We have learned several valuable truths for living our lives of destiny. Let me emphasize some of those truths and present you with a couple more “life examples.”
- We are ALL called by God. Not everyone is called into a full-time profession like a Pastor or Missionary, but we are all called to be actively involved in ministry.
- As believers in Christ our overall “general” destiny, mission, and/or purpose are identical. In summary, we are to glorify God in everything we do, enjoy our “God life” to the max, and utilize our God-given talents and abilities and gifts in order to advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
- However within that overall framework, each of us, clearly, has a unique role to play and a specialized mission to fulfill.
- Even though we should work on improving our weaknesses, we should devote more time to utilizing our strengths and gifts given by God.
- Each one of us is instilled with particular talents, strengths, abilities, and personalities from day one. Never say “I have nothing to offer.” These gifts comprise “who we are.” They are irrevocable. We can use these gifts for God’s glory; we can use them to pursue self-centered ambitions; or we can even use God’s gifts to fight against His will, like the Apostle Paul before he was converted.
- Spiritual Gifts are given only to believers at or after salvation as God chooses for the express purpose of making His church most effective. We can pray for and should desire these Spiritual Gifts if our heart’s desire is truly intent on glorifying God and advancing His kingdom.
- The Church, the Body of Christ, works similar to the human body. Each has a different function. The human body parts must work in perfect harmony in order to survive and thrive. The church body must work in harmony in order to survive and thrive. WE ARE DIFFERENT FOR A REASON!
- Although the world may regard particular gifts as more exceptional than others, God sees each one of His children and each of their gifts as extraordinary. Some gifts may be more visible while others are exercised “behind the scenes,” but each is equally important in His Kingdom.