Can I seriously change the world?

07/01/13 11:15 AM

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 1:9-11

9 he[a] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen,[b] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

Footnotes:a.Ephesians 1:9 Or us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 And he
b.Ephesians 1:11 Or were made heirs

Ephesians 1:15-20

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty

Taking your place in changing the world involves:
1. Who God has actually made you to be.
2. What the world actually needs.
3. The actual, supernatural power of God

Discovering how God made you:
1. How are you spiritually gifted?
2. What are you passionate about?
3. What sort of tinkering wil you do one way or another?
4. What does your temperament teach you?
5. What have been shaping events in your life?

Possible next steps to help you change the world:
1. Learn more about experiencing God’s supernatural power.
2. Find friends who can encourage you in this.
3. Believe God for everything He’s created you to be.
4. Give God permission to take you to places and people that will surprise you.

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