Discovering Your God-Given Life Purpose 4

Gardening

4th Week of Lent

Prayer of the Week

(pray this prayer each day this week)

 

God of Grace and Mercy,

You know my weakest places and worst mistakes. You know my deepest doubts and my most crippling fears. Still, you encourage me with your word and your Spirit, reminding me I am loved with a love bigger than my failures. I am blessed with a blessing more powerful than my fears.  This week, remind me of your power and promise. When I call on your name and trust in your will even the most difficult troubles will be cleared away. Show me the new start or second chance you have planned for me. By your Spirit, give me the courage to take it forward and not look back.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Read Romans 7:14-25, 8:1-4 & Romans 12:1-2

Week 4: Questions for Reflection

Before we can plant a garden, we need to clear and prepare the land. Nothing grows in soil filled with sticks and stones and garbage. Discovering our God-given life purpose can be like this. We may know exactly where we need to go…   but our way is blocked by fears, doubts, bad habits, past mistakes, and misplaced priorities. All of these work against us. Start clearing a path today!

We can be our own worst enemy. What are some of the many ways people can sabotage their own positive progress towards living into our God-given life purpose? Which of these ways have affected your progress?

How can faith in Jesus ‘clear the way’ for positive progress? What kinds of doubts and hang-ups do you have to wrestle with before your faith in Jesus can help you move forward?

Our lives are not our own. They are God’s. Our lives were planned and prepared before the beginning of time and our eternal lives were bought by the Jesus’ sacrifice. What would your life look like if it were 100% a ‘living sacrifice’ to God for being given the gift of life and life eternal? List three ways your life can begin to be more of a living sacrifice today. How do these three things point you towards your God-given purpose?