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5 Takeaways to Learn from Top Spiritual Leaders

Lessons from TD Jakes

“Living on purpose, as I define it, is to become aware that we were all created to serve some specific function in life. Some of these purposes might be lofty, attracting the accolades of the world.” – TD Jakes

Trying to find your purpose? Check out this article from TD Jakes. He identifies and breaks down several barriers that often prevent people from finding the purpose that God has called them to on the Earth.

Lessons from CS Lewis

“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn no other way.” – C.S. Lewis

God is never done teaching us new things about his love, grace, and our own humanity. Particularly if you’re dealing with grief or another difficult phase in life, perhaps consider reading Lewis’ book A Grief Observed.

Lessons from Joyce Meyer

“God loves us and wants to show us his love.” – Joyce Meyer

In this devotional, Meyer asks us to evaluate what we’re really seeking in life. She writes, “I remember years ago when I was so frustrated and felt overwhelmed by everything I “had” to do. As I prayed for God to help me, I realized that I was trying to work Him into my schedule, rather than working my schedule around Him. But once my time with Him became my first priority, then everything else became more manageable and enjoyable.”

Lessons from Billy Graham

We find several wonderful lessons in this article of lessons from Reverend Billy Graham, but perhaps a very timely one is his ability to support presidents while also remembering he served God, not a political party. He prayed with many presidents and inspired people like Queen Elizabeth, but he encouraged bipartisanship, remembering that the Kingdom of God is greater than any country.

Lessons from Beth Moore

In her book So Long Insecurity, Beth Moore shares this important point with us:

“As long as we live, our self-absorption and our insecurity will walk together, holding hands and swinging them back and forth like two little girls on their way to a pretend playground they can never find. Human nature dictates that most often we will be as insecure as we are self-absorbed. The best possible way to keep from getting sucked into the superficial narcissistic mentality that money, possessions, and sensuality can satisfy and secure us is to deliberately give ourselves to something much greater…[Christ] showed us that giving, rather than getting, is the means to receiving…to find yourself, your true self, you must lose yourself in something larger.”

 

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