As you consider the life you were meant to live, it’s helpful to think about how this applies to your everyday life—the life you live in the real world. Choose two or three (or more) of the following projects. If you have opportunity, share your response with someone else in your study group.
- Option 1: Someone you sit with on the church board seems always to oppose you. That person is an irritant to you, yet you want to follow Philippians 2:1-5. Is it possible to become “like-minded?” If so, how?
- Option 2: It’s so easy to look at the pain, fear, and suffering in the world. It can be discouraging and seem endless. What are some ways in which we can fix our eyes on what is unseen, as 2 Corinthians 4:18 suggests?
- Option 3: Ask God to show you any unhealthy habit that keeps you from living an abundant life. Too much caffeine? Not enough sleep? A lot of junk food snacking? Make a commitment to the necessary changes you need to make to live healthfully.
- Option 4: Contemplate your life. Are you happy? At peace? Living life to the fullest? If your answer is “no,” consider increasing your friendship with Jesus as a possible solution. It might also help to visit with a trusted friend or pastor to discuss the burdens that keep you from an abundant life.
- Option 5: Initiate a discussion with other interested church members for the possibility of the development a health fair for your community. Consider having local professionals set up booths to give free advice and materials. Reaching the physical needs of your community opens the possibility of reaching spiritual needs later.*