#S3-051: How to Locate Your God Ordained Place [Encore Podcast]

Josh McDowell told this great story. An executive hirer, a “headhunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told me, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him a drink, take my coat off, then my vest, undo my tie, throw up my feet and talk about baseball, football, family, whatever until he’s all relaxed. Then, when I think I’ve got him relaxed, I lean over, look him square in the eye and say, “What’s your purpose in life?” It’s amazing how top executives fall apart at that question. “Well, I was interviewing this fellow the other day, had him all disarmed, with my feet up on his desk, talking about football. Then I leaned up and said, ‘What’s your purpose in life, Bob?’ And he said, without blinking an eye, ‘To go to heaven and take as many people with me as I can.’ For the first time in my career, I was speechless.” What about you? Do you know what your place is in God? Do you know how to find it?

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How, by the Spirit, All Things Can Come Out Right

Roaming through Romans

The story is told of an only survivor of a wreck who was thrown on an uninhabited island. After a while he managed to build himself a hut, in which he placed the little that he had saved from the wreck. He prayed to God for deliverance, and anxiously scanned the horizon each day to hail any passing ship. One day on returning from a hunt for food he was horrified to find his hut in flames—all he had had gone up in smoke. The worst had happened it seemed. But that which seemed to have happened for the worst was in reality for the best. The next day a ship arrived. “We saw your smoke signal,” the captain said. If our lives are in God’s hands “all things work together for good” (Rom. 8:28).1 In today’s post, we take a look at this marvelous truth from the Word of God.

#S2-007: How to Locate Your God Ordained Place [Podcast]

Josh McDowell told this great story. An executive hirer, a “headhunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told me, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him a drink, take my coat off, then my vest, undo my tie, throw up my feet and talk about baseball, football, family, whatever, until he’s all relaxed. Then, when I think I’ve got him relaxed, I lean over, look him square in the eye and say, “What’s your purpose in life?” It’s amazing how top executives fall apart at that question. “Well, I was interviewing this fellow the other day, had him all disarmed, with my feet up on his desk, talking about football. Then I leaned up and said, ‘What’s your purpose in life, Bob?’ And he said, without blinking an eye, ‘To go to heaven and take as many people with me as I can.’ For the first time in my career I was speechless.” What about you? Do you know what your place is in God? Do you know how to find it?

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How Do I Find My Place in God?

Josh McDowell told this great story. An executive hirer, a “headhunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told me, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him a drink, take my coat off, then my vest, undo my tie, throw up my feet and talk about baseball, football, family, whatever, until he’s all relaxed. Then, when I think I’ve got him relaxed, I lean over, look him square in the eye and say, “What’s your purpose in life?” It’s amazing how top executives fall apart at that question. “Well, I was interviewing this fellow the other day, had him all disarmed, with my feet up on his desk, talking about football. Then I leaned up and said, ‘What’s your purpose in life, Bob?’ And he said, without blinking an eye, ‘To go to heaven and take as many people with me as I can.’ For the first time in my career I was speechless.” What about you? Do you know what your place is in God? Do you know how to find it?

What If the Star Had Never Appeared?

God’s plan was thought up and set in motion before the foundations of the world (Eph. 1:4). Particular courses of events and situations, at times, align to bring into a focus a particular aspect of God’s wisdom and plan. Today, we are going to look at the birth of Jesus in this way. We are going to look at some of the events that came into view and we are going to ask a rather startling question about one of those events, the appearing of the star. Here is the question: ‘What would have happened, had the star not appeared?’

Prepared Places: Lessons from the Life of a Baptist

God has a good plan for your life, of that much we can be sure. The plan is complex and will take you to specific places and specific points all at specific times. We see these factors at work in the life and ministry of John the Baptist. John ,who came in the spirit of Elijah, was a ‘wilderness’ soul . The wilderness was a prepared place for him. As we look at this today, remember the God of John the Baptist is your God and He has prepared places for you.

Walking in the Will of God

The will of God for your life is by far, of utmost importance. In fact, it may not be out of order to say that it is the single most important area in your walk with God. Our heart attitude must be one of constantly asking and seeking to ascertain what His will is in the areas with which we have to do. Here are some thoughts along this line.

Becoming a Powerful Woman of Purpose

Ladies, even before the world was made, you were chosen to be holy. Even before the world was made, you were chosen to be an example. Godly woman of purpose you were predestined according to His purpose. Before you were born, you were already set apart. That’s before anybody influenced you against God. That’s before anybody mistreated you. That’s before anybody abused you. That’s before you were ever put down because it’s a ‘man’s world’. Before the thought ever entered your parent’s minds to have you, God ordained you.  Let’s look into the Word and look at some women who found their purpose. Let’s look at what God said in the Bible. We are going to see that what God said in the Bible was way different than what was going on outside during Bible times concerning the role of women.

Becoming a Powerful Person of Purpose

There are many people who have no sense of mission. Individuals who walk every day on a path that leads to nowhere. People who have no sense of what their purpose is on planet earth. People who are just existing from day to day whose whole purpose in life is getting to the weekend. Can this be corrected? Can we find a sense of mission in life? Yes, thank God, we can.