Existing? or Thriving?

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What we cannot live without:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing

What we cannot thrive without:

  • Love
  • Community
  • Purpose
  • Meaning
  • Forgiveness

Once you secure the items on the first list, unless you discover love, find community, discern your purpose and meaning, and experience and give forgiveness, your life will remain empty.

The first list has to do with surviving and existing. The second has to do with meaning and thriving.

The greatest irony in the developed world is that the items on the first list are readily available to most, and yet we never move beyond seeking survival to living out our purpose.

As a result, far too many, live life listless, aimless, seeking one fleeting pleasure to the next.


You were created to make a difference.

You were created for a reason.

God placed you in your particular situation, in your particular place, and with your particular gifts so that God can reach into your world, and through you, to change the world.

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