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Leading a Purposeful Life

Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

     Are you living purposefully or are you just living and going with the flow of life? I enjoy watching the old black and white movies of years gone by. I’m often moved by the thought, “How did they view life and what did they really value in life?”

     Sometimes you hear that some of them lived life as if there was no tomorrow (eat, drink and be merry), while others were governed by a moral compass that gave them balance.

     There were actors and actresses that I admired because they made life more imaginable and realistic in the characters that they portrayed. When you discover that some of them lived double lives your hopes, dreams and spirit were crushed. Especially, when they had always projected a different image in so many wholesome, inspiring and believable character roles. Well, that is what actors do.

     William Shakespeare said, All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”  

     What do you want people to believe that is true about you, when you make the final curtain call? I can honestly say, that there are and have been very few people in my life that have made a lasting impression. The few who have  I will never forget. I can also say because of those few, I’m a better person today and when I think about them I get a little misty. I am eternally grateful for the brief but impactful life experiences we shared together.

     Let’s agree to leave our mark upon people who are viewing our lives and how we endure the times that challenge our souls. Life should be good because you are among us. “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 NLT

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