I have great news for you today. You have a purpose in life - hope for your future. The Lord God has called Gideon to rescue his people from the Midianites. After ignoring the call and then becoming angry and complaining, we now see that he offers excuses as to why he cannot go and offer help and hope to his people.
How to find Purpose in Life
Notice what he does verse 15 Judges 6, “But Lord, Gideon replied,
how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh,
I am the least in my entire family. The Lord said to him, I will be with you.”
You see if you're going to impact God's world, you're going to have to realize you were wired to make a difference. But you're also going to have to do this - you're going to have to get rid of all the excuses and the doubts. Making a difference in the lives of others is the best answer to how to find purpose in life.
Now listen, it's very normal to doubt, Jesus had doubters
among His closest friends, His followers, the disciples, even Thomas was known
as the doubter. So doubting doesn't disqualify you or it may, thank goodness,
but we ought to get rid of that doubt, get rid of those excuses, and it's
normal, it's normal to think, I'm not an Olympic Christian, I'm just a normal
How to Make a Difference in the World
We all want to make a difference in our world.To impact God's world, that's for the Olympic Christians, that's not for me, and it's very normal to give excuses.What excuses have you given? You've got good ones, don't you? God you can't use me because I'm just not a good enough person, God you can't use me because I'm not smart enough, I don't know enough about the Bible. I'm not cool enough.
I haven't been a Christian long enough, I don't know what
your excuses are. Maybe your excuses are like Gideon's. You notice what Gideon does? He throws his whole family under the bus, did you catch this? He says, I don't know if you know this, but my family is messed up, okay? I've got a
messed up family background, I don't know if you noticed this before but my
family is messed up but I'm the most messed up of all the messed up people in
my family, I'm the least of all of them.
I mean, God, surely somebody can do a better job than me
Lord. He had to get rid of all these excuses and Gideon finally has to realize
that he's got a choice to make and I hope you realize this today as well.
Listen, God is not waiting for Gideon to become capable. He's waiting for Gideon to get available.
How to Impact the World
He's not looking down and saying, are you ready yet? Have
you gone to seminary yet? He's looking down and says, are you ready? Cuz I've
wired you for greatness, I've wired you to make a difference, I’ve given you everything you need to teach you how to impact the world. You were
literally designed by me to help somebody else.
Are you ready to go all in? Are
you ready to give yourself completely to this rescue mission? I love how the
New Testament puts it in Romans 6:13_
“Give yourselves completely to God, every part of you,” Notice this, you want to
be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes.
This is beautiful, think about this, God wants you to
surrender to Him in such a way that you say, God, if you've designed me for a
purpose, I'm ready to get in on it.
We are finding the answer to the feelings of hopelessness we may have because we feel helpless to help others, our family and friends. It actually depends on our willingness to believe God at His word, that He will strengthen us and do the work if we will surrender to Him. He is our strength.
Quotes about Hope
“God gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40:29.
Not only does God call us to help and to offer hope to the weary world, but He also gives us the strength to do it. We are only His tools. God’s word tells us how to have hope. Christ is our hope.
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