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Seizing the Opportunities Before You (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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March 15, 2022 8:00 am

Seizing the Opportunities Before You (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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We all have opportunities but we all still have God opportunities as you can but make sure you don't miss any of the God opportunities when a thing is a God thing you want to make it a priority better to pursue God opportunity that a good opportunity but even gun opportunities come with challenges hello and thanks for joining us for today's addition of Destin for victory pastor Paul Sheppard takes us today once again to the story of the Israelites journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom of the promised land.

They had a God opportunity promise that he would give them the land of Canaan, and he did. He delivered on his promise, but not before the Israelites allowed fear to rob them of their faith. Today's message is straight ahead stay with us here or visit pastor listen on demand. That's pastor you can also listen and subscribe to podcast its bona fide or an Apple podcast work wherever you get your podcasts now, here's Pastor Paul to base Destin for victory message seizing the opportunities before you. We all have good opportunities but we all still have God opportunity as you can but make sure you don't miss any of the God opportunities when a thing is a God thing you want to make it a priority and listen God thing can include making sure you raise sensible kids because God has entrusted the next generation to all of us and so part of what God want to do is raise some kids who have some sense somebody and if you never start a business. If you leave the world when a couple of decent kids you have helped us call somebody got God made him apparent loan. I don't know what to do with this child. My generation. You don't know what to do with this child. We can't even understand how you can form your words you don't know what to do with something you all my goodness who did not respect me and respect my morals kingdom assignment. If you have like promised land. God has promised you the ability to raise your children in a way that they can live a fruitful and productive life. Teach them how to be responsible. Take some some matters please and thank you, still works Groton grant to an adult speaking to you and try to have a conversation. Would you how you stop. Do I look like a birds and so we gotta make a difference. You gotta be a difference maker and it starts right at home. Teach them the value of simple values.

That's why when we did our chores is what we got allowance allowance was, you know I'm showing you early in your life you do some things because you're told and then you get some money so you can spend when we were young we will be one person to believe that allowance your teaching them a reward system that I don't believe getting paid for doing your chores. I don't know why.

When I get out in the queue had a legitimate job where you know the way we make our money somebody teach our children know we don't do that, no, no, no, that's not how you live in.

People make it rain.

Don't mess with my message and try to get this so God sent Israel.

What do about it. Here's what I want you to see as I move into the second point they request permission to check out the land look at starting at verse 22 everyone of you still in Deuteronomy 1 everyone of you came near to me. Moses is still talking and you say, let us send men before us. Let them search out the land and bring back word to us of the way by which we should go up and up the cities into which we shall come and Moses said the plan please me. So I took 12 of your men, one from each tribe, they departed and went up into the mountains and spied out the pause long enough to say something. God didn't tell them to go spy out the land. He said I said before you go to possess it is I go spy on it. Sometimes we do things because we want to dorm and God doesn't always check you want everything Moses said. It sounded to me they came to me with the idea sound good to me and so I appointed the spies and they went over wasn't wrong, but here's my second point jot this down, don't allow due diligence to morph into unbelief don't allow due diligence to morph into unbelief. What does that mean that means there are some things in life. Start a business. I need to do some work I need to lay out a business plan. I need to consult with a bow that that's not a contradiction of faith, just as God said he's going to bless you. As the business.

When you consider out on your hand. So yes there is due diligence to be done in every venture. You gotta do some work or preparation.

I want you understand that so that you don't get in the false condemnation. Jesus even said if you're going to build a tower, you gotta count the cost if you're going to get some things done some due diligence that's involved, but allow due diligence to morph into unbelief because it can if you're not careful.

Here's what I mean. So they sent the spies over the spies even came back saying it is good, the land which God is giving us the first word of verse 26. Never the less you would not go. Moses said you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God see they went over and they saw the land was good but they also sold the challenges the land is good, but their giants over there. The land is good, but they have fortified cities over there. The land is what the nations are strong over there right but we can. That's where you're not doing due diligence now. Now you're expressing unbelief. God had set the land before them had already promised the generations before starting with Abraham.he said this is your goal possess it all go over spy out and so yeah it's nice but I came to tell you about your life if you are going to get God's will done.

You have to be careless and stop worrying about the challenges and focus on the opportunities God has placed in front of you be there for challenges that mean you can't get the work done. Sometimes you have to the challenge and focus on the opportunity to challenge us is going to be their God, and say I give you a land and all giants will be dead soon as you get over there and gave the keys to the world cities not notice. Not the way goals the enemy says I'm not going let this happen. That's his job. When you have enemies coming to get you the job when you believe him, they don't like you. Assignment and they will come again to not only that, but even people in your own links will come against you try to do some good and people who should've been supporting. You were somewhat worse enemies. Everything good for you. God bless you their role and asked the committee know who you think you are and you have to learn not to let due diligence morph into unbelief they went over and checked it out, but what they checked out was how big the people were how fortified the cities were things that God never told them the focus on your job is to possess not to analyze cause analysis never advances the kingdom when it is done from a place of negativity. I say God is able to help me overcome this particular challenge I'm looking some of you by temperament.

Some of you are given to the paralysis of analysis still have the second half of today's destined for Victor message with pastor Paul Shepherd, Senior Pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California. We want to thank all of you who sustained destined for Victor with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help Pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world destined for victory is a listener supported ministry and that means we depend on the faithful prayers and financial support of friends just like you. So as God leads. Please prayerfully consider making a gift destined for victory today. You can give your generous gift. Now it pastor or call 855-339-5500 and with the rest of today's message seizing the opportunities before you here again is pastor Paul. Some of you just you're very temperament. Some of you all are given to the paralysis of analysis. That's what you do you analyze the committee would follow about ready to go. They believe we've heard from God's wonderful opportunity. We will help some people and then this somehow how can I wait just gifted to just slow it down this way, way, I'm not sure I can take and people with my temperament old, that's what we can work on some committees because you got these people just analyze something to just okay, here's the opportunity. Let's move forward.

Here's our plan. Let's move. Got a question okay questions make sense is all covered up a big item question, but you come with some little minutia just the paralysis of analysis will go to restaurant people don't know how to order some just sit there flipping pages looking to see some let me see Mike. I can't even let them take out place you stuck in the line behind somebody and they look at from the left to the write up on the wall say let me see you have a Jesus, keep me in. You can't calculate your way into the promised land. The promised land doesn't operate by calculations you can't figure out whether you can fulfill God's purpose. You got a goal and possess yes due diligence you start a business. Write a business plan. Yes, you got some stuff to do but it's not negative.

If you don't make it negative. When you go to the bank and I say we don't do these kind of loans say thank you very much, so stand and then turn the place out because that's not your only course. Say okay God is not coming from me.

So now you show me where everything is a positive one. I'm not going back there direction you here. Make sure closer to yes no funding for the wrong way. I want the money God has for me obligated is not their job to support what got you unless he's raised them up as your partner so you have to learn to wall this thing.

Faith. We walk by faith not by sight. And you can't get into this paralysis of analysis because those folks got so bad that God himself said tell you what I'm not taken any of them. I got a promised land flowing with milk and honey and then come back and look at all these obstacles and act like I'm putting them in trouble got to tell you what to do so much. I'm a little old guy here and in most about your people say God brought them out. He couldn't even take him into the land God, the Lord said to Moses, okay, I hear you yeah I don't want to put my name at stake.

He said your name is on the line will kill the foe and people are supposed to respect you as the God that will serve. He said okay then, just let them die, but I'm a raise their children up, listen, don't let your kids do you work for you get your work done. Don't leave your work. I'm done for the next generation of do chores done because I got to do whatever God put on your heart, whatever business whatever ministry whatever volunteerism, whatever you're supposed to do to advance the kingdom and touch people. Help us raise a generation that's coming behind us, we gotta support these young folks. We got when I was young I remember was gorgeous as always it back in the days when they had plenty to complain about.

If they looking for complaints.

I got say back when the girls didn't save had miniskirts all come on and come in and say what that miniskirts and all those old mothers and believe had already checked and was a pastor and he said we don't help the young people, learn some things along the way. He simply just be glad to get the say hey let's show them how much we appreciate that God is holy goes where you can handle forth your mid back in the days when we would all wear bushes, Afros, you know that when I lose my hair all my life I had it before I sit, I had a big Afro one the best in the church at night and you get it and you rake machine to machine all you know it was glistening in the sun and the church came up to me one day and said you know the Bible says it's a shame for man to wear long. I can still remember the things you can walk up behind a young man to serve the Lord, learned how to play so was young people didn't save can sing the modern songs we like. Oh happy day and stuff like that and I'm learning how to play. And here you worried about the length of my hair. I think I will begin legal help me get through this and see what she said that you just need to go and cut all dental.

I went to my father was my pastor and I said I told him the mother said.

She said it's a shame for me to wear my hat you want me to cut it. I got saying I want to try to be obedient so I went to my said no son just have to have a meeting with some of the older people anything. He had a meeting with them and explain your ladies young people alone back into the world and so he let them know close art all that you want them to be just tolerated.

We got new challenges today, but the same principle was there. We gotta figure out all colonies, tattoos, and all these will make you get appears to catch you up. We don't have a tattoo guy at the door will be a member of this church. You got to where destiny will all focus on your assignment what God wants you to do if you get your work done.

You will have a lot of time to go around police and other people do get you all come to check and see what going here when you trust you but what you don't not my job job is to advance the kingdom don't get into the paralysis of analysis, God is at work in you and you gotta work it out if you fear the challenges you face are not to keep you from fulfilling God's purpose. Fear not, and don't be discouraged is plenty of opportunity to get discouraged, but refused to be discouraged move forward in Jesus. If God has given you a promise for a ministry of business, a marriage you still face challenges, but no matter how big those challenges may be God's promise remains walking fearlessly and faithfully will the last thing Jesus told his disciples was to go out into the world and make more disciples and a great way to take part in this mission with pastor Paul shepherded all of a suggestion for victory is by becoming a destined for victory partner for as little as $20 a month in light of some severe challenges these past two years or so people are eager to hear about the hope we have in Christ, and many are getting that message to the destined for victory broadcast.

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You can't do it alone, somebody you want to start establishing something significant. You can do it but you can't do it alone. So you gotta find your right partners in God's going to raise them up but you have to learn who is the right person and one indication that you found the right partner. They know how to echo that's tomorrow and pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message sending out your crown. Until then, remember, he began a good working you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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