Being God-Centered and Answering His Call
Date: July 4, 2017
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Being God-centered is essential to trusting God. The opposite of being God-centered is being self-centered. So what does it really mean to have a God-centered approach? How should we think about being God-centered? And how can we form that habit in our lives? In this sermon, these two approaches to life are contrasted by drawing upon the record of King Asa where he took one approach and then decided to try the other under fairly similar circumstances (2 Chr 14 & 16). The immediate outcome of the two approaches seemed to be the very similar on the surface, but in fact, they were very different in the aftermath.
God is calling each of us to do specific things for him. But what he does is calls us to join him in the work he is doing. What we must do is recognize when God is at work and calling us to join him, and then adjust our lives and circumstances to meet him where he is and become a co-worker with him in the task he is asking us to accomplish. The principle and process isn’t rocket science, but it can be very challenging at times. We must learn to be humble and adapt to what God is callings us to do rather than expecting God to adjust to us.