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January 30th, 2009
Categorized under: Yes You Can

Yes, you can Part 4

Deploying your Gift by Grace

Objective: To help you to see that it will take God’s unmerited favor to fulfill your God given purpose
Text: 2 Tim 1:9

Revisit Purpose:
Purpose is the original intent of the creator of a thing. It is the reason for existence. Before you can know the purpose of a thing you must be able to get into the mind of the creator. Before the physical existence there was a mental existence first.

Grace:
Grace is one of the most used words in Christian faith yet most Christians only have a traditional understanding of it rather than a divine revelation.
Grace is simply the unmerited favor of God that is supplied through the finished work of redemption of Christ.
Grace is the result of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
All the benefits of Christian living are attributed to grace.
In fact the works of a Christian is only acceptable after grace has been embraced.
However, grace can only be activated by faith.

Facts about Purpose and Grace
1.There is always a supply of God known as grace for every God given assignment. This provision will overcome every human weakness and limitation – Exodus 4:10-16
2. Grace is the unmerited favor of God that positions you for naturally unlikely results. Grace is the product of someone else’s work which is freely made available for your benefit. Learn to enjoy grace without feeling undeserving or unworthy. Stop frustrating His grace – Gal 2:21
3. Grace is obvious, apparent and easily perceived – Acts 11:23
4. Grace is the willingness of God to use His power on your behalf. God is not just able, He is also willing – Matthew 8:2,3
5. Beyond general grace that is available through redemption for all saints, there is a specific grace tailored for your specific assignment – Galatians 2:8
6. It will take a combination of both natural and supernatural endowment to fulfill the purpose of God for your life (Gift & Grace). Grace is activated through fellowship in the Word, prayer & impartation of the Spirit – 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6
7. Over reliance on the natural where living out your purpose is concerned sets you up for failure and disappointment. By strength shall no man prevail. Breakthrough is not exactly a product of natural force or vigor – 1 Samuel 2:9, 2 Chronicles 32:8
8. God is not surprised, intimidated or cut unaware by your weakness. His grace steps in when your natural strength comes to an end. You must consciously submit to His grace to avoid toiling. Your sufficiency lies in His grace – 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
9. You must function in the confines of your grace to avoid embarrassment. Presence of grace prevents disgrace. Don’t embark on a project until God’s direction is clear – Romans 12:3
10. Grace is what qualifies the unqualified for great assignments. God specializes in working with (i) Foolish things (ii) Weak things (iii) Base things (iv) Despised things and (v) Things that don’t look like it – 1 Corinthians 1:26-28
11. The presence of grace makes intimidation unnecessary where the purpose of God is concerned. Grace helps you to look beyond weaknesses and natural limitations so that you can gain a vision of God’s purpose – Judges 6:12-16
12. God prefers His grace to your works so that human pride can be out of the picture. Grace makes it difficult for you to be boastful because it makes you to realize you need God – 1 Corinthians 9:29-31

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