create the iPhone? You have to ask them. Why did Edison create the light bulb? You have to go to a book that is about him to find out why he did it? Why was Saddleback Church in Orange County in California started? You don’t go to Erwin McManus the founder of Mosaic in Hollywood, California to find out why Saddleback was started. You go to Rick Warren the writer of this book and the founding Pastor of Saddleback to find out why. That is why you don’t go to yourself to find out the purpose for why you are alive; you go to your creator.
So to really know yourself you go to God. He created each one of us with a purpose in mind and to know that, sure does make the whys and the wherefores of our life make sense.
So your purpose starts with His purpose. And the Bible is a good place to start. That’s why this book by Rick Warren on His purpose for us is filled with Scripture. Colossians 1:16 (MSG) says, “For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible…everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.”
So what do you think is your purpose?