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Key Thought:

Stop trying to live your life’s purpose separate from God.

Key Quote

"Failure isn't failure until you quit attempting."- Pastor Bil Cornelius

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What’s something that cheers you up when you are sad?
  • What was the best part about being a kid?
  • If you could go across the country with a famous person, who would it be?
  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • Why are we willing to wait than to ask and do what God has called us to do?
  • Why do many times we seek our own dreams without God in the equation?
  • Why are mentors important in our lives?
  • How do we defeat the temptation to give up when the going gets tough?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • If you change nothing in your life, and you play out the movie, are you fully satisfied with what you will see?
  • Who do you need to reach out to for them to mentor in what you’re wanting to succeed?
  • What is God trying to call you to, but you keep running from it? 
  • What have you given up on that God wants you to pick back up?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for everything you do. We ask you to guide us to where you want us to go. We know that you listen to us when we pray. In Jesus name, Amen. 

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Ask God where He wants to take you and write out what it’ll take to get there.
  • Seek out a mentor in an area you want to grow in.
  • Ask a friend to hold you accountable and encourage you when you want to give up.


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

“...I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.  Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” John 15:16 NIV

And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:2-3 ESV

Where there is no prophetic vision, the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18 ESV

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.  Proverbs 9:9 ESV

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise... Proverbs 13:20a NRSV

“A person may plan his own journey, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 GW

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25 NIV

For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8 NLT

“Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness.” Ecclesiastes 5:7 TLB

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB

Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Ephesians 5:15 MSG

“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” Galatians 6:9 TLB

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