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Taking Only What God Gives Us, Part 1 (cont'd)

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October 22, 2020 8:00 am

Taking Only What God Gives Us, Part 1 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 22, 2020 8:00 am

Understanding how and why God sometimes reduces the number of people we can count on as He works in our lives; based on the life of Gideon. (Included in the 8-part series "From Worrier to Warrior".)

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One of the hardest things God is calling some of you to do what you must do it is assess the people in your life who it is clear that there but they're not there. God says tell him listen. It's been great, but it's obvious now moving into different directions addition by subtraction on this Thursday edition of Destin for victory hello and thanks for stopping by well is not always easy. Let go of the people in our lives, but sometimes is exactly what God wants us to do not because they're bad people, but because are no longer supposed to be your people are great example of this.

We email process today. Pastor Paul Sheppard Texas once again to the story of Gideon was preparing to lead Israel into battle against the Midianites before God can get the most out of Gideon's army. He had to have a smaller army stay with us for the next few minutes if you can or visit Pastor to listen on demand any time. That's Pastor you can also download and subscribe to the podcast at tune in, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts is best. Apologies Destin for victory message taking only what God gives us one of the hardest things God is calling some of you to do what you must do it is assess the people in your life who it is clear that there but did not there to say hello. Dale don't speak to you, but did not there.

God says, tell them listen.

It's been great. God bless you. Been a bless each other's lives, but it's obvious we now moving into different directions. My passion is not your passion or the passion you used to have its lost used to be excited about being in my life.

Now you're very blasé.

It's different. You know what is different you want but you know when somebody has changed, they just aren't what they used to be, and no need of you trying to pretend like this can the prophet Amos said how can two walk together except they be agreed. And it's time for you to let them go Gideon go out and let folks know it's all right you can go and don't worry that more than two thirds of them getting saved… I'm out.

Catch you later. Now that God is gonna walk later on in the story's people, but words are still going to get the benefit from bless them. Residual E but they won't get the joy and the blessings reserved for the ones who God is ordained to use, so let him go. You need to identify the people in your life who are your 22,000. We all have have in our personalized somebody who used to run what you used to talk what you used to pray with you the fellas you want to use the gorgeous which or whatever it was. Now their hearts are somewhere else.

God is not in the gifting folk God is not into me this day and I need to be. God doesn't get people into that that is not God you don't, you need to be a huge lead.

We need you can leave now. That's human. That's not divine, God is like Southwest Airlines.

I love those commercials want to get away and also everyone's with some really embarrassing somebody and then it suddenly caught in the embarrassment go silent for second and you hear voices and want to get away Cora Southwest says you can put up the latest pharaohs and all that stuff and it's a wonderful way of catching people's attention didn't know about the low price for hunting. Listen in your life. This is a season where God is saying people God asked the people in your life. Want to get away, not your spouse felt the devil trying to trick somebody please show statement sold or told you that holy not sure spouse – yours. Pray for grace. Pray for wisdom pray for instruction for the baby. Please would you do leave them except biblical call know somebody is sorry for the clarification. But God don't. If you say yes to him, but for all non-marital relationships. The appropriate question in this season is want to get away not feeling me anymore when you see people lose their passion is a clear sign because you can work with folk who have a passion, even if their passion that you can work with you after care to be made worse folk to try to deal with folk who come impolitely sit there across the lake smiled at me and say what how can I help you one person will think we have a few issues that we probably should talk about okay other person what what can I do for you hello what would you say are the challenges in your marriage find for me when you see apathy, we can be here. We cannot be here. We talk we not talk, go, what you will but no passion. That's a problem. The apostle Paul was passionately against the church when he was Saul remember that in fact at the end of chapter 7 when Stephen the stone says the stoners come and throw their coats at the feet of Saul, meaning he's the ringleader. He was the one responsible for the murder. He is on his way to Damascus papers to extradite Christians take them from Damascus to Jerusalem where he can have them killed. He's a murderer, passionate old murderer. God says I can work with passion not tomb off his high horse.

You know the story, but it accepted nine he's a different me docket work with passion. But when the people in your life have lost their passion they don't care one way or the other you know everything you need to know open the door of your life and say obviously you're not feeling this obviously something has changed. It's okay. You can call don't guilt them, don't try to convince them they need to be with you. Don't try to remind them of all that you ever done for them. Don't make him feel guilty.

Could you know God says let him go because the people he is ordained in your life you will know because they have the calling there responding to an inner goal responded to a trumpet responding to an inner call him, tells him I'm supposed to be hooked up with him with her to be in fellowship with you to be connected with prayer partners. They already where charge is concerned, I'm telling you as a pastor's message. Let me challenge you to do what I am saying to this charge, where God is taken, you begin you will wish you well. I will pray for you.

I will speak to you all gonna let you go because no need of you being here and you're not here. No need of you being here and you'll face tells me you have no business being here just as blank get you where you trained in the world because their hearts and will never be a roof. Remember the book of Ruth two daughters in law that Naomi had Naomi's husband dies, then laid on her two sons died so suddenly she has to ask daughter-in-law holes there really not alone anymore connection may only come to the aid of his people in Bethlehem. They been in Moab for years. She gets upset about going back home Bethlehem form going back empty but I'm going back.

She said I lost all my graciousness to anyone to be called Naomi, which means gracious to try to change you may call me mom. She said I'm going to stay right here were only about halfway through today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support are helping pastor Paul share the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world for your generous gift to destined for victory today would like to send you pastor Paul's booklet little is much when God is in it.

Call 855-339-5500 to make your gift over the phone. That's 855-339-5500 or make a safe and secure online again that web addresses pastor has God ever taken a few people out of your life may be painful at first but God wants to help you let them go pastor Paul with the rest of today's message taking only what God gives us say it, which you will sit which he said going with me to children, which is unlikely, wait until he gets me pregnant so you can get this word if you get that one talk to somebody at the church with me after initially they both said Naomi loves and realize why. Why would you go with me. I got nothing for you but said you got a point, hugged her, cried with state this. Some people in your life. At first, but after what he is our vision we going somewhere.

This is a God thing. Everybody season grazing on the church predictable for everybody only speech and frankly about knowledge and more concerned about the building and don't know where we go busy and I don't God bless you.

If you have to be comfortable about gathering a critical mass. This is not about getting as many as possible in doing this, you need to be made from this foolishness. Sending you soon. I will bless you as you. I will pray for you as you I will talk about your on your way out.

You know what God is going to do a guest on file.

If you know and I want to encourage anybody who has spoken your life who have no business being there not only let him go. Encourage them. You know I because they eatand energy in your life. So we all got so little special friendships with little raggedy people who have no business in your life.

God's taking you somewhere he's pruning you he's cut you down the size not trying to take care of your needs.

By having some raggedy person in and out of your life slipping you to lose and fuse, but then living for God not serving God just taking up space in your life. Sometimes in your home.

And God says I can't get you where I'm trying to take you as long as you're more concerned about the comfort of this person than you are about doing my will let them go.

Hope I pass you know how long he'd been in my life a long time.

Well, he's not called of God to be whatever cc: God doesn't need raggedy people. Halfhearted people scare people. Double minded people to get anything done in your life you need to Dragon people if you got guilt them in the state and that's a full-time job. Look behind you every so often. Make sure you know you call them every week when you see you people don't want to be here, do you know when entire generation of people missed their blessing because they fooled around being exposed to the wrong folks when you read numbers 13.

That chapter opens with God telling Moses sent spies over the people have a hard time figuring out whether they really believe that I will give them the promised land, sent spies over let the spies go over and check it out and let see was over there and just let them all report together and come back.

That's the assignment Moses since 12 spies you know the story, one from each tribe. They come back to love him come back excited because they're focused on the promise to the 32,000 and come back we go to John is over there so people grasshoppers going over there and as a result of exposure to negative people.

The nation caught their fear and unbelief. Look at numbers 14 they came out with a report of the number 13 only just one can ever say we need to go right now we can do this, we are well able to go they will get drunk. Chapter 14 the people how the people by the people themselves against their leadership.

All over being exposed to folk who should've been a limiting thanks for being here for today's message taking only what God gives us before we wrap things up on today's destined for victory pastor Paul Shepherd destroy me from a studio in California pastor in a few short days will be coming up on the presidential election tells who to vote for but would you share some words of wisdom for those listed about how we should prepare our hearts to vote. Yeah, I'm happy to do that.

I think the key truce to following Jesus are reminding ourselves that elections don't change what we are called to do and how we are called to live here is one of the things I think we need to keep in mind that I grew up on the old hymns of the church I grew up in a church where we sang gospel and have fun songs we sing hymns and anthems a lot right and so I love the him that I'm thinking about it now. In answer to your question.

My hope is built on nothing less. But Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand and come January 20 of next year.

Whether you're happy about who's been sworn in that day or whether for you. It's a day of sackcloth and ashes. Fact of the matter is I think you need to make sure that your hope lies firmly and solely in Jesus Christ. It can never be in the White House, it can never be in a party, it can never be in Congress.

It can even be in the decisions made in the Supreme Court.

It has to remain in Christ all other ground is sinking sand and I think if our listeners put their hope in Jesus Christ, then we will continue looking to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith, reminds me of Psalm 24 seven some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God, thanks for those words of wisdom. Pastor Paul while at a time when there's so much pain and uncertainty in the world. The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ remains a source of hope for all who embrace it and no more than ever. Many are searching for that hope.

This is why your prayers and financial support of destined for victory is so critical as a way of saying thanks for your generous donation would like to send you a booklet called little is much when God is written by Pastor Paul. This is a great reminder that God can use you to impact those around you and he can do it. Despite what you lack. That's little is much when God is in it our gift to you today by request for your generous gift to destined for victory. Call 855-339-5500 to give over the phone or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. Of course you can also mail your gift to destined for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538, when it involved a claim of subtraction involve you from the Lord. Some of the group began with the subtraction that's tomorrow. Would Pastor Paul shares his message taking only what God gives us.

Until then, remember he who began a good working you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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