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I have a secret battle have any more time and you.how was he gave you is they have learned to control the time God given time of the press is the Bible tells us that if we don't have faith it is impossible to please God, but to live in effective Christian life.
Faith alone is not enough.
Welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard thanks for spending part of your busy Friday with this in second Peter chapter 1, we find seven qualities God wants us to do our thing. Today we come to number three in the list self-control covers a wide range of areas, everything from what we put into our bodies to the way we spend our time pastor Paul has more on the subject coming your way next so stay with us. You can also download the podcast on email@example.com that's modify or where ever you get your podcasts now here's pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message entitled a bad habit. Thank you so bad habit becoming more like which means he's going to be getting some of those areas that he wants to see change in discipline just some examples how many times in life.
At some point even if you know by God's grace not on the control at some point you can't get consistent with my life the best interest and say no you need to pray everyday need to be hit and miss two important you need the power of God. The endowment of God.
Usually what God has all make it so your faith bring you your life under control prayer time and then to meet God at the top like to have a prayer time and again, the best way to have a prayer life is to have a prayer time, a time when you pray, it's like everything else in your life if you know when you have decided to do it, you are closer to getting it done when you're going to do habits in your life when you establish that is going to be my first meaningful conversation of everyday that's your goal that your decision. Many people get it done very early in the day before the busyness begins. The crowding and so forth.
So maybe decide what made a half-hour earlier because I know you got to do before I went out to work the case might be, and so they might try to establish and meet the Lord to help you when the morning seats in Jesus name. Best time to pray. Self-control help you discipline yourself to get up early and they just have to decide to spend some of that time with the Lord make up in your mind to get another first. So if you want to set an actual time and say it's the first thing I'll do when I wake up if you wake up at various times when I wake up I'm going to a place of prayer.
Take my word in there I'm going to read. I'm going to meditate. I'm going to talk to God. I'm going to get my heart set on him. I'm going to play my day: I'm going to get focused on being in the will of God.
Give us this day our daily bread.you know what I need today. I got a deal with today worship you today.
I practice your presence today I want to get into partnership with you today and so establish that discipline the prayer and Bible reading or fasting spiritual disciplines, the self-control and discipline to deal with you or you just set your mind.
I want to get my eating under control, call, especially if you're eating partially conquered.
Congratulations that is going to be all right. So you just eat me up and I met about the future that will help you meet good food come to me that so we may need your faith in God and that area so control your life praying about getting the control or exercise. How many times we join jams and doing only the physical what Peter says the Holy Spirit has a vested interest in helping us bring control areas into our lives. It might be something that we need to then begin to play about very regularly have to go back and take another three and bottom line is you don't feel like crap in the school goal feel like God or God ministry on your heart and you are not prepared to go get prepared for and God when you say you just don't feel like work full-time responsibilities is not like a teenager my whole job was going to school have responsibilities, but I've got this nagging desire to start a business or to get involved in a ministry or God put a new calling on my heart in order to pull it off.
I'm going to have to go to work and go to school you don't feel like the Bible says add to your faith, the ability to bring your mind back into discipline so that you can study so that you can learn so that you can be prepared for what God is called you to do when you go to school when you accept this challenge the Lord to give you the self-control not just to show you something you need to know something about. I use the table and see about same as when you what happened to the burial hopes things will work out well you know will take a shot at it is probably been the case like yours don't know yet what are here's the president of the legal president and let it all down. You saw when you have a discipline something you live brain computer these days.
Computer tech when they get high. Try I want somebody who know the Holy Spirit. If you feel called to get into a new discipline for some additional income the additional income may be tied to a new discipline to meet self-control to do just one more example on this time management time management how many have ever had difficulty getting your time on the control when you see people get done in their lives. God's will done just yet.
Here's a secret that I don't have any more time than you God getting the same number of hours he gave you is they have learned all the time God given time is a precious when you waste time. You are wasting the second most valuable gift God will give second only to salvation.
Salvation is the only because it transcends salvation for time and will be right back with more of today's testing for Victor message Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California listen to the broadcast on firstname.lastname@example.org that's pastor Paul.net you find a host of great resources at our online store pastor Paul joins me in the studio after today's message. So stay right here first. Let's join him for the remainder of today's testing for Victor message prove but besides receiving God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ his time because you need time to enjoy God's doing everything else God called you to enjoy your career and you need time to do it if you got, you will enjoy our business is unique to do waste time just killing time because time can be replaced you can replace God forbid you lose your home in a fire or some time with that time and got you can do some rebuilding but if you have all the trappings and note you can get anything and so you gotta value your time. Psalm 96 teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. What are you doing with the time God is giving you wasting too much time are you succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent. There are some things that feel urgent. Gotta learn to do in order to God's will is to walk in the self-control to do what is important.
Sometimes at the expense of what is urgent original goal might seem urgent to you, but that's not what's important for you you can answer it right leg going that voicemail answering machine because I gotta stick with what I'm called to do today how I called to use my time the resources that that other people have disciplined himself, and you can sometime be maximizing the time God is given the learn to say no to something so that you can stay focused on some of the thing ever seen anybody not to, but everything anybody who was about a good work, but as soon as something else comes up.
They just drop it and they go running to something that you can stop and look at five drop projects completed because he didn't focus so you can't let any no interruption dictate your life if you don't get your time on the control of the people will control it for you. Circumstances will control the four found that to be true.
People who know how to use your time if you don't like. I need you only know you not on my schedule today.
I have some things to do to see how I'll check in with you next week. She will now be somebody might not be you people in your life who presented with the door and the boys mail machines.
Oh well. This machine I'm about all I can come down. I need to talk to you all, was that about you when you get them not coming to know what is it that some of you have issues with your faith. Self-control, he said, self-control person. If the ability to stick with the good work God has you doing even when pressure comes even when persecution comes even when troppo comes even when claims change stick with what God has you doing persevering quality where you ask your trouble. You have the opposition against what God is doing in you, the opposition against all when you're doing when you're doing to try to get you to be yourself from doing God settling for something that's easier or quicker, and so when God has you fixed you got to your faith that ability to persevere to just stick with it what you got oppressed group what to gotta go through. I will not quit. I told we are not quitting Bible says in Hebrews 10 it will be richly rewarded. You have need of patience that after you have done the will of you will receive what is promised, we have to have that patience and perseverance to pull us through until we get God's results till we get all the said I believe we missed seeing God's salvation in the land of the living believe in God to bring me out while I'm still coming out in heaven believe in God for deliverance and my change go, perseverance is that I don't like what I'm going to get it gone long enough to get to a place we don't get it.
I don't understand I can't reconcile what's happening with my life ending ahead of you more but when I don't understand you. What I don't get why I don't see not gotten quick going to wait that's perseverance. Wait, wait until my change comes out here when the change shows up I'm not jumping ship. I'm not only by God help white perseverance that ability to press all any anyhow I'm just going to go by God's help and I'm going to wait on God perseverance.
The Bible says God is those who diligently seek him. There comes a time when casual mess will not get it. Gotta be sold out determined quitting in 2003 women's tennis semi final match of the southern drawl. She was in the finals and waiting her opponent in the semi finals sister Serena was playing Kim cloisters was one of those matches. I see I had some meetings or something, but I so on.
The guy that was coming on and set my people and I said I'll be back in late on the night watch whole and begin the match, and each of them.
One one of the first two sets that when the final siding set and Kim went up five games to one that you win the set when you get to 6521 entrance when she got up 5 to 1. The recording I tell you, no lie. I had not said for extended time. You know how you can set set it for extended time 15 minutes more. 30. Ms. Moore, I just assumed that they had blocked the ample time to show and so I didn't think about it and lo and behold I will recording and well as a manager you can see what happened here. The Winchell plebeians in the five next morning I got a paper and when I got the sports section I saw the front page of the sports section Venus and Serena in the finals again. Maybe no one went to the article begin to read and they talked about this torrid comeback and they talked and said how did you pull that off, say said really the only thing I was thinking at that moment is what you are the number one player in the world right now it would be a shame for you to lose this last set 6 to 1 little bit embarrassed. She said, so I set out to win the next day and I wanted and she said I really don't want to lose 60 she said so on the next game and one now it's 53 as she said this would get interesting. If I win the next low pressure and she focused and now it's five, she said. By that time I said going to win this thing that what perseverance is. You start against you getting results. Some God and yet I don't know what's going on say we are not quitting rewarded and God will give you the big three, you won't be able said in Galatians 6. Don't get weary in well doing, for in due season we will reap add to your as the saying goes, life is difficult. It's during these tough times when perseverance is needed most crises will come to all of us and God allows them in our lives that we might be conformed to the image of Christ, Pastor Paul Joyce me again now from a studio in California pastor this current series prove it is proving to be a challenge to those of us who claim to follow Christ. Let me ask you question once we begin our relationship with Jesus.
Why is it so important for us to develop these godly qualities we been studying together why think it's because as much as I enjoyed the fire insurance aspect of being saved by that I mean you know he that believes in him will perish in the fires of hell, but will enjoy everlasting life, and as much as I enjoyed the fire insurance. The fact is I know from the Scriptures that God has called us to live quality lives here and now while I'm grateful for eternal life. We all need to be concerned about living the abundant life. Jesus said I've come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly. Now you know in these days when we hear abundance. We tend to think the three C's clips cars in cash, but the reality is abundant life in Scripture doesn't have to do with those things God might bless you with a lot of wonderful toys and gifts and provisions, but the reality is, it is the inequality that gives us abundant life, and that's what this series is all about teaching us to build the character that gives glory to God and will help us be a blessing to people everywhere we go.
Thanks, Pastor Paul reminded of the words of Jesus in John nine verse four as long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me the night is coming when no man can work.
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