Writing Our Story | Week 2

Connecting You to Your Purpose 

Our Vision is to reach as far as we can with as many as we can.

Proverbs 29:18—Where there is no vision, the people perish.

 

A vision pulls; it attracts; it draws people together.

You are not here by accident; You are here for a reason.

  • God sent you to Crosspointe, because you have something to offer.

  • God sent you to Crosspointe, because you have an assignment.

  • God sent you to Crosspointe, because you have a purpose.

Habakkuk 2:2  “Write the vision, and make it plain, so that he who reads it may run with it.

 

We can’t advance the vision any farther than we have people to carry it.

 

For God to accomplish His purpose on the earth; it takes people; it takes you.

  • You are God’s plan—I am God’s plan. 

 

Mark 16:15 (NKJV)—“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NKJV)And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God . For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of powerthat your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

 

  • We’re not trying to win debates; we’re trying to win hearts.

 

Romans 2:4 …do you not know it is the goodness of God leads [men] to repentance?

  • You don’t change hearts with debates; you change them with action.

 

If we want access into the lives of the people God has sent us to reach, we must take action.

 

Proverbs 18:16 (NKJV) A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

 

Giving is love in actionGiving shows the heart of God.

 

Your assignment is to demonstrate God to people—to act like God—to love like God.

  • God so loved the world that He gave—He gave with no strings attached.

  • Giving to others, identifying opportunities where you can make a difference is where you start.

 

This is our Mission: To connect you to your purpose, so you can make a difference.

 

You have an assignment from God—He created you to do something.

 

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (NLT) Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

 

If God says you can and you are saying you can’t, one of you is lying.

  • Just because you can’t see what God sees in you, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

  • Just because you feel you have nothing to offer doesn’t mean it’s true.

  • Just because you feel like you’ve been hidden, doesn’t mean you’re hidden from God.

 

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NKJV) Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Psalm 139

I created your innermost being, the deepest part of you; I knit you together in your mother’s womb. You were fearfully and wonderfully made; you have never been hidden from me.  Every detail about you, your personality, your likes and dislikes, all of who you are, I specifically made for a purpose. I wove you together like a seamstress would weave a beautiful garment. I have known you from the beginning, and I created you on purpose and for a purpose.

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