Guided Discussion

Right Where You Are

DISCUSS TOGETHER

  • What is a hidden talent you have that not many people know about—something that makes you uniquely you?

  • What have you learned about yourself over the years—your temperament color, your enneagram number, your strengths through StrengthsFinder, or anything else? What has been most helpful to helping you understand what makes you unique?

  • When it comes to finding more purpose, most people think it means leaving where they currently are and going somewhere else, like leaving a job, moving to a new location, or starting a new relationship. Why do you think it’s so attractive to look for our purpose “out there” as opposed to “right here”?

  • Read 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12. What does it mean to live a quiet daily life? How do you reconcile this with the fact that many people in the New Testament, including the author Paul, lived pretty loud lives that involved leaving their normal situation to follow Christ?

  • Jeff talked about how where we are at right now (our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our schools) are assignments. We’ve been placed there with a purpose. What do you find most challenging about your assignments right now? What would you change if you could?

  • What are some unique opportunities you have to make an impact right now where God has placed you today?

  • The big idea for this week’s message is if you want to serve wherever God leads, start right where He has already placed you. How does this idea change your perspective heading into the week? Is there anything you’re inspired to do in order to be a brighter light?


NEXT STEPS

Each of us has different “spheres of influence”—places and groups of people we interact with on a regular basis. These spheres include our family, friends, firm (work), fun (hobbies, gym, etc.), and familiar (neighborhood, PTAs, kid’s sports teams, etc.). Take a moment to think through the people in these different circles in your life. Write their names down and pray for them.

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