Sunday, February 4, 2018

Your Life Matters (Part 2)

Jeremiah 1:4-10
God sent Jeremiah a letter when he was about 20 years old. What God said to Jeremiah may help us to better understand what He has in mind for our lives.

  I.     God is Invested in Us

A. God has a Purpose for the Life He Has Given Us. – v.5b-c

B. God will Enable us to Fulfill our Life’s Purpose. - v.7-8

God has a unique purpose for each unique individual.
When you live your life for your God-given purpose, the end of your life is as meaningful as the rest of your life.

II.     God's Peculiar Purpose in Our Lives...

A. May be character changing.  Genesis 35:9-15, 32:28

In the Old Testament, name was equal to character.

Knowing your name does not always mean you will accept your name.

A person cannot help their heredity but they can help what part they appropriate.

Just like Jacob, our identity only comes after a struggle.  

B. May be bigger than you think you can handle.
Exodus 3:4-5, 4:1, 10-11, 13-14

God-sized tasks cannot be achieved with purely human capabilities.

C. May not be heard by others.  I Samuel 3:3-5, 9-11

God speaks TO men as well as THROUGH men.
We often live in the "oughtness" of others rather than the purpose of God.
Nobody can make you inferior without your permission.

D. May not be understood by others.  Luke 1:30- 32

E. May cause a redirection of your whole life.  Acts 9:4-6

F. Will be completed in God’s Time.  Philippians 1:6

V. God has a Name  For You

Don't be afraid to let the God who made you run your life. 

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