We must BELIEVE GOD’S VIEW IS TRUE
Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of
what we do not see.”
Can you imagine what would happen if you believe it is true?
Three things to help us believe:
1) Faith is built on God’s word
Hebrews 10:17 “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
When you expose yourself to the Word of God, faith grows.
2) Faith grows when you renew your mind.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
We must be conscious of how we spend our time. We can waste so much time on worldly endeavors. Instead, spend that time learning God’s view of you through Bible study and memorizing scripture and you’ll be transformed.
There are 168 hours in every week.
1 hour of church vs 167 hours of the world’s impact
Which is going to influence you more?
Develop a plan to remove the distorted mirrors in your life and replace them with the mirrors of God’s word. Affirmations from God’s Word & praying God’s Word.
Ways we can celebrate the unique person God has made us to be:
I Corinthians 12:4-10
Every believer has at least one. It is incredible to see what happens when God uses those gifts to touch lives.
2) Use Your God-given Talents
“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts, to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in a all kinds of craftsmanship.
- Many of you bury them.
- Sometimes you don’t see it as a talent, but it is unique and somebody needs it.
- Just make them available.
3) Leverage Your Past Experience
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Parenting. Divorce. Cancer. Sexual abuse. Miscarriage. Etc.
God doesn’t waste pain.
II Corinthians 1: 26-31 -- The comfort and grace God gave you through your pain,
He wants you to use that for others.
God usually works in our weaknesses. Do we most often respond to someone who says, “Hey, I can’t help you with this” or someone who has experienced it and shares from personal experience?
Let’s move beyond our gates of safety and give it away. Get focused on others. Ministry is how God makes what’s true of us, true in us.
Loving others is the key.
Only 10% of laymen in churches are using their gifts in church.
50% have no interest in doing so.
So in brief review:
1) Refuse to believe you are inferior.
2) Fill your mind with how God sees you (Scripture).
3) Jump in and give to others.