How To Discover Your Purpose and Calling In Christ | Short Sermon Series
Our society is plagued with selfishness. As a society, we are completely focused on "self" and on what the "self" wants. We have become a society of help me, do for me, look at me, give me, praise me, and honor me. We have become a very selfish people.
The danger as Christians is that we get wrapped up in this society of self. The Bible says in Philippians 2:3-7, "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men."
Once you have found what you love and what your passion is, give it away. Finding your purpose and calling isn't about you. It is about sharing what God gave you to someone else.
Pray and seek the Lord. Ask Him to convict you if you missed the mark. Ask Him to guide you and confirm to your heart His purpose and calling for your life.
Get moving. Once you sense God leading you to a purpose, get started. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't wait for the perfect door to open. Don't allow fear to get in the way. Don't allow doubt to get in the way. Even if you aren't 100% certain, START MOVING. God sees your heart, and He will lead you on to the right path.
Don't Grow Weary in Well-Doing. Starting out on a new path is exciting, but as in all things, that excitement fades from time to time. When negative words get thrown your way, don't grow weary in your calling. When doors are closed, don't grow weary. Look at them as doors that God didn't want you to open. When you get tired of people (which will happen!), don't faint. Keep on going and press on toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus.
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