Below is a summary of the week and some questions to ask in your Tribe. Feel free to use any of the resources at the bottom too! The idea is that we are growing in our connection with God.
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This was the last week of the series You’ve Got Next, which has been about finding your purpose by discovering what comes next. Knowing your purpose rarely happens as an epiphany, but rather a series of life events or baby steps.
Key Steps on the Path of Purpose
Step 1 – Be empowered by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)
Knowing the purpose God has for you starts with a relationship with Him. The Holy Spirit works towards building your relationship with God, and He guides you through this process.
Step 2 – Be inspired by your role models (2 Timothy 1:5 NIV)
The people you look up to can be a hint about what your purpose is. What is it about them that inspires you? Those are clues about what path you might want to take in discovering your purpose.
Step 3 – Be motivated to develop your gifts (2 Timothy 1:6 NIV)
The inspiration you feel can’t be ignored! In order to fulfill your purpose you’ve got to put in the effort. Decide now what steps you need to take, write out your ideas and come up with a plan. Then do those things!
Step 4 – Be determined to endure suffering (2 Timothy 1:8-9 NIV)
Know that things will be hard. Whatever the steps are to discovering and fulfilling your purpose, there will be challenges, failures, and detours. However, you will end up being a resilient problem solver. Your sense of accomplishment will feel amazing!
Even if you are already aware of your purpose, remember that it is always developing and transforming. Consider taking time to evaluate the next steps in your purpose by talking with God about it, noticing what you admire about the role models in your life, and reconsidering the gifts you currently have.
We pray that you are staying connected to God and others in a meaningful way. We pray that you recognize the steps to take as you journey towards the next purpose God has for you.
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If you haven't yet watched the sermon from this past weekend, we encourage you to check it out. The current sermon video will be available this Tuesday. Click on the link below to view:
1. Who are your role models and why?
2. What are some of your gifts?
3. How do you use them? How have they helped you in hard times?