He Wants You To Get Strong For What He Has For You
Don’t judge me Mt. Carmel Illinois Church for this. The last time I’m come to this church. I’d either grab something to throw. One time I was hitting and I looked and I had two bats and my good aluminum bat.
I had this wooden bad so I grabbed this wooden bat, and went over to this tree and I started wailing on that tree as hard as I could, and as long as I could.
My goal was either this: the bat is going to break or I’m going to cut the tree down and I knew couldn’t cut the tree down. So I hit it until that was happening. No internal control, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
I had to work that out. So did the voice stop that told me to hit it? No, when the voice said Chad Everett hit it, I had to say, shut up.
Shut your pie hole, I’m not going down like that. Don’t do that no more. I walk in the peace of God. I know I want to, yeah, I know I feel it.
I know you’re still there, but I’m going to exercise influence over you. You’re not going to move me around anymore. I’m going to move you around.
Say it. Say it Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. I bless you in Jesus’ name. Is the voice still there? The voice was still there, but who’s influencing who?
What’s happening? I’m getting stronger. Why does God want? He wants you to get you stronger because Mt. Carmel Illinois Church he has something for you. He’s got something he wants you to walk into and if you’re not strong enough to obtain it, you will not sustain it.
The reason he’s building character in us and building it in you, so you’ll be strong enough that when he puts you in a place of blessing. It will not ruin you, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
God will not bring us into a place that will swallow us up. He says he will build up strength. Now when I get there, because Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we think bigger blessings, good times, sometimes bigger blessings are bigger challenges.
Bigger blessings bring bigger adversity. I’ve heard it said Chad Everett about people that say, “Well, if I can just make that much money, it was just more money. That’s all I need. More money, more money.” Sometimes it bring problems you didn’t have when you didn’t have money.
You’ve got different problems. “Oh, I’d just like to try those big problems.” That’s fine, that’s fine, but if you’re not ready, how many people have we heard about that won the lottery and went broke?
Why? Because Mt. Carmel Illinois Church they brought their 10 pound strength to the table.
The Goal is Never To Get You Things
He said Chad Everett, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Ruth Barton said Chad Everett this, let me close with this.
Mt. Carmel Illinois Church we set young leaders up for a fall if we encourage them to envision what they can do before they consider the type of person that they should be.
Can I speak to any leaders? Whether you’re younger or not, I don’t want to encourage you in what you can accomplish, or what you can do. I’m going to encourage you who you can become, and who can you be.
What kind of man can you be? Well, I haven’t got this position. I’ve got this salary. I’ve got this title. That’s great, but what kind of man are you?
What kind of woman are you in that position? God said Chad Everett, I want you to become something.
We sang this song, glory to glory, and 2nd Corinthians 3:18 says, we’re being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. Here’s what I believe the goal of heaven is. The goal of heaven is never just to get you things.
The goal of heaven is to get you to become who he’s created you to become, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
So we don’t hide from adversity. We don’t hide from resistance. When it comes, we grab ahold of it and we say, you’re not going to influence me.
I’m going to influence you. Okay? Tragedy just hit my life. Okay? I didn’t ask for it, but we’ll do some reps. I’m going to keep loving you. I’m going to worship Jesus in this situation. I’m going to praise him in this situation.
When everybody else would bail, or everyone would say, you know what, “If that happens to me, I’m out. I’m not coming to church no more. I’m not going to there. I’m out of that.”
Why? We’re not going to be stronger. We’re only going to be stronger when we stay. “If somebody does that to me, I’m out.
My relatives do that to me. I’m out. My spouse does that to me. I’m out.” Okay. Then I’m still just going to have 10 pound strength, but if I’ll work it out and say, “Okay, Lord, I’m going to use internal and external control in the midst of trying circumstances.”
Why? Because Mt. Carmel Illinois Church it’s making me stronger. I don’t necessarily like weights, but I like the strength that the weights bring me. I don’t like adversity. I don’t like problems. I don’t like difficulties. I don’t like any of those, but if it makes me a better person, and it makes me stronger than I’m going to walk through it.
He is developing you Mt. Carmel Illinois Church by patiently enduring.
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