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Abandoning Outcomes to God


We often find ourselves anxious or frustrated by the circumstances we experience and by the results of what we work for. Things rarely work out just like we hoped they would, and that is often not fun. What are we to do with these difficult situations in light of our hope in God and our trust that God is good? How do we take proper responsibility for the roles of our lives? What about doing work for God? That can also get bitterly disappointing for many people; what is the solution?

Romans 8:28-30 (NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.


To complete this module:

1. Take five minutes to memorize Romans 8:28.

2. Watch/listen to the message above, or read the essay version.

3. Complete the activity below to complete this module.


Reflect on some of your primary roles of responsibility (student, small group leader, job) and how you might waste time or energy worrying over things that are not your responsibility. Jot down some notes in preparation for a chat with your mentor or D:Group leader.

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