New Years Resolution

Equipped: Tooled Up and Ready to Rock and Roll in 2019!

What’s in your tool box?

A few months ago, I posted about the first part to R.E.A.L. Living is being refined. If you haven’t read it, it’s worth the time to go back to the previous post.

Once we are cleansed and purified, we need to look inside of ourselves and look to God to determine what He has EQUIPPED us for?

Merriam Webster defines Equipped as “Supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose, to make ready, and to furnish for action by appropriate provisioning.”

My intellect, passions, skills, energy, and talent all work together for a divine purpose. God is equipping us. He is making us ready for a particular purpose.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 in the Amplified Bible (AMP) says “All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and  thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

As we embark on a new year, I just want to encourage you to take some time to reflect on what gifts and talents God has given you and how you are using it for His good work.

It is so easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of work, living, and consuming- that we miss the big picture. Let this not just be another year that passes by. Let us not settle for the mundane, mediocre, and middle of the road living. I am declaring and believing that 2019 will be a defining year. A pivotal year. A year of great reward!

 

Question for Discussion: How do you keep your “tools” sharp?

Call to Action: How can you use your natural talents for Kingdom Business?