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What does it mean to do something great with your life?

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We all have a great purpose in life. What that is, only God knows for sure. But He has given us all talents and gifts to use for His glory. This Bible devotional will explore what it means to do something great with our lives. We will look at scriptures and examples of people who made a difference in the world because they used their unique gifts to glorify God. Let’s dive into His Word and find out what we can do to make a lasting impact.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines excellent as “unusually or exceptionally good, important, or interesting.” So to do something great with your life means to live a valuable and significant life. It means living a life that leaves a mark on the world.

But how can we do something great with our lives? We can start by using our talents and gifts to glorify God. When we use our abilities for His purposes, we can make a difference in the world. We can also look to scripture for guidance on living our lives. The Bible is full of examples of people who impacted God’s kingdom. As we read about their lives, we can learn from their mistakes and be inspired to do something great ourselves.

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How can the Bible help you achieve this?


The Bible can help you achieve this by guiding how to live your life. The Bible is full of examples of people who impacted God’s kingdom. As we read about their lives, we can learn from their mistakes and be inspired to do something great ourselves.
Many verses teach us principles for living a good life. These verses can show us the way to a fulfilling and meaningful life. As we study the Bible, we can learn how to use our talents and gifts to make a difference in the world. And we can find out what it means to do something great with our lives.

Examples of people in the Bible who did something extraordinary:

1) First, let’s look at what the Bible says about our purpose in life. In Ephesians chapter two, verses eight through ten, it says:
“For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his artistry, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Our purpose in life is to do good works that glorify God. This is not something we can achieve on our own- it is only possible through His grace and power. We see examples of this throughout scripture and history—people who have used their gifts and talents to do great things for the Lord.

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2) One example is Moses. God called him to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. This was no small task, but Moses obediently followed God’s call on his life. He didn’t let his fear or lack of qualifications get in the way- he trusted that God would equip him for the job. And he did just that. Through God’s power, Moses led the Israelites to freedom.
In the same way, we can trust that God will equip us to do great things for Him. We may not feel qualified or capable, but He will give us everything we need to accomplish His purposes for our lives.

All it takes is a willingness to obey and follow His leading. So whatever you are feeling called to do, don’t hesitate to answer. God has an excellent plan for your life, and He wants you to be a part of it.

3) Another example is David. He was just a shepherd boy when God called him to be king. But even though he was young and inexperienced, David trusted in the Lord and obeyed Him. And because of that, he became one of the most famous kings in history.

David’s story teaches us that God can use anyone for His purposes, no matter how young or old they are. He doesn’t call us according to our qualifications but to His great plan. So don’t let your age or inexperience stop you from doing something great for the Lord.

4) Let’s look at the example of Jesus. He was the Son of God, but He chose to come to earth and live as a human being. He could have stayed in Heaven and avoided all the pain and suffering that came with being human. But instead, He willingly died on the cross to save us from our sin.
Jesus is the ultimate example of selfless love. He put our needs above His own and gave up His life so that we could have eternal life. This is what it means to do something great with your life- to put others before yourself and make sacrifices for their sake.

5) Let’s look at the example of Paul. He was a persecutor of Christians until he met Jesus in Damascus. After that encounter, Paul devoted his life to spreading the gospel message. He traveled worldwide, preaching the good news about Jesus Christ.
Paul’s story teaches us that God can use anyone for His purposes, no matter how bad their past may be. If we are willing to obey Him and follow His lead, He will transform us into someone new who can do great things for Him.

How you can apply these examples to your own life:
So what does all this mean for you? How can you apply these examples to your own life? Here are a few ways:
• First, ask God to show you His plan for your life. He has great things in store for you and wants you to be a part of them.
• Second, be willing to obey Him no matter what. Don’t let fear or doubt get in the way of following His lead.
• Third, be prepared to make sacrifices for others. Jesus taught us that the greatest act of love is to give up our lives for others. So if you want to do something great with your life, start by putting others first.
God has unique plans for each of us, and He wants us to be a part of them. So don’t hesitate to answer His call on your life. Just remember to obey Him, make sacrifices for others, and have faith that He will equip you for the task.

What if you don’t feel like doing something great with your life?

If you don’t feel like doing something great with your life, that’s okay. We all have times when we don’t feel motivated or inspired. But remember that God is still in control, and He will give you the strength you need to do what He calls you to do.
In the end, it’s not up to us- it’s up to Him. So if you’re feeling lost or uncertain about what you should do next, ask Him for guidance. He knows exactly what you need and will lead you in the right direction. Just be willing to obey and follow His lead.
God has an excellent plan for your life, and He wants you to be a part of it. Don’t hesitate to answer His call on your life. Just remember to obey Him, make sacrifices for others, and have faith that He will equip you for the task.

Prayer and reflection questions to help you further explore this topic:
• What are some things you feel God is calling you to do?
• How can you obey Him and follow His lead, even when it’s difficult?
• What ways can you put others before yourself and show selfless love?

As you finish this devotional, may you be encouraged to do something great with your life? You were created on purpose and for a purpose. Don’t let the enemy convince you that you are insignificant or that your life doesn’t matter. The Bible is clear – we are all called to do something great. What will you do with the gift of life God has given you?

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