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"We Get to Do Life Together"Stuart JonesRick Warren wrote the book “A Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?” several years ago. The book was an overnight success. It still sells thousands of copies each year. Why? Because we instinctively know God created each of us to do something. We each possess a unique set of skills, talents, experiences, backgrounds, and a host of other characteristics that make us who we are. That combination makes us unlike anyone else in the world. God made us for a purpose. When we discover that purpose, we find activities, jobs, careers, and volunteer opportunities that fulfill our purpose. No one needs to tell us to do what God made us to do. When we find it, we will want to fulfill our purpose. Peter gives us some important instruction to those of us who are leaders, specifically leaders in the church. In 1 Peter 5:2-3 (NLT), Peter instructs us to “care for the flock that God has entrusted to you….willingly, not grudgingly and not for what you will get out of it” and to “lead them by your own good example.” As leaders, whether we are a life group leader, elder, deacon, or on the ministry staff, we must be careful not to take our leadership role to a level of superiority over those we lead but instead to serve with humility and lead by Jesus’ example.