In Christ, we have the victory in every area of life, including our calling. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, we hear Susie unpack the final section of her book, Your Beautiful Purpose. God’s put a call in front of you, He’s prepared you for it, He’s given you perspective, and now it’s time to claim that new territory. We talk about what that looks like.
Susie has a consistent message that she shares – there is a next place of promise, and God is always getting you ready to take it. We see how God led His people out of Egypt in the Old Testament and gave them the tools and guidance to take their promised land, step by step. What do we need to know about taking new territory?
1. It takes holy confidence. In Susie’s words, “It’s not a bloated sense of self.” It involves knowing that you bear the image of God, and your value comes from Him.
2. It takes humble dependence. Recognize that everything good in your life comes from God and you need Him moment by moment.
3. It takes kingdom passion. We need an eternal perspective when stepping into our call – this new territory is not for the sake of our own name but the name of Christ.
4. It takes Calvary love. Susie says, “It’s a reminder that my Savior, died a criminal’s death on the cross. My Savior, the King of the universe, washed the dirt off His disciples’ feet.” Jesus gave by dying and He calls us to do the same. Taking new territory is a sacrificial act, and we can only do properly in love for God and love for others.
Theme Song: Cornerstone by Hillsong