BE – Who has God created us to be?
DO – What has God created us to do?
Sweet spot is when all the given factors come together to get maximum impact from a given effort.
The wrong position will forfeit your mission.
But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavily realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:4-9 NIV.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. ESV
How do we get from the top CAN (all the opportunities we have) to the bottom MUST (our divine sweet spot)? Between the CAN and the MUST is a spiral of discovery. You can’t microwave this process.
Discovery Starts With…
1. The courage to know.
2. The experience to grow.
Experience is not the best teacher. Evaluated experience is the best teacher.
Want to move forward in discovering the sweet spot that God has for you? Ask a close friend this week-
What do you think I am good at but don’t realize it?
What do I think I’m good at but I’m not?
3. The Value to show.
IG: Incompatibility of values is one of the biggest undiagnosed causes of dissatisfaction.
4. The Risk to go.
IG: 20 years from now more people will regret the things they didn’t do than the things they did do. What risk is God calling you to take?
6 principles of position
- Where factor.
- Who factor.
This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles…Acts 9:15
3. God factor
Genesis 45:5, And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Phil 1:14.
4. Stuck Factor
5. Job factor
6. 40-hour factor
The wrong position will forfeit the mission. BUT Being in the right position will accelerate the mission.