Why Your Work Really Matters With John Bevere
Today we’re going to talk about something incredibly important: your calling. What gifts has God given you, and how does He want you to use them? We'll get some answers from the brilliant John Bevere—speaker, author and co-founder of Messenger International. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a few journal questions about how to put the light of God on display by walking in our calling.
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You Were Designed to Do This
It can feel intimidating to figure out your calling, right? It’s scary to ask, What was I put on this earth to do? But guess what? Your calling doesn’t have to look and feel epic. Whether you’re working your dream job or just living life and paying bills, God can work through you to get glory for Himself.
How to Understand Your Calling
I’m so excited about today’s interview with John Bevere—bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of Messenger International. He and I talk about the importance of taking our calling seriously. John points out that each of us has a choice to make: We can use our gifts to build God’s kingdom as intended, or we can just sit on them and do nothing. What will you do with your life?
Feel Like You’re Being Held Back?
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:14–16 (NIV)
You know what’s amazing? God wants to show His glory to the world, and His plan is to do that through you and me. He could’ve chosen any method, but He chose to do it through us, despite our flaws.
This responsibility feels big and more than we can handle. What can one little light do on its own? But the good news is that God builds bonfires through a bunch of little candles.
Let’s bring this concept home by working through a few journal questions:
- Practically speaking, what does it mean to be the light of the world? What does that look like for you?
- How have you felt held back by your current circumstances?
- How can you let your light shine right where you are?