Apparently God wants me to be miserable

Apparently God wants me to be miserable
  1. I’m trying to just serve God rather than follow my own dreams.
  2. Why am I still a wretch?
  3. Does God want me to go to Africa?
  4. I’ve been called to full time ministry.

“That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.”  “Ecclesiastes 3:13 (NIV)

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Episode – 08-19-16

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In this episode, Dan

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:02 – Preview of Today’s Show on Apparently God Wants Me to Be Miserable
    • I’m trying to just serve God rather than follow my own dreams.
    • Why am I still a wretch?
    • Does God want me to go to Africa?
    • I’ve been called to full-time ministry.
    • “That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.”  “Ecclesiastes 3:13 (NIV
  • 02:30 – Harry’s razors special offer
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  • 05:10 – How can I create work that I love?
    • 05:40 – Is it possible? Is it selfish?
  • 06:00 – My current job isn’t me. I want to find my calling where I can be happy, but I don’t know what I want to do. I am also confused about pleasing myself and not God.
    • 10:55 – The heart of so many questions.
    • 11:15 – Matthew 22:36–39: “Love the Lord your God.”
    • 12:15 – An Option C, a way to love God and use your unique passions and talents
    • 13:00 – God doesn’t want us to live a miserable life.
    • 14:15 – Worm Theology, and having a low view of ourselves
    • 15:05 – Music clips that touch on our worth in relation to God
    • 16:30 – We are not wretches.
    • 17:20 – Finding our purpose is beautiful and good.
    • 17:35 – When Dan was a boy, and what he thought were the best jobs to honor God
    • 19:15 – Dan’s cousin who had to quit school to be a farmer
    • 20:50 – Segments from 48 Days
    • 21:00 – A man who was unhappy with his calling as a pastor
    • 22:15 – He found that his passion was in painting.
    • 23:30 – We have to identify our values, dreams, and passions.
    • 24:15 – There are many ways to do something that is “godly.”
    • 24:50 – What it means to be called to “full-time ministry”
    • 25:30 – A man who lost his job and then transitioned to full-time ministry
    • 26:50 – We should always be doing work that is pleasing to God.
    • 27:10 – The story of Pastor Jones
    • 29:50 – Don’t give up. You don’t need to drain your life to please God.
    • 30:30 – If your work is not fulfilling, you’re not using your God-given gifts.
    • 31:00 – We are commanded to take care of ourselves.
    • 32:00 – Create a plan for your life, and make a decision.
    • 33:00 – A system to make a decision in two weeks
    • 33:40 – Changing your job in 48 days
    • 35:55 – Following your passion is not selfish and greedy.
    • 36:25 – One more story about a young surgeon
    • 37:10 – The theology or ambition of a child does not have to match that of his parents.
    • 38:00 – Don’t misdirect your child.
    • 38:25 – Influences that can misdirect you when choosing a career
    • 39:40 – “The only security is understanding yourself.”
    • 40:05 – Don’t just look at the money.
    • 41:20 – The power of the perfect fit
    • 42:30 – Ask yourself what you were born to do.
    • 43:44 – His cousin who became a farmer is extremely wealthy, but he is incredibly unhappy.
    • 44:25 – Find a combination of passion, talent, and money.
    • 45:10 – Commit to a life plan that embraces your passion.
    • 45:35 – Be a good steward of the gifts God has given you.
  • 46:00 – Dan closes his podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. It is not selfish or greedy to follow your passion.
  2. No matter what “calling” or occupation you choose, you can always be serving God.
  3. God doesn’t want us to be miserable in our life or our career.

 

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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