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  • Do Less So You Can Do More

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    The Bible says in Mark 12:30, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (NLT). Another way to say this is, love God with all your talk, all your feelings, all your thinking, and all of your acting. God shaped you to primarily be a talker, feeler, thinker, or doer.

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  • Why We Need Each Other

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    Your abilities are for the benefit of other people. The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others” (GW).

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  • What to Do with Unused Ability

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    All of us have unused abilities. But there are three ways that you can start cultivating your abilities so that they are being used for good and for God’s glory.

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  • Serve Out of Design, Not Duty

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    The Bible says that God wants you to listen to your heart. He wants you to look at what you’re made to do, and then you’ll know what he wants you to do. But most people these days are moving so fast that they don’t have time to listen to their heart anymore.

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  • Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close

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    We’ve all had our heart broken in some way — maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. I would say to you, as your friend, I’m sorry. I really am. I care about the hurt that you have gone through, because God cares about it. He hurts with you. What was God doing when you were weeping? He was weeping, too.

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  • To Get More Passionate, Get Closer to God

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    God gave you a heart, and he has placed in you passions, desires, and dreams. But unless they are under his control, they will be misused, they will be abused, they will be misapplied, they will be misdirected, and they will be wasted in your life.

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  • Using Your Gifts Is an Act of Worship

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    When you use the gifts that God has given you, it is an act of worship. What makes God smile? Some people think God only smiles when you’re praying or singing or going to church. The truth is, God smiles when you use the gifts that he’s given you. When you’re doing what you were wired and shaped to do, God says, “That’s so cool! I created them to do that!”

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  • You’re Not Just Wanted; You’re Needed!

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    The reason you have value is because of what God says about you, not because of what other people say about you.

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  • Every Believer Has Spiritual Gifts

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    When you know what you’re shaped to be, then you know what you ought to be, and you can start focusing on that and make better use of your life.

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  • Even Your Weaknesses Bring Glory to God

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    Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences — these are the five things that make you, you. I call them your SHAPE.

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