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And we know that God shall supply all our needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus. In just a few minutes. Pastor Paul Sheppard encourages us to put our complete faith in God, not people as he shares his destined for victory message. The flipside of futility.
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The details are available at the website. Pastor Paul.net or by calling 855-339-5500 if you can't become a partner today but would like to make a generous donation to Destin for victory will be glad to send you by request Pastor Paul's booklet traits of a virtuous woman that's traits of a virtuous woman booklet from Pastor Paul in our gift to you by request for your gift to Destin for victory. You know you can get to a place in God. You call and God is supplying you with everything you need. Sometimes we put our faith in people expect them maybe even demand them to meet our needs because their human even the most well-meaning people sometimes let us down when they do were left with hurt feelings can lead to bitterness and disillusionment today on destine for victory. Pastor Paul Sheppard takes us back to a familiar Old Testament story, one that shows us what it looks like to put our complete trust in God is Pastor Paul and his message. The flipside of futility on people and trying to get what you want in the wasteland below. Out in the you wouldn't know because you're focused in the wrong place plaque years ago that said, my ship came in, but I was at the airport at the time to tell you that you know when your ship comes in because you're at the airport. I'm trying to make people do what you want them to go in the Bible says it will never work. He will dwell in the parts places of the desert is what you going to keep it up against the same wall and also land where no one lives and before I read that you can have the best of people who would like me to do is teach them how to do so. You okay help you beat me like you have no detractors to me they don't like anything that happened in the Bible teaches us how to be all and people who came off the wall whenever you're doing a good Sam balance and not because you got enemy that means you're doing and I can be the right direction that somebody's trying so detractors always think of me when people post time somebody's been undermining them some I've been stabbed in the back somebody had somebody didn't like it when they come in the office in the past is learn to give him tissues and when they get dry up. We tell them listen. I got some else to tell you you had enemies before you know it does not find out about you a long time really messes us up is our disappointments.
People who love you.
People generally have your message that I want to see God's best in your life.
People if you need me, call me no matter how no matter how far just call me on and never worry no no no no me baby. My goal will come in no way you think we may be when they sign that came off all you holy people who don't know what you would say to 70s you would listen to James Cleveland you had no time. God bless your heart. I love you in the 70s to listen to some stuff every now and then we are going to have Ms. Allgood you know Jesus walking in his will disappoint because that sets you up that raises your level of expectation when people love you like to do whatever it takes because sometimes we say and we promise above where we can.
How many times when there is a mountain separating you from the person who wants to be with you and make this point is in the 70 disappoint as I think it came out about 85 or so and was there the come we don't know where I'm going. That's what friends keep shining you can all on me shall what time will disappoint me dictation let me tell you some people can love you ever so much. But that doesn't guarantee that they going to come through. In fact, sometimes God makes sure that your answer is not an individual because he is jealous for our hearts. He wants us to seek him with our whole hearts. He wants us to say Lord my life is about you and your will. It's not about me and my agenda and if I can't get the folks to help me to cooperate with me to change for me. Maybe I need to listen to you while I'm watching my Jeremiah goes on to say in chapter 17 verse seven. Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him the contrast he will be like a tree planted by the water that sales out its roots by the stream does not come. Its leaves are always great to know you can get to a place in you and God is supplying you with everything you need to strike when the water supply. You become a big attitude. Whatever body when Joseph was in jail for no crime had been accused of attempted and she said that Joseph try to put them in trial wasn't a citizen slave property. What makes a man in jail that every instinct in him causing the kill its divine Providence see when you walk in the way of God.
God's got your back and this woman tried to set him up with the structure but what you know is not in the hands of his God's glory. All will go away were only about halfway through today's destine for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard who senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California.
If you enjoy what you hear every day here on destine for victory. We know that you love seeing some of Pastor Paul's best video clips subscribing you to for more details on all of the social media be sure to visit Pastor Paul Pierce, Pastor Paul and the rest of today's message. The flipside of futility wants to hear the weather Minister in the flow chart of the sex of the prisoners called the people and give them words and one of the people who we were to what the Butler was in three days you will be released and you will get the job name is a simple request. He said when you get back into the presence of the king. What you remember me to him.
Would you tell him that I'm here that I'm a man of God that I've done nothing wrong. Would you do what you can to get me released as a reasonable request. Blessed to help you gave your word I do is remember me to the king and the butler did just like people that you gets out of jail gets back to his job and just like some of the folk in your life. The first says he forgot all about Joseph tool. Years later, when the king has a dream and none of the spooky folk in his kingdom can interpret the dream, the cupbearer standing there by his side to hear that the promise he remember Joseph to the Pharaoh. Two years later he stand there and he sees the Pharaoh frustrated. Can no one interpret my train but as all will you two years ago a man told him about Joseph integrity in his ability to interpret dreams Pharaoh's employment. But Joseph has been tapped into the water source. He's going God to get better with people and you can tell you how better you get. In the wastelands that were totally because your bitterness quotient is rising know if Joseph was getting mad and he had two full years to get good no get up there one gave them the word forgot about me know when can I get outta here. God can bless you when you nesting, but the man is focused on the will of God, and two years later he still clears the belt still hear from God still ready to go because your destiny is not in people's hand and what you see is a delay. God permitted it for his own purpose.
The fact of the matter is just to give you little further insight into that particular context. It wouldn't matter.
Two years earlier I had a remember Joseph had no incentive to release the prisoner because by that time setting things up on God. God is writing for you and this is late God's calendar God means what he wants to move Joseph comes up is clear that not only can I interpret the dream but I give you a strategy dream is that you will have seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine and what you need to do king is in the years of abundance, so that you and your people can survive and thrive in the years going and looking God, look at look at what can happen if you turn it over to God.
Quit watching your next and listen to what God is saying. In Joseph's case, Pharaoh says that sounds like a great plan. Now I need someone who will oversee this entire project and he looked at Joseph and said there's no one in my kingdom as wise as you. Now the miracle of that is that Joseph is not even an Egyptian and yet in that moment he is given the second greatest position in the land second only to Pharaoh.
Joseph is now first loss God can even make but you gotta keep your heart back to Luke five Jesus says launch out into the deep because you're going to catch an abundance of fish and thank God Peter didn't stop with the we toiled all night and caught nothing.
So don't try to tell me how to fish. I will back out when I'm ready to go back out how me know if he had taken that attitude. He caught nothing. The next time and the next time because when God is ready to speak to you, he will not change the subject.
How many are trying to wake God out sooner or later he'll move on to some else know you keep flipping the channels and got a say in the same thing and so thank God for the next. Nevertheless, because you say so I will do it in the Bible says when he went out and did exactly what he was told when out into the deep let down the nets what God do God gave him on breaking miracle. I want to wrap this up by telling somebody get ready for God to break something in your life you your self-report.
God can make you what you can make happen again. The Bible says that the partners and make payment so that the bottles began to sink under the weight of the miracle, God makes you go to changes because he wants to show you his power. He wants to show you how magnificent he is all about him and really when we get a clear purpose that prevails God has a vested interest in doing his will, not yours. And so you gotta surrender to his plan and when he did it all began to sink under the weight of the miracle.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus knees. That's where God wants us. He said go away from me. I must send for me.
He had all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish taken. This was the beginning of them forsaking everything in following Christ brothers and sisters, let me tell you something, God's got extraordinary plans for the various areas in his various purposes in your life and you will experience them. Sometimes your frustration and your futility is the best possible set up for God's divine move in your life because it is at that point that you empty yourself that you realize your limitations and the limitations about and that you say God I can't do anything significant, only you can do something miraculous and so I so and I say yes.
Thanks so much for joining us for today's message.
The flipside of futility to find out more about the destined for Victor ministry or to contact us for prayer. Be sure to stop by our website Pastor Paul.net that's Pastor Paul.net you can also listen to recent messages and securely donate to support this ministry is one person doesn't come easily to a lot of people because we live and I get it done quite get it done easy society that technology but the problem is, the best things in life require perseverance. That's tomorrow. Would Pastor Paul Shepard's message rekindling your spiritual flame. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory