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Maintaining the Right Attitude When Things Go Wrong

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January 14, 2022 7:00 am

Maintaining the Right Attitude When Things Go Wrong

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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January 14, 2022 7:00 am

Following the examples of Naomi and Joseph as they dealt with loss and mistreatment.

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Let me tell you my brother, my sister, you are now.

You don't see a bright future, all you see is trouble all you see is trials I came to tell you you need to look above the clouds because when God makes a promise to these not negative based on what you're going through now he's making a based on what you're going to in this world you will have trouble.

But take heart I have overcome the world. Hello and welcome to this Friday edition of Destin for victory with Pastor Paul ship Jesus said those words to his disciples shortly before his crucifixion, they still apply to us today. Yes, we will have tough times and seasons when our faith is tested to be encouraged now is Pastor Paul takes us to the book of Ruth remind us that we are defined by our father in heaven, not where troubles on Christ, you are destined for victory. Today's message is straightahead, but be sure to visit Pastor Paul.net to listen any Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand.

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It's bona fide at Apple podcast or were ever you get your punk now is Pastor Paul. Today's destined for victory message maintaining the right attitude when things go wrong phone number seven to be avoided. Is this adopting a different test attitude after loss or mistreatment adopting a defeatist attitude after loss or mistreatment. Think about it. One of the ways you will mess up your own life is when you let negative things that happen in your life change your way of thinking your way of living your approach to life is altered by negativity that's going to keep you from experiencing God's best. I want to experience God's best. I want to live your best life in Christ in order to do that you have to avoid the pitfall of adopting a defeatist attitude after loss or mistreatment. Now I want to just give you a couple of examples from Scripture. Think about people who lost something significant in the Bible and the one in the interest of time, I can only bring you one. Her name is Naomi.

Do you remember a lady named Naomi she's mentioned in the book of Ruth in the Old Testament, this woman and her family.

Her husband, a limb elect her two sons moved from Bethlehem to Moab you read about in Ruth chapter 1 because there was a famine in Bethlehem, there was a famine among God's people and so there was a food shortage and and that was crisis for that time and lack in this family decided to move from Bethlehem to Moab.

Why don't have time to walk through the pluses and minuses of all that people I say yeah but did God lead them and led to some the really good so that was God. All right, let's not get too spooky about it. Let me just tell you.

Sometimes we make decisions based on crisis of the moment. Whether it was a good decision or bad. Probably both happen in some people's lives, but they decided to move to Moab and they live down there for 10 years and during those 10 years Naomi's husband, a man name a little leg died and what's worse, her two sons, both died in Moab as well.

Now, the two sons got married to Moabite women, and so when you get to the latter part of chapter 1. You see that Naomi is a widow and she has these two young women were married to her son's persons to her dad and so she is a widow and so are the two women whose names are Ruth and so may only move or all now we know and they are not knowing where things are going to go from here so you talk in Old Testament times are not talking at times when you know they can work at Google and they still have great careers and all that stuff you gotta go back to Bible times. If you're going up. Glean the real nuggets of truth. You got a thing there. And these women were expecting their husbands to provide for them. But all three of these men are dead. What's worse is that while a limb elect own property back in Bethlehem. Naomi can hold that as its owner causing that culture. If the husband is dead.

There has to be a kinsman redeemer heard that term before on male relative of a husband has to step up and claim the inheritance and make sure that Naomi is taken care of because a kinsman redeemer has stepped in at this point there were in Moab. They hear that God is come to the aid of people in Bethlehem and so Naomi says well I will go back home. My husband then I will know was going up when I get back there but I'm going home. The two girls first say well we're going to and then and will will spend the rest of our lives with you and Naomi so that would make any sense. Your husband's and then the boys a bit. What you going to wait and hope I get married when I get back there and then you will wait for me to have two more sons. Decades later, what are you going to wait till I can have two boys so that you can become the first cougars in history and she said that would make any sense to those in the Bible. All right, so she said that would make any sense. Y'all need to stay here your Moabite women you need to stay here in your home country.

She's a may the Lord bless you. May you find husbands who will continue to provide for you and all of that and you know what percent yet.I thought you… That makes sense and kisses her and stays in Moab and limitation when people know what you into your next season.

Don't sweat it, let him stay where they are not meant to go with today are some people in your July 4 season when the season is over they go on a quick running down the house about trying to get away from you.

That's not going do you well. If they want to get away hold the door. The Lord bless you and keep you Lord make his face shine upon you the grace of the Lord is coming to you. Please do anyway but had another part said you know what something in me tells me that my destiny is tied to you, and you know she has gives is that wonderful language you've written in the book of Ruth. Your gotta be my God, your people all that sink because it was a God thing so Moabite woman goes back to Bethlehem with Naomi, but here is what I am talking about this business of making sure you don't develop a defeatist attitude because when Naomi gets back there, you see that she has a great big old defeatist attitude. The people are happy to see him call me Naomi, call me Naomi. I went out full come back empty. Don't call me Naomi, call me Mara Naomi means pleasant, gracious Mara means Peter. She's trying to change her name to fit her attitude. Do not name your self, my brother, my sister after what you're going through whatever you're going through. That's hard that's wrong that's challenging, that's awful. That's devastating yourself at the devastation name yourself after what God gave you in the first place and if you see under me think was given your promises is given you exceeding great and precious promises. All that means is you just gotta and you will find that the promises God makes come to pass.

She tried to change her identity and the bottom line is she said in Ruth 119 through 21. Do not call me Naomi, call me Mara. She said for the mighty have dealt very bitterly with me.

She said God himself as dealt bitterly with me. That's cool.

She didn't understand that the temporary was a set up for something much better that infection could get what God had in mind for her even if a black kid died. Her life would've never been as fulfilled as it ended up being fulfilled and so went a little nuts in your life. I don't think you should die with them because God has something on the other side and so she didn't know that and she said just the Lord has afflicted me let me tell you my brother, my sister your now is tough. You don't see a bright future, all you see is trouble all you see is trials all you see is heartbreak all you see is difficulty I came to tell you you need to look above the clouds and you need to adopt the view of God because when God makes a promise.

He's not regular based on what you're going through now he's making a based on what you're going to and when you can get excited about what you're going through. I came to tell you need to get excited about you going to God has something in store.

You might not know what it is but you gotta know that God's got short destiny in his hands, and you know the story you know what happened with this woman that Ruth, who was called of God to go with her, went and gleaned in the field, gleaned in the field and her mother-in-law gave her proceeding okay baby go hit on Dennis and Foucault.

We also need to eat here two weeks ago when the world go go on with her life and she found herself leaning in a field along into the bowl as she didn't know it but Boaz was the very kinsman redeemer that God had ordained for their lives. The very man that was going to change their destiny. She happened to be gleaning in his field behind the reapers. This is the time of the barley harvest. The Bible tells you there Ruth all this happenstance is not really happenstance because nothing just happens in the life of a child of God.

What we call setback a limited idea.

Ruth has been dead or for those been dead and you think they all said that what you don't know is it's actually a set up and it was a set up. So yes you will I go through troubling times. Don't let any type of faith person tell you if you walk by faith, as you always don't be healthy, wealthy, sexy and wise.

Sometime you will be brought sometime. Don't be said what the well is all but your God knows the beginning of next. The rest of today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard but we want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help Esther Paul share the gospel all over the world. Your donations do make a difference. So as God leads prayerfully consider making a generous gift to Destin for victory today.

Give securely online to pastor Paul.net or by calling 855-339-5500. Even the most faithful believer in Christ will have challenges in this life is not where God has you now, but where he'll take you next the accounts is pastor Paul with the rest of today's message maintaining the right attitude when things go wrong and that girl found herself leaping behind harvesters in a field she was gone as soon own pulls up one day and his Lexus and his Tesla or in his Escalade whenever he drove pulls up just to check on his field, took on his workers because he had a big operation bottle sedan workers poor role, he can just check on him and he saw a young woman that he didn't know from their area gleaning behind the harvesters and he called one of memset as she said oh that's Ruth. She's a wonderful young woman. She came back with Naomi and I told the story so she so faithful take care of her.

Her mother-in-law and he said, voicing the cc really a wonderful woman they gave a good report to Boaz.

He said call over here. She came over and he said this and other good things about you.

God bless you.

You taken care of this I want to. May the Lord bless you and he said I've instructed them that although your foreigner in the neck culture. It wasn't uncommon that foreigners could be seriously mistreated. He said I've instructed everybody works for me. Nobody better put a hand on you. You're going to be safe in my field. Well, she didn't know, but there was more news coming behind because eventually they only defeatist attitude is what God might be doing something and told Ruth what to do and also a certain evening. She told her to slip in to the area where Boaz was and as was the custom. When you wanted covering male covering in terms of him being a kinsman redeemer you will take part of his blanket and put it over part of you and she told her how to do that did it in a proper way since a slipup under there and you know she yelled nobody if you like North and South you lay east and west. Put part of it over you. I got time to expound that asked the Lord for revelation. So bottom line is, he became a kinsman redeemer.

Why because Naomi first got rid of her defeatist attitude you got get ready. Defeatist attitude when express loss also gotta get rid of it when you experience mistreatment of any kind.

You know the story of Joseph. I've written books on Joseph Jones is one of my favorite Bible characters mistreated believably by man. Once he sold as a slave. Benny's mistreated by Potiphar's wife because he sold as a slave ends up being up the slave of a man, an Egyptian official named Potiphar and he starts out as a common slave in his house, but the Lord was with Joseph. My brother, my sister, whatever you know and however menial, however you feel like this is and you know a dead end job, just do it as unto the Lord, and let the Lord that which you work UK standard job let the Lord go with you to work.

Take Jesus the work which hate this job. Lord help me do it as unto you. Help me do it well. Even though I can't stand my boss my supervisor this whole company. Whatever it is that attitude but make sure you say, but Lord, make sure my attitude toward him doesn't come through because I want to serve you well sometime.

Gotta make you treat people know people well because you want to please the Lord. I just sits on some you don't want to receive it. But I bet I bet you shoot if you will be blessed.

Let the Lord go into the work. The Bible says the Lord was with Joseph in Potiphar's house and the bottom line is he works so well in Popper's house. Potiphar promoted him and he ended up being the chief servant in the house since the product for solid Bible says he was well-built and handsome is right there and in the Bible, Genesis 39, well-built and handsome and something else and we all believe in for Joseph right now, well-built, handsome, and sister Potiphar took note sent praise the Lord.

She will name Sadie and Shay lusted after him sought to have an illicit relationship with him. He rejected her time and time again one day she meant I we don't we don't have this relationship and the only way he held onto his integrity as he ran out of his clothing so she kept it to Puffer came home from work that day. Told him this, this, that you brought in this house tried to make sport of me. What a lie. To show you. God owns your destiny to kill anyone in Egyptian.

He's a slave to go to kill him and that will have even been a trial when a pop and we got very angry, but he sent them to a certain jail. The jail where the king's prisoners. All source why God said no he's not going back. You be angry but you can kill and when Joseph went to jail was mistreated. The Bible says again what the Lord was with him in prison and just as happily part of his house. He went from common prisoner to being in charge of the other prisoners over the course of some years to go to jail just for weekend he went to jail for years for crime he didn't commit.

He was a felon. He was charged with attempted rape is a felon. Listen, don't tell me how mistreated you been and how people never give you your race, your gender, don't put anything ahead of your destiny because God can bypass those things and take you where he's destined you to go and after years in prison for crime he didn't commit The right attitude and God was setting things up. You know the story. He eventually ministered to two men sent there by fellow himself is Baker and his butler.

He had a dream that he said to those guys. I had dreams about your niece will tell us he said to make sure you will hear much of his family well three days you will be dead. I hope your wife knows what insurance papers are she will be out in three days. He said to the Butler the cupbearer but in three days you go to be restored. Your position and when you are he said to me a favor tell Pharaoh you be working for Pharaoh tasting his wine doing with the chief servant of the Pharaoh does and I would win.

When you have the chance. Tell them about me time I'm not. I didn't try to write that woman and then the Bible tells you, but after the Butler was restored after the cupbearer was restored his job. He forgot he never mentioned that you know what, even his forgetting it was God people you're trying to get a look up from a name given to you quite get mad God is in charge. Your destiny you got from people you need a hookup from heaven. God is in charge of your destiny. You know, when he remembered it two years later after he got his job back. Joseph stayed in jail for another two years so I can keep the right attitude because he could've been on this doing. No, he didn't forget about me not get the right attitude. Two years later when Pharaoh has a troubling dream can't get a battle interpreted the cupbearer at all possible to tell you to go about this guy named Joseph told him the story said outgoing time you need to hear it because it wouldn't matter to me as before girl had had a dream I we help some felon that he Debbie would know but now he needs an interpreter of his dream and he calls for Joseph do live right and keep the attitude right gospel call for you at the right time call you out of your trouble call you out your frustration call you out of what you're going through and he's going to see to that.

The blessings he has reserved for you. Come to you. So my brother, my sister, whatever you do don't adopt a defeatist attitude aboard that pitfall.

Yes you been mistreated.

Yes, you've lost people you been done wrong. But God is able. Some of you feel like you're stuck in the background. Nobody knows you. You are somebody that doesn't get any special attention or favors.

God knows how to bring you from the background room was clean and over in the corner of the field where if you feel like you're in a corner.

God knows how to call you back and gospel. One of these days you're going to see that his purpose prevails in your life believe that promise today because it comes straight from the mouth of God's purpose for you will prevail in Christ, you are destined for victory. Will the last thing Jesus told his disciples before he ascended into heaven was to go out into all the world and make more disciples and a great way for you to do that today is by partnering with Pastor Paul in the destined for victory ministry joining him, ensuring the hope we have in Christ with as many people as we can.

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That's next time it Pastor Paul Shepard's message dealing with frustration, but until then, enjoy your weekend and remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory


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