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Why Isn't God Doing Something Big Through Me?

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We’re often told to dream big for God, or that “God wants to do something big through you!” Perhaps we picture ourselves vaulting over jungles to an unreached people group, or running a homeless ministry, or a crazy amount of colleagues becoming Christians because of our influence. But I've come to the realisation that sometimes, my desire to do something big for God has been, at times, just a desire not to be small.

Your Mission Statement

Deep down, each of us longs to know what we’re here on earth to do—to have some sense of purpose and mission.

Can, Can’t

Five times Moses protested against God’s direct command (Exodus 3:11,13, Exodus 4:1,10,13). And five times God basically said, “You’re the one I’ve chosen!”

Adventures

At the beginning of the classic book The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins was enjoying a comfortable and predictable life in his home in the Shire—until the mysterious Gandalf dropped in for a surprise visit.

Ministry Without Borders

I’ve been serving an inner-city church in an African-American neighborhood of a large US city.

For When You Start to Doubt God’s Calling

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There are going to be so many times that you doubt yourself, your abilities, and your calling. You are going to question if you really are useful, and if you truly should have left home in the first place. As excited as you are to make Jesus known in Asia, you’ll end up letting fear take over many times.

When the Thrill of Success Wears Off

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Again, my heart soared as I held the newspaper in my hands. And again, my excitement faded quickly. What was the problem? I started to wonder if I was in the wrong major. Was I really meant to be a writer? To think that I had it wrong terrified me. If not writing, then what?

Don't Worry—You Were Made For Such A Time As This

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"Effective tomorrow, the entire island will be placed on a curfew. No one is to leave their homes. Any business or person breaking this new law will be fined and sentenced to one year in prison,” announced the Premier. My heart drummed. “Did he just say what I think he just said?” I thought to myself. The situation had escalated.

Editor’s Picks: Best of "Why Do I Do?"

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Take a journey with us as we reflect back on the last three months of 2019, and how we can love God with all that we do, big and small.