This topic is adapted from the PursueGOD Video YouTube channel.
Ryan was coasting through Christianity until his pastor challenged him to do more than fill a pew seat on Sundays. He soon discovered what it means to “live on purpose.”
- Ryan’s pastor encouraged him to live with more purpose. At first, he was against this. He was busy enough already with going to church Sundays.
- Ryan discovered “mentoring,” which is all about having intentional conversations and relationships with other people who are pursuing the God of the Bible.
- Though Ryan was introduced to resources that would help him with mentoring, he struggled with the idea of reaching outside of his family to find people to relate to. He realized that even within his circle of friends, he was not being a truly good influence. Instead of challenging others to have better marriages, for example, he simply sided with them no matter what.
- Things changed for Ryan when he decided to use the resources at pursueGOD.org to mentor a friend. He saw that he could mentor his friends and have intentional conversations. This has changed and reformatted his own home life and marriage. It has helped Ryan discover one of his purposes in life.
- Ryan realized that people are seeking truth, and he now has a resource to help others discover and apply truth. People will remember how Ryan impacted them positively, not how much money he made or how successful he was at work.
Are you living on purpose? Ryan’s story challenges each of us to think about what it means to live a life consistent with what we believe. The resources at pursueGOD.org can help you mentor and be mentored as you pursue God in your home, friend circles, and church.
Written content for this topic by Daniel Martin.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Has anyone ever encouraged you to live with more purpose? What would it look like for you to “live on purpose?”
- What do you think of “mentoring” as a way to have intentional conversations within intentional relationships? Has anyone ever mentored you, or have you ever mentored someone? What happened?
- Do you struggle with getting outside of your comfort zone when it comes to engaging others with truth? Or do you find this easy? Why?
- What do you need to do to have a lasting impact in this world? What would it look like practically in your life?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.