Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Finding Your God-Given Purpose

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Our church has a mission statement - Find your place, your passion and your purpose in Christ at Crossroads Church! And we really believe that.  When people begin to see who they are in Christ, and figure out what their spiritual gifts are, God can use them in a powerful way.  Every one has a God-given passion and spiritual gift and He wants us to use those for His purpose. 

The thing that I really do love about our church is how we try to help people figure out what it is they are good at, and try and encourage them to use their spiritual gifts in ministry both inside and outside the church building.  The church is more than just Sunday morning.  How can they use their spiritual gifts during the week?  Are they living out their Christian walk throughout their day on their job, in their homes, to their neighbors?  Are they seeing how they can minister to others wherever they are?

Ephesians 2:10 ~

"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."

What has God called you to do?  Are you using your gifts and talents for Him?  Do you wake up each day, excited to complete the tasks He has given you?

I find it so interesting to see how all the many things I've been through in my life are pulling together and how I'm being used by God to reach out to others because of those experiences.   It's exciting!  I do find for the most part that I wake, ready to face the new day.  I'm enjoying my life.

How about you?  Do you pray and ask the Lord to show you how you can use the things in your life to bring Him glory?  Do you earnestly seek His will for your life?  When you begin to do this, He'll begin to open your eyes to what He has for you to do.

It doesn't matter if you are a corporate executive, a homeschooling mother, a secretary or a janitor.  God has a purpose for you.  Are you doing the good things that He planned for you long ago?

When you begin to live like that, you'll find your life takes on new meaning!