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God has a plan and purpose for our lives, but some of us are at a point where we must now transition and understand that God wants to introduce some persons into our lives will come alongside and will help us in some ways I would gotta get out all of these solitary kind of life to are better than one on the one falls, the other can lift them up hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard, isolation can sometimes feel comfortable especially if you been deeply wounded in the past, but in order to reach your full potential in Christ.
You need people good friends husband or wife and inner circle made up of like-minded believers in Christ will encourage you as you seek to live out God's plan for your life. Over the next few days. Pastor Paul introduce us to seven building blocks for strong relationships. The first of those comes your way. Next, stay right here or visit Pastor Paul.net to listen to Destin for victory on demand can also subscribe to the podcasting Google podcast or wherever you get right now though, let's join Pastor Paul for today's message built to last. In order to fulfill God's purpose for his life moving forward. They got a transition out of a rather solitary life into a life where he embraces the persons God is going to be bringing into his life to support him to help him walk with him at some key junctures and this is important because the same is true for you and for me that we are called of God.
God has a plan and purpose for our lives, but some of us are at a point where we must now transition and understand that God wants to introduce some persons into our lives will come alongside and will help us in some ways and we gotta get out all of these solitary kind of life not think with me about David.
He has spent the better part of his life to this point hanging out which sheep. Sheep are not that much of a challenge. Sheep generally speaking, are rather docile and you can hurt them and lead them and feed them and deal with them all, one might give latitude every now and then you have to just gonna straighten them out real quick but no big deal. Sheep are relatively easy. The other thing he has spent the better part of his life doing is playing his heart hearts cooperate wonderfully. You pick them up when you're ready, you play them when you feel like it when you are tired of playing them you set them aside and they don't complain, but how many know when God graduates you from sheep and harps, the people you got another challenge on your hands because people are as docile as sheep and people aren't as cooperative and melodious as harps. And yet God wills to bring people into your life.
Let me tell you something that will be no such thing as doing the will of God without being involved with people that sad news for some of you some of you I'm sure would love to believe that there's a way you can please God. You can hear the Lord one day say well done good and faithful servant.
And yet, not have to deal with folks. I'm here to tell you it won't happen you know why because the will of God always involves you being a blessing to people and I'm here to tell you in this message that it always involves people being a blessing to you in the process of you being a blessing to others so you are not going to get the will of God done without dealing with people and so this is a transition point for David as he must begin to learn how to cultivate the right relationships with the right people. The reason why this is true is because you can do the will of God for your life but you cannot do with alone.
I'll say that again until it sinks in. You can do the will of God for your life but you cannot do it alone. There is not independent study available in the school of God. There is no way that you can just kinda hang out by yourself. Get this done on your own terms. You will only get the will of God done when you allow the Lord to bring into your sphere of influence for the purpose of being ministered to and for the purpose of ministering to other people.
You can't be a Lone Ranger in the will of God. God endorses no Lone Ranger's. In fact, even the Lone Ranger, you know the rest of the sentence. Even the Lone Ranger was not alone and that right not come on you. You grew up with me some there might be some number of them over with the Lone Ranger, and if they don't watch TV land and some of the few anointed channels that still take us back only a few with the anointing left now that will still take you back to yesteryear before things got as crazy as they are now some of those shows would come on, the narrator would say return with a smile to those thrilling days of yesteryear and I return every chance I get, because those days are gone, man, and you see this stuff now and you just play but some of us grew up watching the Lone Ranger, but he was not alone. He had help. He had companionship in the person of his Native American partner named Tom in the Lone Ranger.
Now he was called just the McNeil attribute.
He was called the Lone Ranger because the premise of the opening of the series was.
He was the last surviving Texas Ranger from this troop that had been ambushed in all been killed, but God spared his life and he was the lone survivor and one of the native Americans that he came across was dying, but he nursed him back to health and so instead of them being mortal enemies. They formed a bond and rolled together and talk to set our ride which or die and the two of them hung out together.
So the Lone Ranger was, not alone prefer the blue. Some attribute with the focal program a real quick I'm on the present appointment but not limited see how well you know how many of you know the name of the actor who played the Lone Ranger to see a hand name of the actor. Few of you are so we all have listening claim or you got it you got itů Through plaque is what did Tom told often call the Lone Ranger chemo Sabe look at so I got one for you.
What did that mean trustee friend what the name of the Lone Ranger's horse. The name of Toronto's horse scout the Bible.government. I just get my yesteryear worked out really quick.
One interesting thing that one of our Hispanic members pointed out to me once when I was mentioning the Lone Ranger and Tonto he supposed to do you know that Tonto is actually a derogatory term and I said I never said anything and we had no idea he said yes I said. In fact, that's why when you see it. If you see it on a Spanish channel. They have renamed Tonto tomorrow because Tom told means full and we never know it. So we just week that he accepted the name so we didn't know it was a problem but that's just a little trivia for you to listen.
Ranger knew that he had no business ride no sales alone.
How much more should you when I understand who have embarked on a much more challenging journey which is to do the will of Almighty God, how much more should we understand the importance of the role that other people will play in our lives. The biblical principle behind this my statement about the Lone Ranger. It is not good for man to be alone now course that was first spoken from the mouth of God. In Genesis chapter 2 verse 18 and his response to that was in fact a follow-up sentence was.
I will make a helper suitable for Adam at the moment he uttered that Adam was the only creature who did not have companionship and so golf it is not good for me to get this man, this human the responsibility of having dominion over the earth unless he himself has the help and support. He will need so I will make a help that is suitable for him. And indeed, marriage is perhaps the ultimate expression of that principle that God said it's not good for this man to be alone.
Given the responsibility and to help meet the responsibility.
I must give them the right partnership, but let me hasten to say well be solution bear at the beginning of time and for all the obvious reasons in order to initiate the process of procreation. God had given female companionship so that they can have children, and begin to replenish the earth, but here is the point the principal was different from the application so that the principle is true in your life, whether or not you are single. The principle is true, it has nothing to do with your marital status. The principle is if you want to get the will of God done in your life you must allow the Lord to bring into your life. Persons who will come alongside to help you to bless you to support you. Marriage is a wonderful application of it, but it is not the only application of the coming up next. The rest of today's message built to last with pastor Paul Sheppard who senior pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. If you've never stopped by your website pastor Paul.net. I invite you to do it when you have some time you'll find all of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand plus a host of great resources in our online store, including books and DVD messages from Pastor Paul Pastor Paul.net is a great place to learn more about the ministry and all the great things friends like you are doing for your prayers and financial support.
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Remember, not even the Lone Ranger wrote alone is pastor Paul rested today suggesting for victory message built to last come to tell you that you as a believer whether single or married, you must understand that it is not good for man to be alone. Now let's just be honest sometimes it is comfortable for man to be alone but God says it is not good. I'm gonna take my time and walk through this because some of us I think the tendency would be to fight this principle.
And so I will not take all the fight out of you, so that by the time I'm done.
You are on the altar of your heart, saying, Lord, yes, bring into my life. The people in the family of God, that you have ordained to help me get where you're taking me. I want to take all the fight out of you. Now let's be honest, there's no future in front. Let's be honest for some of us we would say I know it says it is not good, but it sure is comfortable to call the shots myself if I am a committee of one.
I don't have to have anybody way in owning some of us it is a control issue. I like being in charge, my way or the highway.
I say it is done and I live that way. The way I am sure I get my way is I stay to myself that's what some of us would say.
And God says yes, but it is not good not good for you to be in charge.
Not good for you to run your own life. Not good for you to be a committee of one. So when you have a meat you'd only one that shows up when there's a boat you have the only boat you win every time you get your way which way is not God's way for God says it is not good for some of us have the temperament issue. Some of us it's comfortable to be alone by temperament. Let's be honest, some of you, by temperament, really enjoy the highlight of your week is when nobody's around, let's be honest now for some of you temperament issue and you really enjoy my body sooner or later even the most people oriented person every now and then get a little burned out but the most part, extroverts don't live by the idea that the more the merrier of their folks around and I'm happiest with very few exceptions, but they are the people who have a very different temperament and they like to have a certain level of toleration for people tolerance. Tolerance for people and after I have tolerated people enough. When I reached my limit. The best thing all y'all can go is get away from me. There were some of your I give you a few hours or whatever, but didn't leave me no not all God created us with various temperament since the family often you'll see about writing temperament all born from the same to but very different temperaments by God's design. God loves variety, but all of our temperaments have strength in all of them have weaknesses and for some people the temperament which says I can only deal with people, to a certain extent can be a weakness unless we allow God to bring us to a place where we are ready to say yes to the partnerships and the person she would bring into our lives. For some, this business of being comfortable to be alone is a matter of our past dealings with people. For some, your past dealings with people have been very good so you're thinking. The fewer people I have to really bring into my inner circle, the better off I'll be, because the person who come in your life. But the reality is your past and the plan of God never dictates your future and you must be willing to say yes it's true I run into some folk who disrespected me or mistreated me or abused me or hurt me in some way and so I have off the year of dealing with people because of my past experiences what God still says I understand that I want to heal you of the hurts associated with the people in your past, but I want to bring some folks into your life will be there to do you good and not harm.
And so you must be open to it.
For some it's a fear of rejection. We dealt with a lot of rejection from people.
Some of you have never quite fit in. You've always like the odd man or woman out and so no matter what you were in your never quite felt like you were all the way there, you, you tend to feel more like you belong on the Isle of misfit toys. Remember that Rudolph and you just have never quite fit in with other folks so you say it's comfortable for me to be alone but God says it's not good now I want to make sure you understand that as I speak of this business of being alone. I speak of a lot of different manifestations of it. So for some of us, we isolate ourselves socially. Some of us, we isolate ourselves spiritually. There are people who are living in spiritual isolation valve people who want to get close to God but don't want to get close to people. I am here to tell you that you can even pull around you. The cloak of spirituality to justify your desire to be alone. I know a good number of people who have disorientation to say I want to be close to God, and that some of them say I am very close to God, but I don't deal with people. Some of them say I don't join churches because I don't deal with the church idea with Jesus 101 there, people sound very spiritual. I'm just not very churchy. Well I'm here to tell you that you can't love God and hate his bride.
The Bible describes the church as the bride of Christ, and you can love me, and hate my bride and say you have a real clear relationship because the bride is one with the groom and so you would say I'm spiritual I love God, God and I have a really great relationship. I don't deal with the church. You need to be set free from your deception because you are deceived if you think that you're that close to God and not that close to people I know people will join a church that was it ever now and in the fall through here every now and then they said the Lord led them to come this Sunday whenever he leads them.
They'll be back in the fall around being led every now and then it just sort of drop in and check something out from a distance in the way they practice their Christianity the most is the practice it in their prayer closet, and they play. I'm here to tell you that if you spend a lot of time in prayer and little time with God's people.
You are a prime candidate to be as spiritually confused and mixed up as a barrel of fishhooks just as mixed up and listen.
I'm not done what I think I'm done what I know. I know people play a lot, but don't discern the importance of the body of Christ and they are by far the weirdest people I know give me a pagan over them any day. All I'd love to hang out with our link shown no center versus hanging out with them. Give me somebody who hardly knows you know anything about God shortcuts every other word I can handle all of that before I can deal with these spooky, confused, submitted you met somebody you know you get strange don't you know you getting weird knowing that much Jesus in the world. In fact, the more spiritually oriented. You are the more it's important that you couldn't with the body of Christ, so that they can help keep you on the path of true righteousness and keep you away from spiritual deception. You know, one of the reasons King David became a great man is because he surrounded himself with great people. If you been wounded in the past have chosen to remain isolated as a result, I encourage you to find just one person you can trust for friendship and encouragement find yourself a Jonathan because no one can live the Christian life alone and someone 07.
King David writes then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
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