As we continue to address in this video acknowledging the feelings of hopelessness and of feeling helpless to help others when we feel burdened ourselves, the speaker gives us thesehope quotes from the Bible and a challenge as he continues:
To those of us who've decided to follow Christ, I love how the
living Bible translates Ephesians. We're designed to make a difference.
Here's what it says:
Hope Quotes from the Bible about Purpose
“It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us
new lives from Christ Jesus. Long ages ago he planned that we should spend
these lives in helping others.” Ephesians 2:10.
How to Make A Difference in Someone's Life
Now, this is really a life changing concept right here.
Here's what God wants you to do, what He wants me to do. He wants to take your unique personality, how He's wired you, and wants you to actually make a difference in someone else's life. And if you don't hear anything else I say today, don't miss this.
God has uniquely wired you to reach somebody and, listen, you
can reach them better than anyone else on the planet because you're uniquely
designed to do so, to help somebody else. You're wired up uniquely, your
personality, what you've been through, all the hurts in your life, your
experiences to reach somebody else and make a difference in their lives and, by the way, what's the biggest difference you can make in somebody's life? Telling them about Jesus, showing them Christ, being the hands and feet in the heart of Christ and verbally sharing with them that Christ has made a difference in you and helping them find the same difference in their lives.
It's not hard to illustrate this, to convince you that we
are wired to make a difference. Let me just get you to think about this. Think
about it. Is there somebody in your life that God used in order to help you take steps toward Him? Here is another way to ask it, if you are a Christ follower, can
you identify one person in your memory that God used to help you come to know
Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? If you can think about that one
person at all the campuses, over the Internet, would you just raise your hands
right now? You can think of a person that helped you toward Christ.
Yes, a 100% participation. We can all think of a hero, that person is a hero to you they helped you find Jesus. But you are still pushing back and think okay, yeah, well they are a hero to me but I can’t be a hero to somebody else. I can't help someone else find Christ, you are thinking andfeeling hopeless.
You are pushing back just like Gideon did. Because in Judges
6 what happens is, Gideon hears this call to be a hero, to rescue the people
in his life, but he doesn't answer the call right away. He does what many of us
do. He pushes back. He kinda deflects the call, he starts to be negative, as a
matter of fact he complains and, after his rant, after his pity party, after he
gives God all the reasons why he shouldn't be the hero, God comes back to the
So let's just pick up the story in Judges Chapter 6. Go down
to verse 14 and notice what it says. It says,
“Then the Lord turned
to him and said,Go with the strength you have and rescue Israel from the
Medianites, I am sending you.”
You cannot get any clearer than this call.
And that is the same call God gives to you and to me today. A clear call to be a hero to someone.
‘Fear thou not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.: I Peter 3:15 “Christ in you, the HOPE of Glory” Colossians 1:27.