Your Redemptive Purpose 2
“Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Just like you learnt yesterday, a God-given vision is redemptive in nature. This means that when God gives you a vision it will be bigger than your personal ambition. A God-given vision is not for serving you, rather it gives you an opportunity to serve others.
That is the quality of vision we see in our opening scripture that God gave to the Apostle Paul. The vision was others focused; “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
A God-given vision is selfless in nature. This means that vision is not self-focused, it is focused on serving others. When you are carrying out a God-given vision, it is not about you. It is about creating value and meeting the needs of others.
What drives you when you are carrying out a God-given vision is not the ambition of an office or status, you are driven by your purpose; that is what you are going to be able to do or accomplish for the benefit of others.
Please read 1 Thessalonians 3:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 and ask God to make you to increase and abound in love towards others.
For further study, read:
John 10:11-15, Colossians 4:12, 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9.
Doing the Word
Value people above things.