2 Peter 1:1-10, Exodus 4:1-17, 2 Timothy 1:6-14, Micah 6:8
Shift your lens towards your strengths.
We err on the side of comfort rather than erring on the side of action.
The culture of comparison is rising up in our generation.
Christians have become very good at telling the world what their convictions are, but doing nothing about them.
Be observant around you, keep your lens in front of you, and respond to a need.
We are so scared to make a mistake that we do nothing. We fail to realize that in doing nothing we’ve made a mistake.
You’ve been given everything you need to be a light in this world.
Lay down your insecurities, lay down your fear of failure, lay down your fear of making mistakes, and work out what is already in you.
Stop overcomplicating everything and take your first step.
Christ meets us where we are so we can in turn meet others where they are.
What insight did you gain from taking the spiritual gifts assessment? What were your greatest strengths? What results surprised you the most?
What do you tend to focus on: your strengths or your weaknesses? Why does your attention tend to drift in this direction? What does it look like to shift your lens towards your strengths?
What lies do fear, insecurity, and comparison want us to believe in? How does fear bring the focus off of others and onto ourselves?
Read Exodus 4:1-17. What was preventing Moses from living “outside the box” and taking a step of faith? When it came to the situation at hand, what was Moses focusing on? How did God respond to Moses’s protests?
Read 2 Peter 1:1-10. God has given you everything you need to go out and be a light to this world. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? What makes you answer in the way that you do?
Read 2 Timothy 1:6-14. According to this passage, what spirit has God placed within us? How should this influence the way we respond to fear?
Read Micah 6:8. How do we overcomplicate God’s will for our lives? What is God asking each one of us to do?
What tends to be the excuses you use to explain your fears or justify your inactivity? What truth needs to replace these fears?
Go back to the spiritual gifts survey. How are you currently using your greatest strength? What is one weakness (low score) that you need to work on and exercise more?
What are the needs around you? What is one step you can take to further use this gift to make an impact and serve others?