But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
We are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
What Is a Sweet Spot? – It is not munching on your favorite cookie with a glass of milk. It is God handiwork in our unique design that God has created you to be. We are ALL uniquely designed.
Characteristics of a Sweet Spot – When something functions within its sweet spot, the effort applied appears natural, smooth, and frictionless. You might say there is joy and a harmony in a sweet spot. Sweet spots are also multipliers of an input to produce an even greater output. They naturally turn one unit of effort into 100 units of result. Fruitfulness results from a properly functioning sweet spot. So, the next question, how does a sweet spot function? Every sweet spot involves a design, a purpose, and a position. This begs the question: Are you positioned correctly, doing what you are divinely designed to do, and producing the fruit intended by your Creator. Are you in His sweet spot for your life?
These three questions will help us to apply the truth of our sweet spot to real life
1. Who am I created to BE? (a design or identity question)
2. What am I created to DO? (a purpose of mission question)
3. Where am I created to GO? (a compatibility or position question)
The sweet spot calling
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
DESIGN: We are created by his workmanship. He gives each of us a custom design that helps us uniquely shape our sweet spot. We are a masterpiece of his hands, and because we are created in His image, our unique design is a reflection of him to the world. We are called to be stewards of what He’s uniquely given each of us. Who we are created to BE is about our unique identity.
PURPOSE: We are created for unique good works prepared and planned by God. We yield and surrender to his purposes. He is the potter and we are the clay. Our good works, prepared by God, are part of his larger epic plans for redeeming humankind. Just as our lives are like puzzles with many pieces, our lives are one piece of God’s larger purpose. What we were made to DO is about our unique mission.
POSITIONING: God intends for us to use our unique design in the specific good works he’s prepared for each of us. The King James Version of Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” is a call to action in specific places. Where we are to GO is about our unique position.
This framework of sweet spot represents the integration of issues of our heart, our head, and our hands. At its core, our sweet spot is about who we are in Christ Jesus. Our sweet spot of calling is defined by the intersection of our unique identity, the good works he calls us to accomplish, and the place we are called to do it. To buy the book