What is this series all about In this series I hope to present a Biblical worldview in support of human dignity and true personhood. I hope to encourage you to live your life to the fullest by discovering, understanding, and using your gifts and natural abilities in everyday life. I hope to challenge you to share with others their intrinsic value to both God and mankind. To make you smile, and encourage your soul.
STEP ONE!• The First step to understanding who you are, is to Discover Who God is. “The imago Dei.”
So what is God really like?God‟s attributes• Language Immortality• Creativity Freedom• Love Intelligence• Holiness Humor
Gabriel GilmoreDiscovering Your Passions and using them http://www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=46400865
The first captured American CrocodileWhy living in submission to your God Given Passions works!
• (Psalm 139:13-16) KING DAVID• 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb.• 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.• 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,• 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Psalm 139:13-16You are who you arebecause God madeyou uniquely. Youwere made to bedifferent. (v13-14)The real you has anassignment. (orders tofulfill). v16
• (Jeremiah 1:4-8) PROPHET JEREMIAH• 4 The Lord gave me this message: 5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother‟s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”• 6 “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”• 7 The Lord replied, “Don‟t say, „I‟m too young,‟ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.• 8 And don‟t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Jeremiah 1:4-8)
Jeremiah 1:4-8 PROPHET JEREMIAH The real you was made to obey God. The real you doesn‟t need to miss its heavenly appointment (or) assignment. (v. 5) The real you will always wrestle with whether to go “God‟s way” or “his way.” Excuses are normal, and are a sign that you are on the right path to both “being” and “doing” your heavenly assignment. (v. 6)
• Passions are either used for the Glory of God (or) Passions are misguided and used for the kingdom of darkness
3 steps to understandingyour passions:Realize that yourpassions are part of theIMAGO DEI (The imageof God). (Genesis 1:26-27)Realize that the reasonwhy you have thepassions that you do, isbecause God put themthere! (Psalm 139:13)
3 steps to understandingyour passions:Realize that yourpassions are to beused to GLORIFYGOD, not to glorifyyou! (Jeremiah 1:6-7)
So how do I discover my Godgiven passions? (handout)What are you interested in?What do you like to do, without anyone telling you to?When have you found yourself doing something without any real effort?You know that other people have a hard time in this area, but you seem tojust get it.What do you read about, study, practice, think about, devote time to?Consider what makes you absolutely come alive!, what makes you havean uncanny amount of energy and joy.Maybe you are OK at a lot of things, but in this one area you just excel, orpick it up really easily. List the things that you are good at, and prioritizethem in order of God given passion.Ask your Christian friends what passions they see in you.
All of our passions plug into asingle passion for Christ and HisChurch. “Passion for your house has consumed me” – King David (Psalm 69:9) My love for Mount Zion is passionate and strong; I am consumed with passion for Jerusalem! – God (Zechariah 8:2)