5 Steps To Serving Your Generation

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption.

Acts 13:36

Every believer has a mandate to serve their generation. You, as an individual, are expected to actively serve God and your generation by employing your gifts and talents in your sphere of influence.

Your first mission field is right where you are. Serve right where you are with what you have. This is not a mammoth task as many think. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to serve your generation.

1.  Discover your gift

God has deposited particular gifts in every human being on earth. This is an area of strength you are to use for the benefit of the Kingdom and the world.

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…..

Romans 12:6

Discovering your purpose and gifts is not complicated.To get you started, ask yourself a few simple questions:
1) What are my strengths?
2) What am I passionate about?
3) What do I hate? (This indicates the problems you’re called to solve)
4) What gives me satisfaction and fulfillment in life?

Armed with the answers to these questions, the quest to find your gifts is bound to end in success.

2. Develop confidence

And he said to him, ‘Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.’

Judges 6:15

Confidence, rather, the lack of it is the one major barrier preventing people from serving their generation.

Like Gideon, many are hiding their gifts and talents in one threshing floor or another.

The problem is that you look at yourself. Always remember, your confidence is not in yourself but in Christ. It’s not about what you can do but what Christ can achieve through you.

3. Use your gift

Discovering your gift is not enough. You have to put it to good use. Your gift is a vehicle for sharing God’s love.

Many times we make the mistake of belittling our gifts and hiding them. We magnify great orators and healing evangelists. Yet in God’s eyes, we are just the same.

What counts is faithfulness not the type of gift you have.

Whatever the gift, be it cooking, singing or tailoring like Tabitha in the book of Acts, use it to draw people to Christ.

4. Disciple others

Teach others to serve their generation. The mission is clear, “go and make disciples”. If we don’t disciple others we lose the next generation.

And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

1 Samuel 22:2

David served his generation by discipling those who came under his leadership. Impact your generation positively by taking a couple of people under your wing and teaching them the ways of Christ.

Teach them to go and disciple others.

5. Do it again

Serving your generation should be a lifestyle, not an event.

Once you discover your gift(s), use them at every opportunity. Every person you encounter must be touched with that which God has put inside you.

Last Word

Many Christians are frustrated and unfulfilled in life. There is an emptiness within that is inexplicable. The cure lies in doing that which God has put you here on earth for. Empty yourself in serving your generation.

Nothing is as satisfying in life as being relevant to “your generation”. What a joy it will be on that day to hear the King of Kings say to you:

‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:21)

 

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5 thoughts on “5 Steps To Serving Your Generation

  1. Reblogged this on Life On Purpose and commented:

    Are you serving God’s purpose in life? Are you making a difference in your generation?

    Perhaps you would love to but have no idea how to.

    I published this article on Secondly Magazine and I hope it will help you be the generation changer God created you to be.

    Isaiah 58:12
    And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:
    thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;
    and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach,
    The restorer of paths to dwell in.

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  2. Very well said Jacqueline.

    We are like fruit trees and flowers. What God has deposited in us is not for our own pride and glory, rather It is to be used to serve others.

    Our gifts are for the purpose of making the world a better place.

    Thank you very much for stopping by and encouraging us with your wisdom.

    Blessings to you.

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  3. Great post! How much could God do through us, if only we would allow Him to do it? We have to be willing to be used by God. He will use us in great ways if we just do what He says. Thanks for sharing.

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