We’re in a 10-part Wednesday night series right now all based on the amazing word Kaleo. In Greek it means to call to someone with your voice, to call them to action or an office or to a purpose. In ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i – the Hawaiian language – it is a male name that is translated as “the voice” or “the sound” in English. Isn’t it interesting that both languages spell the word the same, pronouns the word in similar ways and they both have to do with a voice or a call to action.
So we’re talking about severing callings of God, several ways the voice of God calls us to action. The Kaleo of Akua if you will. The first two weeks we talked about the first calling of God, the First Kaleo of Akua. We are called to compassion. We are called to care about other people. The Second two weeks we talked about the second Kaleo of Akua, we are all called to worship God. Tonight we start on the Third Kaleo of Akua. We are called to serve.
What are the dreams God has placed in your heart? What part of His Great Adventure is He calling you to play right now? Where will you serve in His Grand Plan? The Good News, the GREAT news is, we are ALL different pieces of God’s Master Puzzle and He has shaped you in a very specific way to fit into one particular spot in His master plan for His universe. All of us are a perfect ten in some area of ministry.
Now, this is the sad state of church life around the world. 80% of the ministry gets done by 20% of the people. 80% of the giving is done by 20% of the people. Yet, here is something the Bible is very clear about. If ALL of us are not serving in the role God has called us to, then our local part of the Body of Christ, the people called Waikoloa Community Church, won’t function as well as it could.
“I despaired at the thought that my life might pass me by without God moving greatly on my behalf.” ~ Pastor Jim Cymbala
PASTOR G’S MISSION STATEMENT
“I want to make a difference for Jesus], with other people who want to make a difference [for Jesus], doing something, together, that actually makes a difference [for Jesus].”
The older I get, I notice the less interested I am in being part of something that isn’t making a difference. When I get to the end of this life on earth I hope that I will be able to look back and say with confidence, that my life mattered, that I made a difference somewhere to someone, somehow. I want to be able to say I had some lasting positive impact on the world because I lived. I want to know that I had a part in some MASSIVE, POSITIVE movement of God. I want to make a BIG difference for the Kingdom of God! I don’t want to miss His plan, His calling on my life.
Do you have a mission statement for your life? Most of us get that businesses and churches are supposed to have mission statements but so are human beings! If I were to ask you what your mission statement for your life is, I mean with respect to your life, your activity, your participation within the church, within the Body of Christ, what would you say? In other words, if I were to ask you, to what role, to what area of service within the church has God called you to in your life, could you give me 1-3 sentences that clearly and succinctly sum up in a specific way, what your purpose is?
The Bible is clear that God has planted within each and every one of us the seeds of a divine destiny.
David was anointed at a young age as King of Israel but for many years he continued to serve where he was planted, waiting for God’s timing to fulfill his destiny.
GREG SINGS SONGS FROM A CHILDREN’S VBS PROGRAM HE LED
“I am God’s project. And God never fails. He’s in charge of big things and I, work details. He and I together we are a team. If you knew how much I’ve grown you’d see what I mean! I am God’s project. and God never fails.”
“Bloom where you’re planted, and show what you’re worth. God has His flowers all over the earth. Bloom where you’re planted and if you’re sincere, you can get anywhere on earth from here.”
How many of you today in your job, or in your unemployment or in your job search, or in your retirement, or in your parenting, or in your grandparenting, sometimes feel like everybody else is on the frontlines where all the action is and you’re just going back and forth, going through the motions, marking time, not really feeling like you are making much of a difference? Do you ever feel like you are stuck doing what often seems to be very insignificant to you? Do you ever feel like you are just going back and forth to a job or a responsibility that maybe you hate? Or maybe you don’t hate it, but you definitely don’t love it. There is no passion about it. Sometimes you stop to catch a breath and you look around you and you think, “Man! There has GOT to be more to life than THIS!
NOTHING is insignificant in your life when it is done for the significance of the cause of Christ. – Pastor G