The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT)
The Bible carefully explains the strategy of the enemy (the devil). It tells us that he wants to steal our dreams, kill our potential, and destroy the impact that we have in the lives of others. The reason the enemy wants to destroy our impact is to prevent us from letting others know about Jesus. In contrast, God wants to give us a rich and satisfying life. One of the ways that we have a satisfying life is through growth. When we grow (advance, take our next steps, etc.) in the different areas of our life, it brings us joy because satisfaction comes from growth. Think about when you first got your license, first job, or received your college acceptance letter. You were excited as a result of the growth or advancement in life. How can you share Christ with someone today? What can you do to take your next steps in Christ?