If you are just now joining us, we are beginning the section Broken for Others in the book Graffiti: scribbles from different sides of the street. This summer a group of crazy people decided to take a challenge and participate in Graffiti Summer. Download the FREE Graffiti Study and Do guide and jump right in. You can find the introduction here under the Study and Do header tab in the header.
I never dreamed in my wildest of thoughts how blessed I would be leading you along this journey. As messages, texts, and link-ups come, I am blown away by God’s beautiful stirrings within this community’s heart. God is drawing our hearts away from ourselves and putting our eyes on others that we can bless. It’s absolutely beautiful!
Broken for Others
In this section on Graffiti we will take a look at how God nudges us to serve what we’d prefer to run from. You’ll also look at how he equips you to serve with the ordinary things that are close at hand.
Listen in for this week’s lesson and you can follow the show notes below.
1. Moses was running away when God shows up. Can you relate?
God doesn’t show up to console you, He shows up to call you in to your future.
Never once do we hear God say, “Moses, I’m so sorry about your past.”
God will call you to serve the people you want to run from. [tweet that]
2. When God calls us it will not make sense.
We feel inadequate so we lay our list of excuses out — why me? who am I? I’m not good enough. They will not listen to me.
God doesn’t care about our comfort, instead what He cares about is his people.
A life lived free and conflicted is better than a life lived in captivity due to fear.
For more on this listen to 4 Truths to Being Called.
3. It’s time to change our thinking.
Are you following God’s purposes or man’s?
It’s easy to dismiss God’s nudging when it interrupt’s our plan.
You can be doing all the right things, but if you aren’t obeying God’s call it will be wrong.
God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.
4. What’s in your hand?
Your prayer life, a loaf of bread, a batch of cookies, finances, a pen and a card, your gift of perspective, or the gift of time?
John 6 – Jesus feeds 5000+ with the lunch in one little boy’s hand, while nobody else realized they had anything to offer.
God will call you to use the ordinary where you are to reach his people.
Your gifts are not for you to live comfortably with, no they are entrusted to you to serve a broken world.
May you take a moment to realize what is in your hand and what you have to offer another. Our DO assignment for the week challenges us to DO SOMETHING. I hope you’ll take up the challenge. Suggestion is to make sandwiches and hand out to those in need. If God is leading you to make cookies and take to a neighbor then DO that.
It’s time to change our thinking and DO.
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