What Does God Want Me To Do With My Life?
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In This Video…
00:00 – 2 Parts To Knowing What God Wants You To Do
There are 2 parts to answering the question “What Does God Want Me To Do?”
- The first part is about being, it’s your identity.
- The second part is about doing.
00:09 – Identity
What you do should always flow out of who you are.
Your identity is found by answering one question “What does God think about me?” Everything in your life will flow out of what you believe God thinks about you.
If I had to boil what God thinks about you to one word it would be love. God loves you 100% right now, the way you are and there’s nothing you can do to change that.
So whatever you do with your life should come out of your identity of being someone who is 100% loved by God.
00:39 – What Does God Want You To Do?
Now to the second part…
What Does God Want Me To Do
When you’re trying to figure out your purpose, or your assignment. The one thing God has called you to do with your life.
00:48 – Convergence of 4 Different Areas
I think that assignment comes from the convergence of 4 different areas:
Where these 4 areas converge into a single role is the thing God wants you to do.
So lets talk about the 4 questions to ask yourself to help you discover what God wants you to do with your life.
01:05 – Passion
What one thing, if you were to do it everyday, would keep you fascinated and motivated for the rest of your life?
When I think about the word passion, i’m reminded of the movie ‘Passion’ which depicts Jesus laying down his life for the people he loved. He was passionate about people coming back to his Father. He was so passionate he was willing to endure the pain of the cross to get what mattered most to him.
What are you passionate about? What matters to you so much that you would endure the struggle and pain to keep going after that one thing?
The answer to this question helps you to figure out “What” you should be devoting your life to.
01:42 – Strengths
Strengths- What do people say they wish they could do like you, but you think they’re crazy because it comes to easy to you?
Every one of us has been uniquely designed by God to be great at doing at something. You have been hard wired in your brain to be great at something.
The unfortunate reality is a majority of people don’t take advantage of the neural network in their brains.
The Gallup Organization asked hundreds of thousands of people this question “Do you get to do what you do best everyday?” Only 17% of people answered yes to that question. Which means that less than 2 out of 10 people are doing what they’ve been designed by God to do on a daily basis.
So what comes naturally to you? What do you find yourself doing well without trying really hard? Is there something people say they wish they could do like you?
The answer to this question helps you to figure out the “How” How you will make a difference with your life.
02:35 – Needs
Needs – If you could get a meeting with the President, Prime Minister or King and ask them to fix one problem, which problem would you ask them to fix?
When asking yourself the question, What does God want me to do with my life? It’s imperative that you understand this one principle. Your life is not about You. The greatest people are those who serve others.
If God wants you to serve others, what’s the best way for your to serve?
Find a problem and fix it.
So what problem are you called to fix?
Notice what gets your attention. When training people I will often send them to a busy neighborhood and ask them what they see. One group will see all the kids running around, one group will see the homeless, one group will see the young girls trying to impress the boys.
Everyone will see something different. Why? Because you have been uniquely designed by God to notice specific things so you can become a solution to a problem in that area.
If you could get a meeting with the President, Prime Minister or King and ask them to fix one problem, which problem would you ask them to fix?
That’s the problem you are called to fix.
03:39 – Calling
Calling – What Does God Say You Should Do?
This is the most important question to ask yourself because the answer to this question overrides all the other questions.
The great thing about Jesus is he is a talking God. He loves to communicate to his people. If you are wondering what you are called to do, ask him.
He will tell you what to do.
Then it’s your job to be obedient to whatever he tells you.
04:10 – 4 Questions To Discover Your Purpose
So how does this all work together to help you figure out what to do?
Here are the 4 questions again:
- What one thing, if you were to do it everyday, would keep you fascinated and motivated for the rest of your life?
- What do people say they wish they could do like you, but you think they’re crazy because it comes to easy to you?
- If you could get a meeting with the President, Prime Minister or King and ask them to fix one problem, which problem would you ask them to fix?
- What Does God Say You Should Do?
We’re looking for a specific role where these 4 things converge.
04:36 – Convergence Example
For example, Lets say you are passionate about ending human trafficking and you have a strength of singing and songwriting and the problem you would ask a leader to fix is to stop allowing people to be sold as slaves and you know this is something God has asked you to do.
How does this converge into a single role that you know you can devote your life to?
What if you wrote songs about the trafficking problem to bring awareness to the problem so people could get involved in different initiatives to help eliminate people being sold as slaves.
05:05 – Example of How This Doesn’t Work
Here’s an example of how this doesn’t work:
I was training young people and one young man said “I am passionate about going to the lake and riding jet skis and water skiing and I’m pretty good at it.”
I explained to him that is not what God is calling you to do because all the things he was sharing are selfish and are about him. He’s not helping or serving anyone other than himself.
I have good news for you. God has a plan for you and that plan is not about you. It’s about serving others.
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