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GOOD WORKS

What are the good works that God created for you to walk in?
How do you know what they are?

I certainly have wrestled with these questions plenty and may have a glimpse or two at the answer to help you find your way.

 

What are your spiritual gifts?
Helps (also called service)
Giving
Exhortation
Teaching
Prophecy
Words of knowledge
Wisdom
Tongues
Interpretation of tongues
Healing
Working of miracles
Administration
Pastoring

 

What do you seem to be attracted to?  One of the most important lessons I ever learned is that God’s assignments will feed and bless me as much as they do others.  He built me with certain likes, desires and interests that can only be fulfilled as I “will and do his good pleasure.”  Vocational choice, volunteer activities  and hobbies will point to these things.

What are your natural gifts and talents?
Music
Art
Poetry
Writing
Cooking
Fixig things
Mechanics
Computers
Research
Gardening
Taking care of people
Building
Designing
Sewing
Cleaning
Organizing
Working with children
Serving elders

And on the list goes.

 

One thing I have come to understand that really encourages me and helps me to rest:  God does have good works for me to do; I don’t have to wonder about that.

 

DREAMS AND DESTINY

What are your dreams?
Can you think of a time when an idea, however fleeting captured your imagination?  What was your response?  Have you given value to what seemed like small ideas?

 

Do you find yourself wondering about possibilities?

 

God wove dreams and the ability to find them into each of us.  HE always has a way to direct us to destiny and purpose.  This is a foundational part of how we are built.

 

Make sure your dreams match who you are, not who you aren’t.  I am guessing that most of us have tried to do things that really didn’t match our passions, gifting and skills, only to discover that we felt drained, instead of fulfilled.

 

It is appropriate to serve someone else’s dream, but only when it is what God is directing us to do at the time.  Even at that, this season of service will be part of building our own destiny.

 

One of the most formidable barriers to realizing dreams is unfinished business, however that is being lived out.    Our very freedom is taken from us; even having a sense of what we want seems to die.  “Don’t decorate your cell.”
Cells can be past experiences, things we don’t seem to resolve or overcome…”

 

 

Some writing to do
1.  List things you did or were interested in as a small child.
2.  What are your gifts what are you doing that uses them?
3.  What ideas do you have?

 

Lord, lift us up to Your level of dreaming.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.