Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Were Born For This!

Over the last few months I have heard several people mention their frustration with their life "calling". What I have mainly heard is something along the lines of "There has to be more...." More what? More to dream? More to accomplish? More to keep us occupied?

For me, it is more peoples lives to touch. I have always known that I was given a gift of compassion by my Creator. At times it makes life hard. I hurt for others, not to mention being wounded easily, whether the wounds were intentional or not, but I stray off subject....

God has more for each of us. What does he call us to besides utilizing our gifts and talents? Besides the Great Commission? Besides loving Him with all our hearts, minds and souls? How about becoming a miracle delivery agent?!!! You heard me right!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to point others to God by helping them experience His love firsthand?

I was so excited to read Bruce Wilkinson's newest book, You Were Born for This, 7 Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles.

This book can help shift your mindset to make you expect divine appointments, to ask for them, to recognize God's "nudge", and to direct the credit back to Him. One of the most significant things that I have had to deal with is fear. Wilkinson points out that fear can actually be confirmation that we are doing the right thing and we need to overcome our fear with faith.

My only concern with the book is that it all seems a little formulaic. An all-powerful God doesn't need "Step one" to follow "Step two", etc. to prove Himself mighty. But don't get me wrong, this book is full of great keys and freeing concepts.

One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez. He is also the author of numerous other bestsellers, including A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, Wilkinson has founded several global initiatives, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta.

David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on over a dozen bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jabez. He is an editor and writer living in Colorado.

Buy it here.


KK said...

I agree. I know I am my biggest obstacle to accomplishing His purpose in my life.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Sounds great!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

S said...

True, KK, why can't we just get out of the way? I read Jabez and the Vine books ages ago and recall them being excellent.
I agree, Gwyn, you do have a true gift. Isn't it amazing that something that you are gifted and strong in can leave you so vulnerable in another area? God always wants us needing Him, doesn't He?

Anonymous said...

Thanks I have written this on my list of books to check out!

Anonymous said...

I've been using Don and Katie Fortune's Discover your Spiritual Gifts, trying to teach my sons about how God equipped them individually for the plan He has for them. I firmly believe that teaching our children to understand why they are the way they are is incredibly important to their self-esteem and God-esteem!THanks for recommending your book!