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You are a world changer and have been strategically placed. Whenever God wants to reveal Himself in an area to saved the lost and transform society through His presence and power, He anoints and commissions individual we call world changers. God’s plan has been and continues to be to plant world changers across the planet, strategically positioned to make a difference for the Kingdom of God.

What if you truly began to believe and live like you were created, positioned, empowered called by God to?

I loved what winkie pratney shared on Sunday night at church – and the underlying premise that you shouldn’t lesser or unspiritual if you are called and gifted in “non religious ways”. Because God isn’t limited by anything or anyone and isn’t limited to a organisation or box a system – because the whole world is His and His plan is to reach the whole world.

Esther was a young woman who realized that God had sent her to be a world changer. She also understood that she had been deliberately placed by God in the royal palace for a purpose. Esther knew she wasn’t alive just to enjoy the palace and all the pleasures and benefits it would bring, rather she grasped the revelation that she was intentionally placed there “for such a time as this”

There are countless examples of people in the bible who were positioned in their ordinary lives and made a difference for the Kingdom. Debroah, the prophet – yes perhaps a more traditional religious role – lead the military into battle. Non traditional. Jael though, a stay at home mum, was really the one who had the decisive breakthrough for Israel (in Judges 4) and it happened in her home, in her sphere of influence, doing what she had spent a life time doing really well.

There are men and women recorded in the bible who were anointed by God to build and craft, to decorate, create and administrate.

We are all unique and created by God to be who we are. We are created for a purpose and a plan.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

“God has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,”- 2 Timothy 1:9.

The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5

Don’t ever feel that you have to be limited to this sphere (working for the church) to be used by God or that you’re not called.

 

Do you have a vision for your life?

Do you have a direction you are heading in?

Do you have a purpose and a priority that defines who you are and what you are doing?

 

vision defines the parameters of our life.

Vision means: “a clear sense of purpose regarding what God wants to do through your life”

Vision is all about knowing God and making Him known.  In whatever way we’re called and passionate about.  It MIGHT be ministry.  It MIGHT be business.  It MIGHT be as a stay at home mum.  It might be as a teacher, doctor, journalist, artist, plumber, banker, barister… the main thing is to live out our lives glowing in the dark for Jesus that that world can see He is real and relevant!

 

“There is no thing as secular employment for the believer. Once we are born again, everything about us is redeemed for Kingdom purposes. It is all spiritual. It is either a legitimate Kingdom expression, or we shouldn’t be involved at all.

Every believer is in full time ministry – only a few have pulpits in sanctuaries. The rest have their pulpit in their areas of expertise and favour in the world system.

The call of God is important, not because of the title it carries, or doesn’t carry. Its valuable because of the One who called us. An assignment to be in business is as valuable in the Kingdom as is the call to be an evangelist. The privilege to be a stay at home wife and mother is equal in importance to being a missionary. Embrace your call with the faithfulness and thankfulness worthy of the One who has called you.” Bill Johnson – Dreaming With God

Discussion:

Brainstorm what you would do if you had the time, money, effort, energy, and passion to do whatever you want. Let your imagination run wild.

Assess your natural talents, skills and strengths for evidence of your calling. Are there any patterns, indicators or themes?

What makes you come alive? What causes your heart to burn? Is there a cause or a topic/subject that fires you up? Ask the Lord how your life can bring His Kingdom into this area/activity/issue.

Identify the area(s) where you would like to see your life make a difference, and for what you would like to be remembered.

Who are your role models? What kind of person do you think you ought to be or want to be?

 

 

Reminders that God is guiding us and at work is case we’re freaking out about missing it and missing out:

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.  Psalm 37:5

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

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

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