I am heartened by the response to my appeal for help over these last two weeks. With the help came many unsollicited testimonies of how the purpose message I proclaim has helped many people. When I began to speak on purpose in 1991, little did I expect to still be doing it today and that it would have the impact it has. I am grateful and I want to continue but I need your help if I am to do so.
Some people have written that they want to sow into my purpose work because they have been among those who have reaped good things from it. They realize that this Monday Memo, my Bible studies and daily devotionals, all offered for free to anyone who can receive and benefit, have made a profound difference in the world and in their world. They know that I have met with thousands of people to counsel and direct many quests for purpose. I am encouraged as I reflect on my journey and how it has touched their lives.
Now I am asking that you also sow and continue to sow into the purpose message and work that I do. I cannot go on without you.
I am not writing today to promise that if you give, you will automatically find your purpose. I can, however, unequivocally state that if you sow into my message, you will reap some benefit from the message itself. Paul wrote:
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:8-9).
I have written, counseled, coached and studied over the last 20 years to make myself one of the best authorities on life purpose in the world. I do not apologize for that strategy. I have been a prophetic voice to the church leaders and members proclaiming, "Purpose is important. We as church leaders must equip the saints for their work of purpose." I have been told by some leaders that purpose doesn't 'work' in the church, that people must be told what to do. I have rejected that feedback and have continued to labor, often at my own expense, to disseminate the purpose message when doors closed.
Now I am asking you to sow into purpose so that you can reap from it. What will you reap? That is up to God, but I know He gave me this message and I have watched Him shepherd this message in many people's lives. There is no reason why He will not do the same for you.
I am 64 years old. I am not retiring, but I am refiring, gearing up for more purpose work as God allows. I want to write more, touch more, do more, speak more, impact more, broadcast more, preach more and learn more. As I do all those things, I promise and commit that you will benefit and learn from what I do.
Please partner with me today. Perhaps I can speak to your company or your church. Maybe you can sponsor a purpose seminar in your church or city. First and foremost, however, I am asking you to give via PayPal using my website or by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Maybe you can give a small or a large one-time contribution or a regular monthly gift as some have committed to do over the last two weeks. I am not done helping to lead the purpose revolution, but I need your help if I am to finish strong and leave a legacy from which future generations can learn and grow. Thank you and God bless you.
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