Welcome to the How to Be Unsuccessful series. We hope that this resource will equip you and your community to explore what being successful in God’s eyes looks like – and to discover a kind of success that truly satisfies our souls.
Each session of the series is designed to take one hour but can easily be adapted for your group’s needs. We recommend allowing time at the beginning to chat and get to know one another, especially if your group is new.
Each session will include questions to allow groups to talk about what impacted them most – feel free to spend time on the questions that are most helpful for your group, and don’t worry about getting through all the questions! However, if your group prefers to have multiple questions to work through, these are provided too.
We also recommend allowing time at the end for reflection and to pray for one another, especially as each session requires a little vulnerability.
In the first session of the series, we’ll talk about how following God’s calling might look to others like wasting your life. But if your calling isn’t about what you are going to do but rather who you are going to become, does that change how you think about it?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Begin the session by opening in prayer
Jeremiah 1:5, 1:19
Invite each discussion group member to answer:
Finish your time together by closing in prayer or splitting into small groups to pray for one another’s specific needs.
This week, pair up in your group and share what you know about your calling – it’s okay if you’re not totally sure! Share your best guess so far, and commit to praying for one another and encouraging each other this week.