The Basics: Part One | Belonging
1. When you are functioning the way God created you to function: you are passionate, you are confident, and you
have a deep understand of your purpose.
a. What are your warning signs that you are operating outside of the purpose God created you for?
b. How do you know when you are operating inside of the purpose God created you?
2. We were created in the image of God. He gave us breath and life. We belong to God.
a. What does belonging mean to you? What does it look like in action?
b. How does this God given need to belong drive your behavior and actions?
3. You belong to God. He created you – IMAGO DEI (in His image), He gave you breath. He gave you, life. YOU
BELONG TO HIM. Ephesians 2:13 tells us we do not have to do ANYTHING to BELONG to God. Why do we
continue to strive to create a sense of belonging?
4. How do we daily receive our son/daughter-ship instead of striving to earn it?
Be sure to download your free phone backgrounds and remind yourself all throughout the day…..You belong to Him!
Genesis 1:26-27 NLT Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the
fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry
along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and
female he created them.
Ephesians 2:13 NLT But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you
have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
John 10:11-18 NLT “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run
when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd.
And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money
and doesn’t really care about the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my
Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this
sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd. “The
Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again. No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it
voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my
Father has commanded.”