Cure for the Common Life
By Max Lucado
– God planned and made each individual for a specific purpose. Living by enjoying what God has made us to do will be a joyful and fulfilling life.
– Find your sweet spot and live in it. The oak indwells the acorn.
– God did not make us all to do the same thing.
– The cure for common life lies in the strength of extraction. God made you for a specific purpose by giving you a specific set of gifts and abilities, find that and do it.
– God did not make you to be anyone else, he made you to be you – but he made you to be the best you that you could be. – Knowing your strengths can lead you to your sweet spot. God has given each one of us certain abilities.
– For the love of more, we might lose our purpose.
– Not every worker is made to be a manager. Not every person is made to do the same thing. David was not made to put on Saul’s armor. What fits others does not necessarily fit you.
– Don’t heed to greed, it will only get you into trouble. Prob. 15:16
– Don’t let your itch for things or your ear for applause deter you from God’s design for you.
– Don’t be afraid of risks – God is giving you talents, so get out there and use them to the fullest.
– Worship can cure every day common life. Taking your eyes off of self and placing them on God.
– God gives us an uncommon life as we give Him our common life.
– When you are full of yourself God cannot fill you, but when you are empty of yourself God can fill and use you.
– One third of Americans say that they hate their job. Two thirds of people are probably in the wrong job. Ecclesiastes 2:1
– Most people are miserable and grudge their jobs. But before changing occupations, change your attitude about your occupation.
– We have to work, but we can choose to work gratefully or ungratefully. Understand that all we do is for Jesus.
– We are busy but we must make time to stop and rest. You need to stop and get away, Jesus did it. God rested after six days of work, Jesus went away into the desert, and we would be wise to follow His example. Mark 6:31
– Moses had a staff, David had a sling, Samson had a jaw bone of a donkey, Rahab had a string, Mary had some ointment, Aaron had a rod, Dorcas had a needle
– Don’t be too big to do something small. 1 Peter 4:10 – With God there are no common people or common lives – every person counts and every life is unique.