On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 118: Why Am I Here? Part II (10/23/16)
“I therefore, a prisoner of the Lord, beg you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4: 1-3 RSV)
Bill Marianes, GOA Stewardship Evangelist, tells us if we want to know the purpose to our life we must use the GPS available to us. No, it is not the Global Positioning System we all know and use but the GOD Positioning System which we too often forget to turn on.
If we accept the reality that God is in control and listen for the messages that He is continuously sending us, we should prayerfully consider them. Then we will be able to effectively use the GOD Positioning System.
The next steps are to ask, what am I Good at, what am I Passionate about and finally, what makes me Smile? Another, GPS - good, passionate, and smile.
When was the last time you prayed about what God was calling you to do? Have you ever thought about it?
Each of us must take the time to pray on what God is calling us to do and then go do it.
Marianes often reminds us of the story Alice in Wonderland. In it, Alice comes to a fork in the road and asked the Cheshire Cat that is sitting there, “Which way should I go?” The Cheshire Cat asks, “Where are you going?” Alice says, “I don’t know.” The Cat replies, “Then it doesn’t matter!” We do not want to be Alice!
You have been called, you have a stewardship calling, discover what it is!
This weekly series of brief thoughts on stewardship and Orthodox life is brought to you by your Diocesan Stewardship Commission.
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