10 Truths About Your Purpose Pt. 2 of 3

(This is Pt 2 of 3 of the notes of a sermon that I preached at True North Church on 6.12.11… this is points 5 – 7)

5. The Key to your success of your purpose is how well you use what God has already given you

gifts, talents,  minds, passion, drive, wisdom – His word, Holy spirit, his power

You must find out what your part is – what you have to offer / what has God given me

–       My spiritual gifts, good at, potential to do.

–       Every person was born with a piece of the puzzle / something to offer

 Eph 3:7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

If Everyone chose to build Gods kingdom – our world would look much different

– Poverty, hunger, disease, depression, addiction, suicide, murder would be all but eradicated.

6. Forces of darkness / devil / will do everything they can to prevent & keep that from happening.

– They have a purpose as well; to keep you from living out yours. / they will use Every tactic, every trick, every lie.

– Best way for them to succeed is to keep us from understanding what is happening & what is at stake.

– We can’t fight a fight that we don’t realize we are in.

– We must realize that we are in a fight; our resolve, our pursuit of our purpose has to be greater than that of our Enemy.

7. In all of this happening around you….You are the catalyst… you are the variable

– If you can be stopped, distracted, made obsolete, Gods kingdom on Earth will not Grow, it will shrink

– God Chose to use us –  We have Each been given a gift – Because are lives have been given importance & purpose.

*We were born in the middle / born neutral

– We have a sin nature / but were also made in the image of God and desire to be connected to him.

– We naturally drift away from God / Drift toward our own selfish desires.

(Part 3 will be posted tomorrow.. points 8 – 10) 


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