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The Importance of Calling

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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May 17, 2021 8:00 am

The Importance of Calling

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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May 17, 2021 8:00 am

Self-help books are full of strategies that claim they’ll bring you success. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains that real success only comes from following your custom- made calling from God. Learn more about the only way to find the satisfaction we all long for.


Dr. Tony Evans explains why only God's plan will bring you the satisfaction you loan for celebrating faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative self-help books are full of strategies that claim to bring you success, but today Dr. Evans explains why real success only comes from following your custom-made calling from God. Let's join him as he explains what about to go back in baseball was kept for the New York Yankees. Yogi was so talking about a one day.

In fact, it was a well-known bad I was heading for the Milwaukee Braves at the time and came up to bat.

Yogi started messing with him and said not to swing role so you are looking at the trademark watch the bat properly.

Hoping to get distracted on the bad and not on the ball. The next pitch the ball field bleachers around the play home plate Yogi and said I didn't come here to read you got to know why you if you don't know why you will if you don't know why you hear jostle will cause you to miss the ball off to the God of purpose. He says in Psalm 33 plans for you plan to be able to plan you will never get around to the reason why they exist. A very frustrated irritating kind of life I want to give you six reasons why discovering your calling is critical not know, but that's all nice but I want you to tell me what you can find that you needed so we will stay as we unfolded series your calling and discovering this critical. First of all your calling addresses your issue now. All of us have issues dominating issues today is lack of fulfillment.

Jesus says in John 1010 I give you life and give it to you more abundantly. I have time to give you live a life that's not that's not empty, to fill you up with life to be lived. Some may be most get divorced because of lack of relationship building your need you not performing my needs. Therefore, why should we continue to live together when living together in such a thing. Reality that dominates so many of us, even Christians purpose is tied to lack of clean if you don't, you cannot be truly fulfilled if just not the real thing is a cheap substitute. Nothing can replace finding a going niche in life. Men find fulfillment in climbing the letter meant find fulfillment in the success meant by getting to the top and being number one. What a tragedy the ladder to the top and when you get there. It was leaning against the wrong wall because you are not elevating toward your purpose, you would just doing some man-made scheme of who you want to be the people are living live and never once they have no purpose that God ordained purpose that is there no supernatural reason for being like you have me you can answer that question calling is unclear.

It needs to be clarified.

Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do when you have done what you are supposed to do, not what somebody else did, or whatever else that you want to be doing constructively body has a plan for your life anyway. Might as well be God's give you like to give it to you more like so many Christians not living an abundant because so many Christians are living a life without divinely ordained purpose is a bumper sticker that I saw that you see and simply said he will die with the most toys wins.

That's dumb and wrong, God honoring he dies with the most toys dies, usually behind it is still being you really know why you're here. You gotta know why you been put here because the question of fulfillment. It's more important than any discovery you will make in your life are not cycling it will answer the issue of direction in life. Paul says in first Corinthians chapter 9 verse 26 is not in such a way without any box in such a way as not beating the air. In other words, not just aimlessly going around in circles have a direction for my life.

I know where I'm going. My direction is clear if you don't know where you're going, you don't know what will it take to get you going to build a building architect wants to know what you wanted all give you a bank when I get on the plane when you get on the plane started regarding the St. Louis if you're not going to St. Louis you leave display and going to St. Louis where you going to not do it just the way you are you on the wrong life and plan on not explained. If you don't know your calling.

If you're not even thinking your calling them like a machine you try this and you try to try this and that that could be 70 years old still try and stop Todd to address the nation tied to a calling that is a divine, ordained reason for being. You are simply meandering point is simple, most companies have mission statements go to church impact the world.

Everything that we do not program this thing that water will problem of directionless living is that many of us are not moving toward our purpose will be for women moving in a clear direction. This ambiguity lack of clarity so we don't know shock trauma fusion of invention or just talk to them not to just drop because were not clear on which way we ought to be going so that we just say all this pays more.

It must be God's will. Many of us think of been made going to a job just because the people. Nothing wrong with what is everything wrong if it's paying more away from your calling because I'm sure in a crowded size.

There will take an increase in pay and job who are more miserable because it's not money is important, your calling is big when you calling when you're calling find you. When will explain that as we go along.

It will answer another question and that is the question of stability. In other words, circumstances will no longer control your decisions for a lot of us are blown about by every wind of situation something, we want to quit. Ron don't drown anything we can come up with because stop is always going, are you in your call.

Your calling God because visual calling gives you the ability to handle. That shows up in your calling, Paul says Paul was one of the most abuse guys meet line with what I would check. Corinthians for you since we had hardships in Rex. Yuri goes out to slip me or stop and become capital one another and because he was in his calling you calling bad days are still bad but they don't override the call to see don't override the call he says in Romans chapter 8 verse 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ which relational distress, or persecution, or famine, or neck a little problem.

Sort I: pretty bad day for it is written for the sake we been put down all day and all that's not a bad day on the street for the slaughter become the first but all these things will think ducks and parliaments all it's a bad day I wake up bad bad bad bad bad day. You know what because he says our position in Christ.

What is true of that is true of your calling. One of the way you know you in your calling is your calling call on the worst day you still know you're right smack dab in the center would God want you to do and therefore you people because you been called. Dr. Evans will remind us of a familiar biblical example of remaining calm in the midst of the storm when he continues her message just a moment. Stay with us was honing the pain of the past break you down on the ground better than what's behind Tony Evans brand-new long-awaited seeking to kingdom kingdom memorizing gives you the power to lift the ashes of life's playing family kingdom memorizing gain access to the rise of position slip rent Liza is worse, gentlemen. Find out also makes a great gift for brother, husband, son Pastor and Tony is also the place where you can find out how to get a copy of the complete message series we been hearing from today entitled, called for a purpose. It explores the fact that God is handcrafted a specific purpose just for you and your life will be richer and more fulfilling. Once you understand that truth discover your destiny and your calling through the help of these messages available both on CD and his digital downloads and for a limited time. When you make a donation to support the work of the urban alternative will say thanks by sending you all 12 messages in this two-volume collection along with a bonus copy of Tony's popular companion book discover your destiny.

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So make your request right away again 2011' or call us at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by to help with your resource requests around-the-clock. That's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information for you later on, but right now, here's Dr. Evans with more of today's lesson Jesus says in Matthew 4000 disciples let us go to the other side. But what happened to Galilee. Okay, I trouble, bad day in the boat is about this little thing not be so-called so-called also believing where he was going on. I am not like you panic, know know when you know what you want calling you when storm show because you know where you going, because just want you to be in God puts up a no-fly zone around you.

If God said, let me. Don't get me storm notwithstanding that he may allow the school to see whether you believe the call is called case you didn't pass that colic be based on Situation she waits down the NASDAQ is down, but it really because the big nonstop. That way he wants me to be's is a big question of significance to feel insignificant. Guess what your calling is your calling and only you can be called to your call. In other words, you matter.

Psalm 139 says I am fearfully and wonderfully made. If you insignificant read Psalm 139 God says he stitched you and your mom made you exactly like he wanted you to be.

She put you in the race.

He wanted you to be a part of it made you gender that he wanted you to be beautiful as a woman because that's what he wanted you exactly what he wanted pictures you you because you matter in your significance God and so arrangement to allow the blood bad experiences in your life so that they would help. Thank you for your call.

You gotta think about that backstop that you went to the child that experience that you can't shake and you wonder why God let me know when you get God's and Ms. which he called you it was all part of the plan God creates God but God used it for his greater glory, create something all of us have warranties given by the company stamp on not only give a warranty product has God's will always stand behind your calling could not remember, nobody ever called themselves the call by the producer of the product calling us to come from God, but God warranties everything he calls.

And that's why if you read it to appear in Romans chapter 8 verse 26 and in the same way the Spirit also helps weaknesses. We do not know how to pray as we should Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. He searches the hearts knows what the mind of the spirit is because he sees the site according to the will of God. In other words, the Holy Spirit only talks to God on your behalf. If what you're talking to God about what God is interested in about which is how you know it's it's probably because verse 26 and 27 actually say connected to verse 20 and we know that not all want to love God and those you go if you don't, because it presents with the power resides. God always provides you will be calling.

We all creatures of time. Ecclesiastes 1 says there is time.

Chapter 3 verse one in verse 11 there is a time for everything God has a clock but God is not obligated to the clock as God is eternal so doctors outside of the club. We are obligated to the clock because we are not eternal.

We sit inside of time. That's why Ephesians chapter 5 verses 15 and 16 redeem the time by back.

Don't lose it. Don't waste it. Make the most of it because the days are evil. Six is given for one reason. You want time time is given to accomplish your purpose. If God has ordained you to be 75.

That is because God all day that you should have completed your purpose is related to purpose because we got because we have a purpose. We have to go to this that you will not use time wisely. You will wasted abusing you not learn from it creates a problem because many of us have wasted a lot of time what your calling does is it gives you God's perspective on your use of your time you have left what you're saying is when the loss but I got saved 20 food around that I was 45 now want to find my calling.

When I didn't change my time that I am now less time with my God for grace because the Bible says he can give you back the years the locusts take away when the town yet. Just because you're starting later, but neither should use that excuse waiting because nobody here knows how much time Dr. Tony ever talking about the satisfaction of fulfilling your mission in life from a message entitled the importance of calling if you'd like to hear it again or pass it along to your friends. You can receive a copy on CD or digital download. Better yet, this lesson also comes as a part of Tony's current two-volume series called for a purpose. 12 full-length messages designed to help you find and fulfill your unique mission from God and right now when you make a donation to the urban alternative requests. This complete series will be happy to send you a bonus. A copy of Tony's popular book Discover your destiny. Let God use you like he made you.

As I mentioned earlier, we are offering this entire package is or thank you, when you support the ministry of Dr. Evans here on the station and around the world.

This is a limited time offer so be sure to visit Tony ever and start or today. You can also sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Avenue and or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our friendly team members assist that's 1-800-800-3222. Nobody succeeds without commitment. But commitment to what Dr. Evans will answer that very important question for us tomorrow. I hope you join us, the alternative with Dr. Tony ever brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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