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Summary: Conviction can be cultivated. And the more passion you develop… the more clarity you get that this could be a mission from God that motivates me and matters to someone else. (It doesn’t have to be the last project I do… it probably won’t be…)

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Last time: Conviction can be cultivated

Stories so far…

life group jumping in and coming back for 6pm tear-down

33-year-old mom who didn’t realize they’re doing a dream already

friend: “We came to this church because it’s real and not weird… And I didn’t grow up going to church. I think I can help others feel comfortable who aren’t used to church, too.”

Talked to someone this week in their 60’s, “I think I know what I’m supposed to do… where I’m supposed to serve… but I’m afraid.”

Many of us are afraid…

afraid of failing

afraid of commitment

afraid of missing out on something else

afraid my thing isn’t cool enough

Be where you are.

Preparing

Taking a leap

Conviction can be cultivated. And the more passion you develop… the more clarity you get that this could be a mission from God that motivates me and matters to someone else. (It doesn’t have to be the last project I do… it probably won’t be… but it’s the next.)

This week: Favor—don’t leave home without it

Every great project begins with a blessing.

You need someone’s blessing.

Don’t be mad about that. It’s life.

You are who you are… you are where you are. Don’t resent it. Work with it.

not “I’m just…”

significance of every role

Nehemiah, “I was cupbearer to the king”

God wants to take you from here to somewhere else. Be where you are. And serve the people in authority.

Millennials: Entitlement generation? Perhaps? But it’s not just Millennials. We’re all entitled.

Anyone who is alive at this time of incredible technological advancement. We have access to everything. We can create our own platforms, brands, and companies in a day.

We all have a built-in resistance to authority.

GARDEN

rebelled in our origin

tend to want to rebel still

God wants us to live under HIS authority so he puts other authorities in front of us to teach us

YOU NEED THE FAVOR OF SOMEONE.

You might get the idea of authority, but it seems limiting. “What if they tell me ‘no?’” But it’s how God designed the universe.

It’s not just now that you’ll need authority. You always will. Even if you start the next great Killer App… you will have a board of directors and investors that you’ll answer to. You will never be free of authority. It’s part of life.

Don’t hate it. Don’t resist it. Work with it.

Ex: Hilary—moving to OC

Ex: Kenton—supporting our journey

You honor God when you when you honor authority.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted Romans 13:1-2

Illust: Asked younger leader to speak to small group of Jr High kids

“God has called me to speak to large audiences.”


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