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Ignite Purpose is all about activating your faith, so you can live and love like Jesus.  Each week, these practical messages are meant to encourage readers to act on what they’ve watched and read.  Click here to learn more.

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Lament or Complain?

Take a moment and ask God, “What do I do when I’m in pain?”  You can start asking the Holy Spirit to teach you to lament and not complain. You can find encouragement like King David in the Psalm above!  When David looks to his flesh to answer life’s questions, he ends up more discouraged, but when he looks UP, he finds HOPE!  Where are YOU looking today?  Are you complaining and thinking YOU should have the answers, or are you lamenting with your eyes up?

Honor ALL People

In order to have a more “generative” lifestyle, we need to start honoring others and be an encouragement to all those we influence.  Even though Jesus was “called” to be the Messiah, His identity is LOVE! Everything we believe in is based in LOVE. God loves to love because He is love and loves all. When it comes to the Bible, the word “love” seems to be everywhere! According to the King James Version, LOVE is mentioned 310 times.  If LOVE is so important to God, maybe it’s time for all of us to turn up OUR love meters and start honoring everyone in our lives!

Relationship vs. Religion

Do YOU like it when people say you’re RELIGIOUS?  I know that I DON’T!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that conversation with people.  Last week, I asked you to apply the “generative” verses “formulaic” mindset to relationships.  This week, I encourage you to do a deeper dive into your relationship with Jesus.  Are you a good rule follower, or are you really trying to lean in and generate a stronger relationship with God?  Break your old formulas and see what happens!

Generative vs. Formulaic

When you look at your relationships, are you handling them more generative, or formulaic?  Many times, we have a set way of communicating with those closest to us.  We can put and then keep those relationships in a BOX and never have the courage to allow them to grow.  Ask better questions this week.  Try to generate stronger communication that will lead to stronger relationships with Jesus and others this week!  Assess your formulas for life and get rid of them to generate more and more interest in Jesus!

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