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What Should I Do With My Life?

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Let’s begin with the age-old question…What is the meaning of my life?

Everyone has been formed, known by God, now what am I set apart to do…what is my assignment?  What does God have planned for me?

1st Step – Start a relationship with God through putting your trust in Jesus Christ

Next Steps – Do what God’s Word says clearly to do – Read Bible, Pray, Attend & serve in church, love others, witness

Next step – ASK, James 1:5 – “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God”

Next – discover your spiritual gifts.  This is part of the process of our GPS training.  We discover our spiritual gifts and we put those into practice.  Those with teaching will lead devotions.  Those with service gifts will lead our hospitality team.  Those with exhortation gifts will lead the encouragement team.  See how that works.  God will match your passions, gifting, and his calling on your life together.

Why would I want to do this?

Christopher Wright says “God’s perspective is always bigger than the immediate moment”.  WOW!  Need this reminder daily of the Sovereignty of God…He Knows!

Jeremiah was just a young man when God said these words to him.  Little did he know what was in store for him.  That’s what makes a movie good, an amusement park ride fun, and a book a page-turner…it’s the excitement of seeing what is up next.  Don’t you want to buckle up and see what God has in store for you?

What is stopping you?

Pride?  Fear?  Doubt?  What is stopping you are your excuses.  And what happens when God begins to take away your excuses, and all you have left is obedience.  That’s when you begin find out what you should do with your life.

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Lessons Learned From Tragedy

Recently, tragedy struck our church. A young man died serving our country, and protecting our freedom. His parents lead music at our church, and are the kindest and most giving people. But my goal in writing today is not another rendition of “when bad things happen to good people”.  These are lessons I’ve learned specifically this week when life gets hard.wrongful-death-lawfuel

Importance of Church Family. This cannot be stressed enough. Honestly, I have no idea how people get through hard times without a loving and caring church community. Our church has acted like a family through this. While the immediately family is suffering, so is the church family, but it is the church family that can provide unlimited support through cards, calls, meals, prayers, and encouragement.

New Understanding of Grace. While God’s mercies are certainly new every morning, His grace is sufficient. These two phrases have come to mind on numerous occasions this week. These truths need to be held dear during hard times. Lean on God’s grace and mercy, and know that even in the tears of the night, you will wake up to theses blessed promises in the morning.

Power of Prayer. If you have ever experienced a tragedy like this in your personal life, you may have experienced the power of prayer. You can actually feel the prayers being lifted on your behalf. The burden is lighter because it is being carried by loving brothers and sisters of Christ.

Renewed Appreciation of Salvation. I John 5:13 says we can know for sure we have eternal life. In these times when a believer is taken from us tragically, your appreciation for salvation goes through the roof. Knowing for sure that someone trusted in Jesus Christ provides eternal comfort.

God’s Sovereignty. Even though you can never fully explain these events, tragedies, and trials, you can trust in God’s sovereignty. God has a plan, and there will be evidence in the events that follow. God often uses tragedy to build His kingdom, to change lives, to bring us closer, and to provide change. Look no further than when He sent His Son Jesus Christ to the cross…to build His Kingdom, to change lives eternally, to bring us to a saving relationship with the Father, and to provide not just a change in our lives, but a transformation.

It has been said that you trials are always a part of your. You are either leaving a trial, in a trial, or about to enter a trial. God has warned us this life would be full of trouble, but he does not leave us empty-handed. Our Heavenly Father will get us through, and this week was a reminder of the capable hands of the Lord.gods-hands

 

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