by Jerry Watts

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The Person I'm Designed to Be (10 of 24)
Series: How to Do Life
Jerry Watts
James 1:22-25

• Have you ever taken a few minutes to consider this question? "What am I really designed to be?" Think about it this way, according to Jeremiah 1:4-5, the same God who designed the entire universe is the one who formed you in your mother's womb. (Read Jer. 1:4-5) This thought is both incredible and sobering. For me, there are times when I wonder if God needs to do a 'recall' on his design? Actually, one of my goals for life is to become what my creator had in mind when He created me.
• In this room we have many who have discovered what God designed you to be vocationally, professionally, and even in service. Not everyone can lead a community as an elected official, not everyone has the makeup which allows them to serve and protect the community by facing danger, and not everyone has the know how to serve the many ways you serve. These are the skills for which God has given us the aptitude to develop. However, whether a preacher, fireman, policeman, mayor, lawyer, or doctor, the question becomes: "Is this all that I am designed to be?" The answer is no.
• In our original design, we have been made in the image of Jehovah God, given the innate desire and ability to know God, and do what He wants us to do. It is in this way that we discover real, authentic, exciting, eye-popping life. So the question is 'How do we do this', 'how do we become all that God wants us to be?' Turn with me to James 1:22-25.
• Contained in these verses of scripture are words which always catch my attention. The word "doer" leads the list because, by nature, I am a 'doer.' Another word which catches my attention is "listener" (because my wife expects me to listen). The concept of a mirror is a little frightening while the concept of 'forgetful' hits a little too close to home. The serious fear for me in found in the words "deceiving yourselves" because it is so easily to be self ...

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