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Purpose and Influence and a Million Dreams


This guy right here continually reflects Jesus to me. Sometimes he doesn’t even have to say a word. It’s times like these when he is just messing around and “trying” out some old paints...I get to see how God created Craig​ers! He is very intriguing. I mean he delivers babies for a living y’all. But here he is painting and creating.


 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:10


 

Workmanship- /poiema/ - fabric, thing that is made.


This is where we get our word “poem” /pōem/ - something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty.


We are God’s art (poem). And we reflect back God’s glory by taking the raw material in our lives and bringing it in line with artistic vision (His vision, His dream for us). Beauty!


Do you see...we are God’s art and we get to create art for Him with our very lives!!!


This is where I get really cheesy. You know the song “A Million Dreams” in The Greatest Showman!!?


Every night I lie in bed

The brightest colors fill my head

A million dreams are keeping me awake

I think of what the world could be

A vision of the one I see

A million dreams is all it's gonna take

A million dreams for the world we're gonna make

However big, however small

Let me be part of it all

Share your dreams with me

We may be right, we may be wrong

But I want to bring you along

To the world I see

To the world I close my eyes to see

I close my eyes to see...


A Million Dreams creating something beautiful!!! This is the world we're gonna make. This is what we get the privilege of doing, continuing what God started. Work.


Work- /ergon/ - a work or worker who accomplishes something, a deed (action) that carries out (completes) an inner desire (intentions, purpose).


May we be able to say just as Jesus did, “I have glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work you gave me to do.” - John 17:4


Just as Jesus completed God's inner desire, intentions purpose...We too have work to complete!


Have you ever considered that you have a purpose? Have you ever considered that you have influence?!


Well, you have both! And it was given to you so that you would reflect back the glory of God in such a way that you would arouse strong emotion because of your beauty! A poem. Workmanship! We are all created with different gifts, talents, resources for contributing to making this world better than the way we found it. Imagine all hands clapping because of the magnificent performance. Bravo! Bravo!


Well done!


The Parable of the Talents tells this very story. (Matthew 25:14-30) The Master gave five talents to one servant, two talents to another, and one talent to the other.


The servants with the five and two talents invested their talents and doubled their profits while the servant with the one talent buried his talent making zero profit.


To the servants with the five and two talents the Master said, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" To the servant who buried his, the Master said, "You wicked and slothful servant!"


When we follow Christ and use all our abilities, gifts, talents, and resources to complete God's purpose (His intentions, His desire, His dream) for us, we not only get the pleasure of hearting "Bravo," but we get the privilege of being part of something bigger than ourselves. Which is what our hearts truly long for!


Why is it that at the end of the Movie, The Greatest Showman, our heart are racing and we want to stand up and applaud?!?


Because we all have dreams. We all have talents. We all want to know that what we are doing now matters for eternity!


AND IT DOES!


What if you took all that God gave you to be a powerful and irresistible influence in the lives of others? A direct impact on those God has placed in your path?!


What would that even look like?


Hang in there sister. This is my passion. To help guide women to freedom and purpose.


What is your dream? What is your passion? What talents, gifts and resources do you have to offer up to God to use in a powerful way in the lives of others?!




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