Category Archives: Teamwork

IAM Gifted

1 Peter 4:10-11 NLT God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

It hurts my ears when I hear anyone say that they are not smart enough, or skilled enough or talented enough to do the things they dream of.  Even for myself, I ask God everyday for faith to always believe in God to be the power behing any vision. I know that when I utter any false truth about myself, I hurt myself.  I cut off all opportunities to do anything great.  Just by a misguided thought.

 

When I think of all the gifted and talented people in this world who have settled for the middle class safe first world dream.  It makes me sad, because those people are not in what seems like any major danger.  But they are frozen in effectiveness.  Just like those people in the matrix, living in a programmed dull life without ever doing anything of impact.  And if that’s not a slow death, I don’t know what is. That’s not worthy of the life that Jesus laid down for us.

Don’t waste another day or moment living settling for an average life.

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I see you!
God has gifted you!

Some of us already know what those gifts are, and some haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.
Everyone has a gift.

God makes it pretty clear: Use those gifts to serve one another.

Use those gifts as if God was acting through you.
Do it with all of the strength and energy that God supplies.
Do God’s supplies ever run out?  I don’t think so!
I know that when I am God’s conduit to do his work, I don’t feel tired.  I get more and more pumped up.
I feel like an 18 year old young buck again!. Ready to take over the world!   That’s the place I want to be in every day of my life.
Can you tell I am a morning person?
God needs night people also!  People who get on their knees and battle for souls all night long.

And that serving of others has one purpose:  To Bring Glory to God through Jesus.

Yes, it’s nice to hear the finely tuned sports athlete who’s gift is to deliver bone crushing tackles on the gridiron in a post victory interview to give all the Glory to God.  It makes an impact for how God wants to use that person.
We have the opportunity to Give Glory to God in your amazing giftedness.

You have an amazing gift that when developed and perfected through the power of the Holy Spirit, will allow you to be one of the best of the best!  Do you believe that?
You have an inner genius that God has made a part of your soul fiber that is waiting to be used by the Creator!

 

Pray and ask God to show you what you are gifted in
Ask your close brothers and sisters in Christ: What am I gifted in?

Take an online test! http://www.spiritualgiftstest.com/tests
Then ask God to put you in situations to use them, and exercise and fine tune them!
Then point your hands to the heaven and give all the Glory to God!

IAM Gifted

IAM a Servant
IAM Supplied by God’s unlimited Power
IAM a Reflection of God’s Glory

A blind surfer, saying he believes…

AUDIO ADRENALINE LYRICS

 “Believer”

 

I want to live this live unsafe, unsure, but not afraid
What I want is to give all I got somehow
Giving up letting go of control right now‘Cause I’m already out here, blind but I can see
I see the way You’re moving
God how I believe that

I can push back the mountains, can stand on the waves
I can see through the darkness, I’ll hold up the flame
Take me to the ocean I want to go deeper
I’m not afraid no, I’m a believer

And so I lose this life to find my way and come alive
They can try to deny what’s inside of me
But there is more, can’t ignore all the things unseen

Oh I believe I can walk on water with You, Lord

When I walk through the valley of the shadows
When I’m trapped in the middle of the battle
I will trust in You
‘Cause trouble comes, but you never let it take me
I hold fast ‘cause I know that You will save me
I will trust in You, I will trust in You

Oh here I stand all alone waiting on you, Lord
Waiting on You

IAM Christ-Minded

IAM Christ-Minded

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Philippians 2:1-5 NLT Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

It may not be a real word that you can use in scrabble for major points, but the idea is right on.  IAM Christ-Minded

I am encouraged, motivated and pushed everyday to take on the mind of Christ.  That is my heart’s desire.  That my heartbeat and soul would pulse and have the same rhythm as God’s.

That mind of Christ is to be humble.  To be more concerned about the needs and interests of others

Brain, Mind, soul, heart… all of those parts are different things going on inside me. When I think about what moves me and drives me. I can’t separate any of them, into easy compartments.  It’s kind of messy, and all of those parts of our being are being transformed to be more like Jesus if we choose and desire it.

When we belong to Christ, there are a couple encouragements that come from that.

  1. Comfort from his Love
  2. Fellowshipping in the Spirit
  3. Tenderness and Compassion of heart

I am so thankful to be a part of a community that agrees wholeheartedly with each other and what God wants.  I see and receive that daily.  I know that I am loved, and I love others and it nourishes my soul.  And we are moving towards big time dreams with one mind and purpose.  When a community is wholeheartedly living and interacting with these attitudes of Christ, then it’s amazing to see the unity of Love and purpose.

I have one mind. I have one purpose. To share the Love of Jesus with as many people as possible

IAM an integral part of a body that fellowships in the Spirit

IAM Compassionate

IAM Tender Hearted

IAM Transformed by Experiencing God’s Love

IAM a representative of God’s Love to others

 

IAM a Conqueror

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12 NLT Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Lies that creep in on our darkest days: You are alone!  No one would ever understand what a horrible person you are! If everyone knew your secrets, you would not be loved! No one cares about you and your struggles!  You are a bad son, daughter, mother, father, or friend. You don’t have anything of worth or value to offer to the group.

ALL LIES! That’s what they are.

You can’t just work out your problems by yourself.  Someone needs to hold the flashlight of truth for you, and then someone else needs to pray for you and hold you up.

Genesis 2:18 “18 Then the lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

That ain’t right! We aren’t meant to lone wolves. That’s not how we are designed.

Understand the power in fellowship and supporting each other, and make sure you can’t get cornered and sneak attacked because you are alone! It’s not good to fall alone, its real trouble. Stand back to back and CONQUER.

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Conquer!  Defeat, kill it, push it back, and make sure it never comes back! The word didn’t say survive for another day of suffering!  It says conquer.

Do you want to experience victory in your life? Then you can’t do it alone

I encourage you to be more involved with your church, life groups, teams, service.

Get to know other men and women who are not perfect either.

Men: setup a texting accountability system

Setup a groupme chat for prayer requests

Start using social media for good things instead of whining about traffic, work or your horrible boos.

Technology is good, but nothing is a substitute for meeting in person and supporting one another.

If your group meetings with others who might even be believers turns into a complaint, whining, gossip fest… FIND A NEW GROUP! RUN FAST!

We need fellowship like we need oxygen

We need to lean on each other for wisdom, compassion and prayer

Friend: I need you on my team

And Three is better than two!  Anyone want to try sneaking up on these vigilant rhinos? Yeah, I’ll pass.

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IAM a Conquerer

IAM an Essential Cord

IAM not Alone

IAM Designed to be in Fellowship