From the Pastor

 

 Pastor Mike Burns

 Victory Church

 903.567.2072 (Ext. 3002) 

 MBurns@wordofvictory.org                                   

Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:18 AM

Service: Finding God's Will...Will Fit You

Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:18 AM
Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:18 AM

Some people think: What if God wants me to do something I don’t want to do? What if doing God’s will means I have to give up my hopes and dreams? What if God want me to do something I’m not good at? People who think this way will usually never discover their purpose in serving and how they are to serve in His kingdom because they are afraid of what God might ask them to do.

But, this is not the manner in which God operates in our lives. One of the ways you can know what God wants from you is by asking yourself the following questions: Where do I fit? What do I enjoy? What brings me delight and satisfaction?

Some people teach that God’s will is always difficult and requires great sacrifice (i.e. going to some country you don’t like and eating the food you don’t like or working at some position in your church such as a greeter. By the way…not only do you not like being the greeter, everyone who comes in your door KNOWS you don’t like your job! Lol). However, through my years in ministry this is what I have discovered: “The most effective people in any ministry or occupation, or just life in general, are not the ones forcing themselves to do some dreadful task because they feel it is God’s will. Rather it is the ones who are doing something they enjoy so much that they feel guilty taking a salary for it.”

When you find something that challenges and thrills you, when you find something that you sense you were made to do, chances are you are getting close to discovering God’s will for your life. This is true in your professional life as well as the ministry you do in your local church and community. The two are not separated.

When God calls you to do something, He will always supply the perfect measure of grace you will need to operate in your gift. But when you try to operate outside your gift, you will find it difficult, burdensome and miserable because there will be no grace for it (Eph. 4:7)

Now, this does not mean that obedience, death to self and sacrifice are never required or necessary. But when a person is doing what he or she was created, gifted and shaped to do, there is a taste of sweetness in the sacrifice, a sense of fulfillment in the obedience and an enduring hope in the suffering.

God’s Will …Will Fit You!

 

 

 

 

 

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