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Mark 1:35-38 

Jesus became one of us in order to experience every challenge, every struggle; every temptation that we experience. 

He was here not only to die on the cross for our sins, but to teach us how to live, and to show us how to live.

Jesus was the perfect example of a human being fully connected to God. 

If you think that the closer you get to God, the more comfortable your life will become, you need to scratch that idea now.

Our objective is to be like Jesus. 

Jesus lived a productive, effective, significant, God-connected life.

1. He spent time alone with God.

If He needed it, how much more do we? 

"Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view." 

Spending time alone with God, talking to Him about the details of your life, helps you develop God's perspective on any situation.

You'll be amazed at how prayer can help you become more  efficient and effective in living out your priorities. 

2. He lived with a sense of purpose.

My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. (John 10:10 NLT)

"For this purpose I have come forth." 

This sense of purpose defined His priorities, His goals, His schedule, and His itinerary. 

Jesus knew His purpose and He lived it to the extent that He was able to connect decisions He made to the purpose He had been given. 

It helps you define your priorities, your goals, your schedule, and your itinerary. 

3. He knew where to draw the line.

No one told Jesus how to fulfill His purpose. 

He was a servant -- He gave His life for them -- but He didn't surrender to them. 

Balance. 

If you want to experience the fulfillment that comes from living the life God planned for you, then organize your life like Jesus organized His.