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Evaluate Your Abilities (3 of 7)
Series: LIVING BY DIVINE DESIGN
I am excited about the series that we are in and today we come to part 3 of this series "Living By Divine Design". And you will notice that for each of the letters of the word design there is a message. And today we are on the letter "E". DESIGN. And "E" is for evaluate - how God has uniquely designed me for a purpose.
Evaluate your abilities because if you are alive and breathing then you have a purpose. Your life is important. Your life has impact. God has a plan for your life. He has a design for your life. And true happiness and true joy come when we live by God's divine design. And we need to look at our selves and evaluate the way God made us. It gives us an insight in to what the Lord has for us, what His plan is for our life.
I. GOD DESIGNED ME BEFORE I WAS BORN
Now I want you to notice first of all as you evaluate your abilities, God designed me before I was born. God designed you and me before we were born. In Psalm 139:13-16 there is an amazing passage of Scripture. God speaks through the Holy Spirit through the Psalmist who says, "You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother's womb. Your workmanship is marvelous; you were there while I was being formed. You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe." You are a prescription child. God prescribed your birth.
It doesn't matter how you were born. Your parents may not have planned you but God did, amen? Your birth was no accident because God planned your birth. And one of the tragic things about abortion is that it thwarts the plan of God because every life is formed by God. The Psalmist said even my parts, the parts of my body, my personality, the person I would be was formed in my mother's womb and God planned it long before I was born.
So you are not here by circumstance or happenstan ...
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