Ever heard of someone (possibly yourself) that made a
statement like: “I was born _____”: grumpy, hyper, too
Did you know that your natural tendencies are all gifts
Before you live for Christ you use your gifts for your own
purposes and glory.
What if you were redirected… “created in Christ Jesus
for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would
walk in them.” Eph.
This is what conversion is all about:
God wants each person to delight Him; to give Him glory and
To be changed from a selfish and fleshly man, to one
transformed into the likeness of His Son.
The Natural Man …
Each person has God-given gifts.
This is true both of the unconverted and the converted.
The difference lies in the direction of the person before
and after conversion.
The unconverted use God’s talents for their personal
But he will die in his sins.
Because his life is for self. Lk.
life is completely against God’s will: loving Him and one’s
neighbor (a selfless life). Matt.
Redirected Into a Man of God
He puts away the man of the flesh.
Redirected, he now uses those gifts to the glory of God. Rom.
His stubbornness turns into steadfastness in/for Christ.
His zealous ignorance is turned into purposeful zeal for
His passionate hatred into passionate love. Cp. 1
Are you willing to be redirected?
This is the process of putting off the old man and putting
This is what being converted to Jesus Christ is all about.
Souls lost need to be redirected to Jesus.
Christians also need redirecting that they may continue in the
blessings of Christ.
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