Where to Find Your Life Mission - Rick Warren Daily Devotional (January-23-2022)

Sunday, 23 January 2022 05:55

Rick Warren (January-23-2022) Daily Devotional: Where to Find Your Life Mission

“Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything." Joshua 1:8 (NCV)

Everyone wants something to live for—but many of us look for it in the wrong places. 

You can’t find your mission in a magazine, on social media, or by watching TV with friends. You can’t just guess what it is either.

You can only find God’s mission for your life in one place: God’s Word.

Studies show that each of us has 600 to 700 talents, but we never use most of them. When you embrace God’s mission for your life, though, you’ll find that he can use all the gifts and talents he’s given you.

Jonah, one of God’s prophets in the Bible, received his life mission from God. The Bible says, “The LORD spoke his word to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Get up, go to the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it, because I see the evil things they do’” (Jonah 1:1-2 NCV).

God gave Jonah his mission. He’ll give you one too as you read his Word. The more you dig into the Bible, the more you’ll understand your mission for life.

God uses many different ways to get his Word into your life. Sometimes you sit down to read it. Other times, you may hear someone preach it. And on other days you’ll read a devotional like this one.

If the only time you open your Bible is when you’re in church, you likely will never discover God’s mission for your life.

Instead, make the Bible a regular part of your life. Spend time with God every day, even if it’s just a few minutes. Put it in your schedule—write it on your calendar, or set a daily alert on your phone.

Joshua 1:8 says, “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything” (NCV).

If you want to be successful in God’s mission for your life, stop looking for a vision and start looking for a verse.

God won’t write your mission in the sky. He has already written it in his Word.

Talk It Over

  • What are some ways you’ve tried and failed to find your life purpose?
  • What can you do to become more consistent in your Bible reading?
  • What are the most effective ways for you to engage with God’s Word? Reading it from a physical Bible? Reading it online? Listening to an audio version? Listening to a sermon? Reading a devotional? Why do you believe these are most effective for you?

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  • Comment Link Marg Watson Monday, 24 January 2022 00:35 posted by Marg Watson

    Hello
    Could you please pray for me?
    I am believing God for total restitution for my family.
    + my daughter 37 had a heart attack. Pre existing condition.
    + my daughter has had covid really bad.
    + my dearest friend brother, died in October through cancer. But he got saved. Honestly he did.
    +my grand daughter was born with no immune system. Extremely rare. Parents are believing God.
    + I have a sister with whom I have disassociated with, who is toxic and so so mean. It’s Jezebel on steroids. She said to me “I want to deprogram your kids”. They are all Christians but it so hard and am drinking a lot to numb the pain.
    +Have been a praying Christian for more than 40 years.
    Please pray for me as I find I can’t cope with it all. Thank you so much.
    Kind regards
    Margy

  • Comment Link Marg Watson Monday, 24 January 2022 00:35 posted by Marg Watson

    Hello
    Could you please pray for me?
    I am believing God for total restitution for my family.
    + my daughter 37 had a heart attack. Pre existing condition.
    + my daughter has had covid really bad.
    + my dearest friend brother, died in October through cancer. But he got saved. Honestly he did.
    +my grand daughter was born with no immune system. Extremely rare. Parents are believing God.
    + I have a sister with whom I have disassociated with, who is toxic and so so mean. It’s Jezebel on steroids. She said to me “I want to deprogram your kids”. They are all Christians but it so hard and am drinking a lot to numb the pain.
    +Have been a praying Christian for more than 40 years.
    Please pray for me as I find I can’t cope with it all. Thank you so much.
    Kind regards
    Margy

  • Comment Link Marg Watson Monday, 24 January 2022 00:33 posted by Marg Watson

    Hello
    Could you please pray for me?
    I am believing God for total restitution for my family.
    + my daughter 37 had a heart attack. Pre existing condition.
    + my daughter has had covid really bad.
    + my dearest friend brother, died in October through cancer. But he got saved. Honestly he did.
    +my grand daughter was born with no immune system. Extremely rare. Parents are believing God.
    + I have a sister with whom I have disassociated with, who is toxic and so so mean. It’s Jezebel on steroids. She said to me “I want to deprogram your kids”. They are all Christians but it so hard and am drinking a lot to numb the pain.
    +Have been a praying Christian for more than 40 years.
    Please pray for me as I find I can’t cope with it all. Thank you so much.
    Kind regards
    Margy

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Rick Warren was born in San Jose, California and earned a Bachelor of Arts from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church when he was just 26 years old and he continues to serve as the senior pastor. To many, he is Pastor Rick, but to his church, he is Papa Rick—a voice of wisdom, hope, enco ...