This is a story about Breinne McAtee. Breinne has been attending Elgin City Church upon her return f... read more
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday night as we begin our new series titled: Alive: Discovering The True Meaning of Life. What is the meaning of life you ask? This is a relevant question every person asks at one point in their life. Why are we here? Where did we come from?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m not a handy person. My wife is more handy than me and PROUD of it! Have you ever tried to use a tool for the wrong purpose? Since I am totally oblivious about tools, often times I will grab a butter knife in order to try and hammer a nail in or screw a screw. Not only is this inefficient, but in some cases using the wrong tool is outright dangerous! A butter knife was designed to spread butter. A hammer was designed to drive and pull nails. So is the meaning of life. In order to discover the true meaning of life, we begin by understanding your purpose and design.
When you misunderstand your purpose, you will misuse and abuse your life by making bad choices that don’t align with your purpose. When you DO understand that you life has meaning, and that you DO have purpose it gives you a source of life, fulfillment and meaning.
So where do you find your purpose? How do you discover your design? Great questions! I suppose you need to go to the source, read the blueprint or instructions and meet the maker of your life. All humans were created in the image and likeness of God, therefore to understand that each human has value and meaning to their live we first have to understand we were created by a loving, magnificent Father in heaven who desires to have relationship with us. It’s only within the context of relationship with God that we can find true meaning in life. He reveals our tailor made plan and purpose for our life to us.
There is more to this series that I know you will enjoy! These meetings are designed to encourage you, empower you and help you grow in your walk with God. We hope you can make it out to at least one of them and bring a friend who might be searching!