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May 18, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is taking the popular route to success won't help you discover God's calling celebrating faithfulness.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative. Nobody succeed without commitment. But commitment to what let's find out today as we joined Dr. Evans what we've been studying you in your calling call for purpose and I'll go is to address the issue of what you like purpose is. It is unfortunate that far too many Christians live a life wondering why they are here where they are going what God uniquely customized look like purpose is for them so that is the concept of our series we defined it that our calling is a customized life purpose for which God has ordained and equip you that will bring him the greatest glory and allow you to have your maximum impact that is your calling. We stayed at Wyatt's importance is critical because it defines why you're here.
What a tragedy that died never having known why God saved you in the first place.
What you like purpose is to meander from place to place, thing, the thing and not know why you're here.
Many people don't have joy because they're looking in something other than their calling. What only the calling of the time to give continue to unveil this as we look at how your experience is good, bad and ugly will fit into your calling how giftedness the divine bestowal. The God is giving you fits into your calling going to see how people called in the Bible and how God got them to where he one of them adult grievance. Now people will recall who got lost in their calling. So it's gonna be a fun time going through this.
All the while desiring to help you to know how you can find your calling. I'm going to give you the memo is not the only one. But it's the foundational issue for discovering your calling your ability to discover your calling is intricately tied to the level of your commitment to Bibles would be pleased to Romans chapter 12 verses one and two. Romans 12 verses one and two. These are two of the most well-known verses in all the New Testament, I beseech you therefore, brethren, urge you, by the mercies of God, that you present your body a spiritual sacrifice.
It's a reasonable request. The King James says it's a spiritual service of worship committee says do not become all of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you will prove what the will of God is that which is good and acceptable and perfect. When you are positioned right under God, you will have to find your calling your calling will find you and I will make you feel a lot better already have a look at what I call and you don't know what you know when you found it what it wants you to know is that when you are positioned right. Many of us do not know all calling the government not in position. But when you are positioned right your calling God's divinely ordained customized purpose when you will locate you. You recall we've already related the issue of the will of God to the calling because remember Romans 828 letters note 27, 28 of the Holy Spirit clean.
According to the will of God. And then all things work together for good to them. Love God and are called according to his purpose. We make a direct connection between your calling your purpose and the will of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit working in harmony with one another to lead you to where you want to go to says I heard you beg you intrigue you want pleading with you to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God.
If you want your calling to find you the first thing you need to know the deposition is that God must hold all of you, don't expect for God to show you his calling. If the person leave going to show it to. He does not have, because then you will take his calling and do your work with many Christians in their lives wanting God to bless rather than wanting God to bless his calling for them that the difference urge you to present your self a living sacrifice.
That's an interesting phrase is somewhat contradictory because the prices will kill you present yourself sacrifice God wants you and me to be a living dead.
Paul the apostle were here he would probably support this truth with his favorite verse probably Galatians 220 I am crucified with Christ. I'm dead.
Nevertheless, God is not only interested in blessing your calling for you here fundamentally interested in blessing his calling for you and therefore calling God must know that you are a living that thing that is living to get back to you.
You are willing to climb up on the altar. The only plant with God sacrifice of the Becky climate.
God wants us climbing on the altar to become living things not pray pray it's a hard prayer to pray until.I am willing to die to me that I might have.
God doesn't want you to commit because somebody makes you commits what you commit because you see that he's been good. Worship is not in your church attendance. Your worship of the total commitment church attendance without total commitment become sacrilege, not authentic worship. God cannot show you his calling. If you do not authentically worship him and worshiping him if there is no commitment to one of the questions. If you are seeking your calling. You must ask, does all of me belonged all or do I have a spiritual addict in my life. That's the place where you put away the stuff that you don't want to deal with. I love Paul because his commitment was so deep that we are all going to miss this commitment was so deep you could never intimidate you thicken the one time so we go to a user. That's cool. Die again be better off with giveaway while such that nonchalant about it or not you would let you is that that's cool… Christ. If you kill me on the go live with Christ, if you let me live a mistake and serve Christ does that well well and I know you too cool for that; of when I talk to you on that you live with making stuff.
So that's cool.
I recommend the suffering of this present time is not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in you be with Christ, let me live a mistake and serve Christ. You make me something to get more rewards from Christ so I don't know how to me is all Christ. Anyway it was a total consumer life for Christ, and that is your work.
God wants you to deliver to you and me, disbursement and positioning yourself.all of you verse to the world must own none of you be not come to this world work great for him was what I did with Clay Aponte's claim he squeezes it here shapes in here goes in here so that the client comes out looking like a potter intent of the problem with the company squeezes it tortured like a cup or bowl or salsa or plate worlds.
Please you hear mold you there so that you wind up looking like what it says. You want to be. You don't want to risk calling because we've been letting the world teach us what successes we've been following what the world's definition is we've been climbing to the top of the ladder discovering it's leaning against the wrong wall we discovered is not answered reason for me, it may give you money. It may give you house it may give you cause and they give you call but it doesn't give you a reason for annual calling is your divine reason for being.
You have a reason to get up in the morning because you have a calling to fulfill a charge to keep the world be a part of your life would mean the world record for the word world is cosmos.
We get our English word cosmetic from that word, the great work because most meant to arrange to put in order for middle let me put on a face. She's very biblical at that point will some things need to be rearranged. Moving right along the cosmos can be defined as that system headed by Satan.
That leaves God to bit worldly girl or drug addict will be worldly is excused. God, students often ask this question, but not limited to them about the gray areas of life.
Can we do this. Can we do that while he was with answer that is to remember what ever you do. God is doing with you if you having as much fun as you walk or must you leave him outside the class. Most is a kingdom by Satan that is the program of God made you To live in the world. You cannot operate as a hermit somewhere, you must live in this world, but not what this world squeezing you and holding you so that its value system becomes your value system.
Goals become low dreams become your dreams and if you spend all your time letting this world upon your calling, you'll never hear God's calling because the kingdom that you are called to give them total and to the kingdom that you were called from you must clearly identify what kingdom you with belonged to Hammond that we regularly send everyone will bail us out of our circumstances. Why won't ballast out of the situation. Why should he calling no that your service for him will be used. To help the enemy overcome such possible outcome for all of this world. This world control so all you most want God. None of you most want to, but we relatedness to calling positioning for chapter 12 verse to be transformed by the renewing of your mind may transform by the renewing of your mind.
Read knowing of your mind works with all of me. I have none of me.
You have done the greatest single thing you can do and that is your confused mind. We are divided. James of the work that he called a double minded's which on the world.
At the very same time it cleared the static when you've arranged things properly, and that will be satisfied with the Holy Spirit begins to work on your mind because you stop your calling in your mind. That's where the will of God will be revealed to you, God will deal with your thing doctrines will give us a look at some specific ways God communicates his calling to us that's coming up after these thoughts on 40 years of faithfulness as we come into the celebration of about 40 years since the beginning of the urban alternative.
Words cannot express my gratitude to God for his faithfulness to the development of this ministry. Little did I know when we began with cassette tapes and we were begging them up because people were requesting the sermons that he would take humble beginnings and turn it into an international ministry now 1400 stations daily hundred and 30 countries around the world reaching hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people with the truth of God. I am humbled by his faithfulness to me us to the urban alternative and I'm certainly grateful for all the frenzies given us who been faithful to praise God for 40 years of his fame on us. You know Tony assured that the more people who meet Jesus, the more lives will be transformed. It's a simple equation and it's the driving force behind this ministry. None of what we do here would be possible without the faithful contributions of people like you and that's why I want to let you know about a special package we put together is her way of saying thank you, when you make a donation to keep this ministry going. It starts with our current two volume 12 message audio collection called for a purpose and includes a copy of Tony's life-changing book discover your destiny. Let God use you like he made you together this powerful package expands what we been learning about your one-of-a-kind custom-made calling God has something special.
He intends for you to do these resources will help you discover what it is and set a course toward doing it. There's no greater source of satisfaction and success in finding and fulfilling your purpose. We feel this information is so important we like you to have a copy of called for a purpose and discover your destiny is our gift when you make a donation to help support the work of the alternative.
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