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Destiny Finding and Living your God-given Destiny Slide 2 God has a dream of a different kind of world, but that world won't happen in a dramatic kind of weak moment. It will happen, because each of us has agreed that we want to help God realize God's dream. We really can make a difference, if we will stand for a little truth and a little goodness; and maybe...have zero tolerance for intolerance. God says, I have no one except you - and I believe in you. Slide 3 Destiny in Movies Slide 4 Slide 5 Destiny in History Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 David was anointed as king 30 years before it became a reality! Slide 11 He is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel. (Acts 9:15) Slide 12 General Purposes Destiny in Believers Slide 13 Fulfilling the Great Commission in a way that is unique to the individual! A Specific Task Destiny in Believers Slide 14 My Destiny is the specific task that God has placed me on earth to accomplish: * tailor made to my unique talents and gifts * reflects my spiritual passion * meet a need in society God cares about * driven by a conviction to make a difference My Destiny is the specific task that God has placed me on earth to accomplish: * tailor made to my unique talents and gifts * reflects my spiritual passion * meet a need in society God cares about * driven by a conviction to make a difference Destiny Defined Slide 15 Destiny is my response to this sentence: "God has put me on the earth to ______." Slide 16 There is a deep-seated desire in all of us to want to count for something, to make a difference in some way or another. This desire is really about seeking after the purpose we were put here to accomplish, that one thing that will make our lives worthwhile and fulfilled. Buhle Dlamini Slide 17 Destiny Finding your God-given Destiny Slide 18 Our voice lies at the intersection of talent (your natural gifts and strengths), passion (things that naturally energise, excite, motivate and inspire you), need (including what the world needs enough to pay you for), and conscience (that still voice within that assures you of what is right and prompt you to actually do it). Our voice lies at the intersection of talent (your natural gifts and strengths), passion (things that naturally energise, excite, motivate and inspire you), need (including what the world needs enough to pay you for), and conscience (that still voice within that assures you of what is right and prompt you to actually do it). Slide 19 Destiny Need Talents Passion Conscience Slide 20 1. Talent A.What do you do that is effortless for you but difficult for others? B.What are you really good at? What are your natural talents? C.What are your spiritual gifts? A.What do you do that is effortless for you but difficult for others? B.What are you really good at? What are your natural talents? C.What are your spiritual gifts? My Talents: (your natural gifts and strengths) Slide 21 2. Passion A.What activities do you do with enthusiasm? B.What issue makes you pound the table and say: Someone has to do something about that! C.What have been the five greatest achievements in your life? D.What kind of things do you do that make you lose track of time? E.In what area are you making, or do you want to make, a difference? A.What activities do you do with enthusiasm? B.What issue makes you pound the table and say: Someone has to do something about that! C.What have been the five greatest achievements in your life? D.What kind of things do you do that make you lose track of time? E.In what area are you making, or do you want to make, a difference? My Passion: (things that naturally energise, excite, motivate and inspire you) Slide 22 3. Needs A.What have you felt concerned about in society in recent months? B.What specific needs have you come across in your world in recent months? C.If someone gave you a million Rand, how would you use it to meet needs around you? A.What have you felt concerned about in society in recent months? B.What specific needs have you come across in your world in recent months? C.If someone gave you a million Rand, how would you use it to meet needs around you? The Needs: (what the world needs enough to pay you for) Slide 23 4. Convictions A.Think of a time when you felt, "I was born for this!" What you were doing, who you were with, and what does it say about how God has made you. B.What do you believe that God wants you to do with your life? C.By the time you turn 60, what do would you like to have accomplished with your life? D.What would you be willing to die for? A.Think of a time when you felt, "I was born for this!" What you were doing, who you were with, and what does it say about how God has made you. B.What do you believe that God wants you to do with your life? C.By the time you turn 60, what do would you like to have accomplished with your life? D.What would you be willing to die for? My Convictions: (still voice that assures you of what is right and prompt you to do it) Slide 24 My God-Given Destiny Describe your Destiny in a few statements: ______________________________ Describe your Destiny in a few statements: ______________________________ God has put me on earth to Slide 25 Test Your Destiny A. How does it glorify God? B. How does it edify others? A. How does it glorify God? B. How does it edify others? Slide 26 Destiny Living your God-given Destiny Slide 27 Winston Churchill "To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour." Slide 28 Winston Churchill "To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour." What are these things? Slide 29 Living your Destiny by Managing your Self Slide 30 5 Ways to Develop Integrity A. Tell the Truth Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. Frank Outlaw Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. Frank Outlaw Slide 31 B. Fulfill Responsibilities Follow through on commitments Assume responsibility Be proactive Be faithful in small things Follow through on commitments Assume responsibility Be proactive Be faithful in small things "It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped" Anthony Robbins 5 Ways to Develop Integrity Slide 32 C. Build Competence Develop yourself in line with your destiny: Read and study Learn new skills Practise new skills Develop yourself in line with your destiny: Read and study Learn new skills Practise new skills "Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfil his destiny" Paul Tillich 5 Ways to Develop Integrity Slide 33 D. Develop Trust 1. Seek first to understand 2. Keep promises 3. Be honest and open 4. Be kind and courteous 5. Practise win-win or no-deal 6. Clarify expectations 7. Be loyal to those absent 8. Apologise 9. Give I messages 10. Practise forgiveness 1. Seek first to understand 2. Keep promises 3. Be honest and open 4. Be kind and courteous 5. Practise win-win or no-deal 6. Clarify expectations 7. Be loyal to those absent 8. Apologise 9. Give I messages 10. Practise forgiveness Developing Trust Through Deposits and Withdrawals: Initiative Humility Sacrifice 5 Ways to Develop Integrity Slide 34 E. Balance your Life Do family and friendships need to be sacrificed? Live your destiny through all your life roles! 5 Ways to Develop Integrity Slide 35 Living your Destiny by Managing your Time Slide 36 Slide 37 Go back in time Slide 38 Slow time down Slide 39 Find a secret time device Slide 40 Bad news! You cant change time! More time would not help! Jesus example: Mark 1:35; John 11:1-11 Jesus example: Mark 1:35; John 11:1-11 The tyranny of the urgent A problem of priorities Slide 41 A. Set Your Priorities Slide 42 Two factors define an activity: Urgent and Important Urgency: Urgent activities require immediate attention (they act on you) Importance: Important activities require initiative or proactivity (you must act on them) Two factors define an activity: Urgent and Important Urgency: Urgent activities require immediate attention (they act on you) Importance: Important activities require initiative or proactivity (you must act on them) Slide 43 Urgency Importance Slide 44 Urgent Important Not Urgent Important Urgent Not Important Not Urgent Not Important Crisis Q1Q2 Q3Q4 Quality Deception Waste Mistaking urgent things as important Procrastination or lack of planning Activities dont demand attention Not survival but deterioration Slide 45 UrgentNot Urgent Important Not Important Crises Pressing problems Deadline projects Crises Pressing problems Deadline projects Prevention Relationships Forward planning Empowerment True re-creation Interruptions Some phone calls Some mail Some meetings Irrelevant mail Some phone calls Time wasters Escape activities Excessive TV Irrelevant mail Some phone calls Time wasters Escape activities Excessive TV Slide 46 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Result: Stress, Burnout, Deeper crises Result: Stress, Burnout, Deeper crises Spend less time in Q2 and youll increase size of Q1 Spend less time in Q2 and youll increase size of Q1 Slide 47

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