Three EMPOWERING Questions



BIBLE TEXT:  Romans 8:31: “If God is FOR us, who can be against us?”

PERSONAL REFLECTION: I love the New Year. I give my years names. This year, I turn 50 and time is becoming more important to me. This year instead of setting goals, or making resolutions, I challenge you to ask yourself three questions:

1. What makes me feel most alive?   

2. What makes me feel dead?   

3. What do I want? 

As you search your spirit for the answers to these three questions, EMPOWER the answers. Example:  If what makes you feel most alive is say, helping people, then EMPOWER that by asking, “How can I help people to the glory of God?” Then freakin’ DO IT!

Most people never answer the third question: “what they want in life.” What a waste. To die without an answer to that question jeopardizes your eternal destiny. To not use your gift is simply a travesty.

Let 2013 be the year you change your life. Answer what makes you feel alive by doing those things to the glory of God, and make an action decision (everything in life is a choice) to STOP doing the things that make you feel dead. And for goodness sake, DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT and take action by going after it. God is FOR you. Stop repeating the lies from the stories of your life and trust God’s word. He is FOR us and we can do unlimited things this year (Phil. 4:13)!

PERSONAL APPLICATION: Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.

PRAYEROh God, send the RIGHT laborers into our lives this year. Your INVITATION to join You in your work is so EMPOWERING. Help us to take action and come alive again, a fresh and a new. I WANT more of You and to share life with those who want that too!


Darrell has been married 28 years to Paula, is a father of three daughters, and grandfather of two. He’s alive when leading/teaching/speaking/encouraging, but dead when doing accounting. He wants to die exhausted and broke, leaving it all on the field of battle for the cause of Christ!

1 Comment

  1. by Giovanna

    On January 8, 2013

    Great message! Thank you!

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