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  • Four Decisions That Determine Your Destiny

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    In Dr. Seuss’ poem “The Zode in the Road,” a young Zode comes to a fork in the road and spends quite some time trying to decide which direction to go. He thinks about the possibility that one place may be too hot and the other too cool or one too high and the other too low. After scratching his head in indecision, the Zode finally decides to play it safe and “start out for both places at once!”

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  • How to Be Unique and Effective

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    If you want to know God’s will for your life, you’ve got to look at what you’re good at. Why would God give you certain gifts, abilities, and talents and not expect you to use them? That would be a waste.

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  • If You Want to Hear God, Get Still and Listen

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    Sometimes as adults we get spiritual wiggles. We cannot get still and be quiet. But you have to be quiet in order to hear God speak. If you want to hear God’s vision, then you’re going to have to turn off the television. You can’t listen to God and the TV at the same time!

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  • Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences

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    An unexamined experience is worthless. There are people who are 50 years old who haven’t lived 50 years. They’ve lived one year 50 times. They’re still making the same mistakes, because they never stop and extract the lessons. They never stop to ask, “What happened in this last year, and what can I do differently so that I am living life better?”

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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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  • 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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  • What’s the Big Deal About Your SHAPE?

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    About 20 years ago I came up with a little acrostic called SHAPE to talk about the five things that make you, you. SHAPE is the way God wired you for your life. Every area of your life is influenced by the way you’re shaped.

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  • You Are Valuable, No Matter Who You Are

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    We must always protect the sanctity of life, because human life reveals God’s purpose and shows God’s glory. You are valuable, no matter who you are or where you’re from. And the same is true for every child — no matter what society tries to tell you today.

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  • Don’t Waste Your Season of Loneliness

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    What should you do when you go through a season of loneliness? The answer is illustrated in the life of Paul in 2 Timothy 4, when he was in prison and awaiting his execution.

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