First, a confession! I stole the headline from a blog about giving yourself permission to do those things you tell yourself you’re going to do “someday.” I immediately thought of the new Living Life on Purpose groups I’m organizing. The groups aren’t about giving ourselves permission, but rather about helping ourselves lead the Godly lives He wants us to live.

Accountability groups and partners were a big thing in the 80’s and 90’s. A Purpose group is more of an encouragement and idea group than an accountability group. Yes, we’ll each set our goals, but the meetings won’t be so much about confessing sins as sharing our victories and failures in an environment of encouragement and support, then asking everyone for their ideas about how to better meet your goals. Of course we’ll pray for one another. It will be a perfect environment for us to follow Paul’s advice to the Thessalonians:

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up
1 Thessalonians 5:11a

Purpose groups may meet in person, or they may meet “virtually” – over the phone and/or via our computers. If you’ve never participated in a virtual group before, don’t let that keep you from joining us. I’m a member of a virtual group for business and it works wonderfully.

My prayer for the Purpose groups is that they help group members move from “someday” to “action” in the area of their life that is more important than all other areas – their relationship with God. If you’re considering joining us, comment on the blog, post a message on facebook, or e-mail me.

Let’s make 2011 the year we grow closer to God!

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