More than happy!
Introduction: Philippians 1:10
Stuff Phil said:
“Big events in our lives bring a season of clarity as we are faced with our own mortality, and we re-prioritize.”
“How we spend our time and energy often does not match what we believe. We find our selves distracted, looking for significance, hope and contentment in the wrong places--when it's right in front of us.”
“Paul's perspective challenges us to adopt a different perspective: "For to me, to Live is Christ, and to die is gain." Whatever his circumstances, he has decided to live his life for God's purposes. “
“This life is but a glimpse--what awaits is far better than we could ever imagine or dream.”
“We have a tendency to drift. As we make decisions that are about ourselves, we turn a little bit more inward. As life becomes more about us, our anxieties go up, our discontentment grows, and we go to great lengths to avoid death.”
Where do you tend to drift?
If you made a list of what matters most what would be on it?
What would you NOT want people to say about you at your funeral?
Have you ever had a clarifying moment? Tell us about it.
How is God at work in your life…even when he seems distant?
What are some elements daily routine that when practiced, can help keep my perspective like Paul's?
How can I adjust my priorities now, before crisis hits?
What three statements do you want people to say about you at the end of your life?