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November 29, 2021 7:00 am
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From this moment on in your life. God is the only one who gets to find you. He's the only one who gets to speak about who you are now so we all gotta stop elsewhere in the label. Somebody gave you the difference between who you are and who you are in Christ today suggested for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard thanks for stopping by for many of us have let ourselves be defined by someone or something else passed another person, maybe even the devil himself.
But whatever or whoever it is pastor Paul wants to remind you that God is the one who created you God is the one who saved you and God is the one who defined you stay right here or visit pastor Paul.net to listen anytime on demand. That's pastor Paul.net you can also podcast of Apple podcast wherever you get yours now here's Pastor Paul. Today's destined for victory message in need of a supersized lesson Jesus said this is the time for you to shake off your victim mentality once and for all so you all if I let you.
You could tell this story about everybody who's disappointed you and it's time for you to pick up the new offer that record because they aren't dictating your future is not about them. At this stage in life there disappointed some of your matter. One person go they keep on keep on people disappointed in you. Let me tell you something. If somebody keeps disappointing you. Do you know why that is because you failed to believe today are the first time she didn't get my Angelo got this one right when she said when people show you who they are, believe on the first time because if you don't blame the person on the go show you again so you again and it will show you again, and after a while you will feel like a victim. But let me just love you an up-to-date attribute out of victim at this point you will volunteer because you can't put yourself in the position for them to show you how much they can disappoint you. Once they saw you believe him.
First time I see we are disappointed that the preacher being human.
We can always come through for one another.
We don't always come through our sales, but you can tell a person who's hearts right because when I disappoint you. They own it, they apologize. They do all they can to make up and heal the hurt and mitigate the damage, and then they work hard to ensure that they can be more trustworthy in your life but don't want to move on. Speaking our focal disappoint you, and really don't care attitude is over.
It and you're mad at him when you pack attitude with somebody who doesn't have one with you. They left you with all the junk that disappointed you and don't care. And now you're disappointed and you care a lot.
God say, no, no, no, no, we gotta flip this around. You gotta quit caring about focal no longer care about you. Why does it matter what they think.
Why does it matter what they did not set on the time your future what they get ready to bless you. So would you get job is all me get you kicked in, so that I can get you where you are and deliver you the way I destined you to be. And so it's time for you to get tomato people in pools you have enemies. But so does everybody else when they show you a quick put some distance put some boundaries, but some borders know you can come here know you cannot or MySpace know you're not going get in my head no matter what you know you can have my number.
No sound like Jesus is no sloppier got me here if you try to hurt me. I'm not going let that happen. I will get away from you and if I can't get away from you and get the opportunity I will beat you down. No sign you love, hope that you little just wear you out. You know I'm not going put myself in harm's way had nothing to do with self-defense. That had to do with humiliation that they slap you on one side, turn the cheek what you show to me as I'm too big to be defined by your slap, people who were living under occupation and oppression. They didn't have any legal right so if aroma was the slap of one of the Jews they could have any legal recourse. Romans try to humiliate you.
Jesus taught to be bigger give him a shot at the other side to.
It's not about harm. It's about humiliation. But if someone is trying to harm you believe, and take yourself out of harm's way and position yourself to go on it with your life and be blessed and that means you gotta put some people out your inner circle ma'am I was on the wall when sent about it until Bible trying to plot to kill him.
He's going to good work. You don't work God assigned him to do is up on the wall he comes and valid until we have an important meeting.
Over the next we need you to come down and talk with us and it was a plot to assassinate him, ma'am, I did what you need to learn to do.
He met me and Bob Heatley meet him at the gate. He stayed up on the wall is really really important so ma'am I said no I'm not coming okay what you say. I'm not coming I'm not putting myself in the people who have proven to me that they are my enemy. There was nothing Christian about putting yourself in harm's way when you have to face persecution.
Gotta give you grace to do when you don't have to face it, get out of harm's way. So we had to get rid of our victim mentality stop put myself in a position where folk can mess over us and we are left with old attitude. The people of MSW don't even care you are stuck, caring, crime and wallowing in the end it all the time in case sleep every night.
Don't care how you feel. Karen God saying that your mind on me is fixed on me. I am the author will get you the victory is not their cooperation. It's your faith get to the victory that shows us that he's determined to no longer let his past dictate his future.
He also shows us that he will no longer be someone else said he was once the original problem.
The original promise. His mama named him causes pain and he's carried that label well into adulthood and all the baggage that goes with it. I'm one who causes pain every time somebody called his name. They were reminded and he was reminded that he caused pain but at this point this crisis point this turning point where he cries out to the Lord. He said all that you will bless and supersize it what you say God I am longer going to be. Mama said I need to determine that God is the only one who gets to define you from this moment on in your life.
God is the only one who gets to define you, he's the only one who gets to speak about who you are and you agree with him. Everybody else is subject to examination. That's what you got me now so we all gotta stop just wearing the label somebody gave you alcoholic does God call you that if God has deliverance for you.
If God has healing for you was the set you free from that bondage stop calling yourself what God does not call you. I am not alcoholic. I am not drug addicted. I am not perpetually angry. I am perpetually bitter. I am not promiscuous I am not a thief. I am proud and stubborn bull. I am now God said, I am. I'm not did know my definition from the word and is surprising when you look in the word is surprising what it calls you calls you a child of God.
It calls you a son of God he calls you in with God and when Jesus Christ says you are that the tail that not been the it says that you are provided for. It says that you are more than a conqueror. When you look at the word it calls you the exact opposite of what a whole lot of people have labeled you to be.
And you gotta stop taking labels time for you to become one who examines everything. Don't take the liberty of every packet because it shows up at your door. When UPS shows up the package houses we typically don't think much of it. We just sign and take it.
Then open up see what it is but in your life, you gotta quit doing that about your psyche about your identity to gotta stop doing that when the or somebody else with their fleshly agenda shows up and tried to give you a package containing a label. They want you to hold you know what it is when they hear delivery for you. Just keep your hands away don't know where this come from Hans back witness come from here, take this as having well you put it know where it came from anybody not familiar with the return to sender everything coming from heaven.
God labeled it. I got a Bible address I can go right to it.
I know where it came from Romans 831 take that job before me who can be against me. I take that. I think that is a 20 take that what I sent you will get me if you get to the fine, but you get to control me. You are single, you gotta learn that in your relationship before you get married. Don't let somebody control you with that attitude that words you make me sick. I don't I got sick so you want to talk to God. I'm not making him sit on the apple of his eye.
According to the word and even when God convicts me does convict me when I'm wrong, but even call me names to convicts me out of love. Even his rebuke is redemptive. Your rebuke is just shaming so you're out of sync with God. I suggest you go pray for me and treat me any old time away and I accepted. Not gonna happen. Jesus went all the way to the cross to redeem me to set me free to make me the person God wanted me to be. He went all let you circumvent what he's doing. I take in the label you're trying to impose on me so it's time to make up in your mind, I'm not accepting the just put it back into the brown truck driver will listing to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. The second half of today's message comes your way. Next, so stay tuned. If you want to listen to Destin for victory wherever you go. Be sure to download our free mobile app. The app allows you to select from any of pastor Paul's recent messages you can order some great resources from our online store you can even take notes from the daily messages waiting on your mobile device and the be waiting for you the next time you stop by search Destin for victory.
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It was my fault that you had pain and you tried to label me with that for the rest of my life. I'm not accepted. One time I cause pain. Now I'm going on to higher things I'm to live a better life is what you gotta learn to do some you gotta get rid of it forever. Get rid of labels get rid of the lead in the past dictate and decide I'm going where God wants to take me out begin to introduce the next my comments on the next phrase will pick it up in the closing message of the series. Notice that he said Lord bless me indeed bless me and supersize it. He said my territory territory Jabez is saying, Lord part of this supersized blessing. I'm asking you for is that you will give me broader boundaries and borders to work in in my life. I want to go on to bigger and better things I want to experience more than I've ever experienced opportunities more all privileges and responsibilities.
God made something significant to wrap my life around me something so take you all all predictable. I want to experience what I've never experienced before. And so God I'm asking you to enlarge my territory and I want to tell somebody that I know you're not used to pray in that way because it feels real selfish to you, and in general we can live lives were all about prayer like this, but I declare you there comes a season, there comes a crisis point and many of us will bear right now where is time for you to stop in a scene where everybody all the time. Right now I'm praying about me because if I can get into a better place to help even more people get into a better place for God so God blessed me my territory in his book the prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson says this about this part of the prayer he says Jabez looked at his circumstances and concluded shortly. I was born for more than this and let me tell you something. That's what you have to say look at your life right now. You were born for more than what you're doing right now, Charlie. God's got bigger plans then what's going on right now. Sure he's got something else in mind than what you've already seen and so it's time for some of us asked for more territory.
What does that mean pass in practical terms, he's asking for more influence asking for more access asking for more favor.
He's asking for the ability to get out and do some more thing is probably going to involve leaving more money to stretch out and do things for God.
You want to just stop wearing the label causes pain.
He wants to start wearing the label, blessing to many.
So he says I need larger territory. God I want you assign me a lot that's really huge so that I can reach out and do more things for you, what would you do if money weren't an issue. What would you do for God what would you do to glorify his name, what would you do to be a blessing to others in his name. If money weren't standing in your way. What would you do if you had enough favor if folk would say yes to you about your proposals, what would you do if God gave you access to people you would normally have access to what will you do if God did you influence so that when you speak it moves people and causes them to be responsive to what you're saying, what would you do if you could go to folks would resources and make the case for what you need and they say I believe I need to partner with you in what would you do and the answers that are coming up in your mind.
If it glorifies God and gives him the praise and if it blesses other people in his name. Those things are the kinds of things you need to start asking God to do quick praying little prayers because you just might get them answered.
Why not if your plan to a miracle working God, why not ask for him to work a miracle if you're playing to the water walls are cattle on a thousand hills while not asking for few of those hills and the cattle that's on some you all are thinking when I don't necessarily qualify if all of the Jabez for the sake of that's all I have cause pain and I don't have the best reputation in the world so you know what Jabez is ignoring all that he's got is one God and he is saying God can get a lot of glory because when he gets to use in me and blessing me and to be God be God. God loves taking somebody who is least likely to succeed least likely to do anything for you.
Gotta stop being self-conscious. Why don't really qualify like all the people who are blessed may mean anybody who's bless and let me tell you some about qualify even God is not outlook and the reward everybody who's got a stellar past and the wonderful a resume in your track record is squeaky clean in order. He's looking for full course and I can't help where I repented fault my errors. I'm sorry, Lord, if I have failed you. In some ways I have been a tither.
I haven't so faithfully diligently into the kingdom, but I will still ask you for more right now more because if you give it to me. From this day. Moving forward I will give you a tithe of everything you give me an ongoing honor you and bless you and I am going to move forward. I'm not going to tell myself to my track record and see if I think I qualify God told, and I want to tell you this about bring the series to conclusion in the next message but I want to tell you if you dare to pray big prayers, and dare to dream big dream and dare to answer the question, what would you do with money and influence in their favor was not standing in your way, if you will dare to do it. God could very well do for you what he did for Jabez. It says in the Lord granted his request.
I decided at this stage in my life.
I'd rather ask God for everything I want to sit around wondering if he would give it to me.
I'm just going for him just coming your way to pass.
I'm asking for everything I want.
What if I wanted daddy can I please come we don't know how we did growing up, I believe that when we went to the toy store. My guy get this note I think you was. He said no to last nine times I might get lucky breaking down this in the Bible says Jesus said if we, being evil, know how to give good things to how much more heavenly father for you know, one of the best parts about becoming a Christian is that we are no longer dead in our sin we are alive in Christ. That means we are defined by our father in heaven, not our failures on earth. As the apostle Paul wrote the old things are passed away behold all things have become new. Thanks for being with us for this Monday edition of Destin for victory and pastor Paul Shepard's message in need of a supersized blessing listen to any of Pastor Paul's recent messages on email@example.com that's Pastor Paul.net were almost out of time. But before we go I want to thank you for all you're doing to help Pastor Paul share the love of Jesus to the Destin for victory broadcast your prayers and gifts have helped us grow into worldwide ministry, one that could be heard in more than 400 radio stations and all over the firstname.lastname@example.org but we don't want to live in what lies behind taking our cue from Philippians 313 we want to press on towards our high calling in Christ and would love to have you join us by keeping us in your prayers and offering financial support when you can. In appreciation of your generous gift today. Pastor Paul will send you his booklet turning your test into a testimony of the trials and challenges we go through with the very things that help us grow our mistakes, our past pain or uniquely designed to bring us closer to Jesus and make us better able to minister to those who may be going through the same things in this booklet from Pastor Paul.
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