“The only purpose worth living for is God’s purpose. Living with the goal of serving Christ will change the way you live. You will stop just being alive, and you will start to really live. You will live the abundant life through God’s grace because you won’t be living for yourself anymore.
“You will have stability. You can get off the roller coaster of emotions that comes when you live according to your circumstances. Even when things are bad, you will be good because God is good.
“When Jesus was asleep on the boat in the middle of the storm, His disciples must have wondered, “How can He sleep at a time like this?” Jesus could sleep peacefully because He knew where He was going—He was going to the other side. One of the great blessings of living in purpose is that you can rest.
“You can rest because you know all things will be used for God’s purpose. You can rest because you know you are safe in His hands.
“And you can rest because you also know you will be provided for. God always supplies that which He has ordained. If you are outside of His purpose, you have to take care of yourself. But if you are walking in His purpose, He will meet all your needs. It’s a promise.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, 2015