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Christian Vocation

What do you think God wants you to do with your life? God wants you to know His will (Ephesians 5:17) and He will help you discover it (Romans 12:1).

Godís purpose
*Every Christian is called to Christian service (Ephesians 4:1).
*God reaches out through His people to the world (2 Corinthians 5:20).
*God gives us spiritual gifts to minister to others (Roman 12:6; 1 Peter 4:10).
*God gives leaders to the church to equip its people for ministry. ďAnd he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of ChristĒ (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Our need
*Our need is to be laborers in the fields that are white to harvest (Luke 10:2).
*We need to win the world to Christ because the world is lost and going to hell (Matthew 7:13-14).
*Our need is to do the will of God (Philippians 2:13).
*We need to train others for service (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Godís provision
*God will not ask you to do anything He will not equip you to do.
*God calls you to Christian service (1 Samuel 3:8, Acts 9:1-20).
*God promises to be with you and to help you (Exodus 4:12; Joshua 1:9).
*The Holy Spirit will empower you (Acts 1:8)
*Anything He leads you to do is possible in His strength (Philippians 4:13).

Our response
*Prove what is Godís will for vocational service by complete surrender to Christ as Lord (Romans 12:1-2).
*Be willing to do Godís will (Acts 9:6).
*Trust God for guidance. ďTrust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy pathsĒ (Proverbs 3:5-6).
*If you are willing to do Godís will, He will reveal His will to you. There is no need to be anxious. He will lead you a step at a time. Respond to each step as He reveals it and act by faith Counsel with Christian leaders (1 Samuel 3:1-10). Begin serving faithfully where you are (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Pray for guidance.

My commitment:Dear Lord, thank You for providing a perfect plan for my life. I am committed to doing Your will as you reveal it to me.