Friday, May 6, 2011

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 4

The fourth purpose of you life is to serve God by serving others. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:10, “God made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which He planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.” (NCV) Peter the Apostle said, "“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings.” 1 Peter 4:10 (LB) You need to understand that you were SHAPED for serving God. You are blessed, favored, called & chosen by God for His purpose!
Here's the deal, the Bible tells us that, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others...” 1 Peter 4:10 The shape of your life is made up by your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, passion & experiences. All of these work together to form how you fulfill this important purpose in your life. Psalm 139:13 says, “You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb.” (MSG)
“God made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which He planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.” Eph. 2:10 (NCV) You are unique. You’re not one in a million. You’re one in almost 7 billion. You are an original! God doesn’t want you attempting to live up to the expectations of other people. God didn’t create you so that you would be what your parents wanted you to be or anyone else for that matter. He created you to be you.
There may be illegitimate parents but there are no illegitimate babies. There are accidental parents but there are no accidental babies. God has always had a divine plan for you, that's why you're breathing & able to read this blog right now. God has called you to become a full-time minister, which means that you're a servant 24/7.
So how do you start living out this important purpose? It's really very easy. Just begin by finding a need & meeting it! Open your heart & God will open your eyes to the many ways that you can serve Him by serving others! For more information about this purpose, (click here) or how you can serve in the life of our church (click here).