Read 2 Timothy 1:9; Exodus 4:10
Hello guys! Can anyone tell me what we have been learning about the past two weeks? That’s right, God’s game Plan for our lives! Let’s shout out, God’s Game Plan! Last week, we discovered that our identity, which is how we describe ourselves, should center around who God made us to be. This week, we will talk about purpose.
When you do something on purpose, it’s not by accident; you do it to for a reason or a goal. Can anyone tell me why we practice? (Take a few answers.)
That’s right, we practice so that we can win games; we know each practice has a purpose because of the end goal we have set.
God also has a purpose for us each day. Let’s figure out what this purpose is.
Did you know that there are over 7 billion people on this earth? Isn’t it wild that God created each one for a specific purpose? He made no one by accident, not even you.
“He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” 2 Timothy 1:9
This verse in 2 Timothy tells us that God had a purpose for us before time began. It also reminds us that our purpose here on earth has nothing to do with our talents and works. So what does this mean?
It means that the job God has called each of us to has nothing to do with how good we are at something but everything to do with God.
Does anyone know who Moses is? (Take some answers if they have them.) Moses was a man whom God chose to lead His people, the Israelites, out of slavery in Egypt. This was a mighty purpose that God had given to Moses. What if I told you Moses didn’t think he was the right man for the job based on his lack of skills?
“But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since you have been speaking to your servant—because my mouth and my tongue are sluggish.” Exodus 4:10
Moses had an idea of what he thought he was good at and what he was not. He tried to tell God that He had the wrong guy for the job.
The part we play in God’s game plan is completely up to Him, not us. How exciting to know that God doesn’t even think about the limits we put on ourselves!
- Moses thought he had to be better at speaking before He could do what God told him. What do you think you need to improve on? Why can God use you no matter what?
“Father God, we are so thankful that You made each of us different with different talents so that we can best serve You and Your Kingdom. Amen.”