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Making the Most of What You Have, Part 4 (cont'd)

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

Making the Most of What You Have, Part 4 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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The amount of time you know what you get down on in that time you insult God when you don't have enough time. He granted your life, the creditor calling he would never give you a calling and not give you time to fulfill it. Perhaps nothing demonstrate to God how much we love him than the way we spend our time hello and thanks for joining us for today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard in Christ's parable of the talents, the master entrusted certain things to three of the servants we can think of those talents is money or as unique gifts and abilities, but there was also a time investment required to nurture and grow those talents as you follow along today.

Remember if you want to offer God something of value. There is no present like your time is always visit Pastor during a recent destined for victory message on demand. That's Pastor you can also subscribe to the destined for victory. Podcast is bona fide and Apple podcast or wherever you get your programs now. Today's destined for victory message making the most of what you have is Pastor Paul obedience away God to do something in the Bible says that they rolled the stone away and in Jesus after he had wept that he wept because he loved Lazarus well he did love them but not why would crime raise the man you will cry when you get Ray to fix the problem is obedience and this people may still think there is a problem. Jesus wept when he finished writing, pray to the father. He said I know you always hear me, and I don't really have to pray publicly or out loud like that version of Scripture say out loud, when he called Lazarus by name is called the graveyard election and I want to show back up on me just showing them what he can do when people walk in faith and obedience.

So we called one man get you later came walking out of here until somebody you will practice faith and obedience you will see the glory of God in your situation you have to do is practice discipline. Discipline means delay gratification visibly means I can make the right decision for the season. Amen.

When God blesses me believe and believe in God and God, to make many more. That's fine that way. But make sure that you stay in the season you're in designer season. Stay out the design of store waiting on God. In the meantime you praise and thank God for his provision new car season, searching, and you find a car.we needed a second car back in the early days in California dealership drive in the best season for anything like that believe God for something that ran believe that it taught me season you strike the many you don't like this what is right so that's what you do believe God is not God's way. God teaches you things in the little season. God teaches you things a little glad to start with little before would be little season lessons learn how to take care of the little season pass in the little season, so that later on when I need the pastoral staff to share with them. Here's the way we do it in Mr. we care about people, people, lot numbers we care about their lives. We don't cater to big-box hold and ignore little bug spoke in a small growing but in the clear.

Now you you know if you play my game. I can hook you up.

Although not many but if you came from, wave and money and I told him that I might hold me. I don't play that well to living color anything like that. And so what you gotta learn to do is blame God for car and one of the brothers looking in the paper looking at me something good. I just need some reliable and we found little escort man wanted $2200. Low mileage is a great condition and I don't just look at his great condition to me on the right questions and then I asked about the maintenance and all that stuff and so he went. Pastor, this is a solid call. 21. I did the blue book and this is same provided the country and when I got the $1700 one Prime Minister call Pastor Paul use this money when the man called me and asked me to reach for him and had a couple hundred dollars up with the 300 from the preacher and the 200 that already had in the 700 came from Philly they call me at $700.

I said put it this way, God is telling y'all to send me $1700. Listen to him. He knows exactly what he's talking about down money in $2200 I had the car. The second was called the church, but that was my season to be blessed with a 1984 Ford escort and I drove it in Jesus name thanking God every mile buzzing up in the dealership to be acute preacher. I just had to be a driving preacher and thank God that I could get there. The second was but I was glad it wasn't that a call was the man you put me on blast like that exactly will you stand up and keep you on the down low know I'm talking about is that I drove to the drop obedience and discipline to drive just a bit in I did.

I drove it until a mechanic across the street and he saw what was dying and what have you just sit still probably got the resurrection, but you know what time frame to an PK cross the street one day he was so concerned about me surpassed, let it go. Notice is really is the in just letting go all right. I got out of the ashes, dust to dust you been faithful thank you so much and that's what you do when you season try to be cute before you season to be fancy before you season you perpetrate a fraud you wait on God and believe him practice faith practice obedience practice discipline for some of some of us we have to practice accountability.

Some of us aren't that good at handling this one now you know yourself see some of us can talk ourselves out of our decision can veto your cell accountability so you take it. If this is for you, but some of us you know and always confirm whether or not this is that you are good at vetoing yourself. You make a decision somewhere in a little constable by all. Whatever it is you can talk yourself out of a godly decision you made sound decision you made and how is talking you out of what you mean now is accountability.

You need to find a trusted brother or sister and say here is my financial plan hear my decision God is telling me to do it on the situation. I need you to stand in faith with me and I need you to hold me accountable accountability.

Let me help you now doesn't mean I confess after I spent the money to some of us will approximate come in all areas of accountability groups NSN and regularly and in all that means is I tell my accountability group. Most of the sins I recently committed does not accountability biblical accountability means that you're going to walk with someone to the level where they know when temptation is setting in two.

That's what you need to help you need to help when the temptation setting in. When the enemy or your flesh is whispering in your ear know what you said on the day but here's what we need to do now.

That's when you grab your cell phone and you call your account partner decision that we made a new seal it with me in prayer need you to talk to me play with me do some now they will stop all go to the mall around you in a safer place call you back on my break my speaking to that area of your life knowing God's bed and remember all of the Lord say well done. You need accountability you get accountability and that way we can get where God is taking us financially will hear them say about our use of money. Well done.

Next, the rest of today's suggestion for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard.

We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help Pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world. Donations do make a difference. So as God leads prayerfully consider making a generous gift just for what God has given each of us a set of number of hours and days on this earth, and he expects a return on his investment. Pastor Paul the second half of today's testing for victory message making the most of what you have now let me just use the concept of time to go and pick it up in the next message time is one of the second resources that we got account to God for we are called to give God an excellent return on his investment of time in our lives pleasing God in time management means we recognize that God has given us all the time. We need to do his will. Stop.

You don't have enough time somebody could never again say that because if you understand that, according to this problem.

God is in trust amount of time for you he know what to expect you to get done in that time you insult God when you say you don't have enough time. He granted your life he created your calling, he would never give your calling and I give you time to fulfill things and the ability to fulfill week to week basis the same lifespan but we can and week out was at the same time you know that you have 168 hours every week, every week you have hundred and $60. Is it really that much time you have no more, no less, than the person next to you. You have no less than the person whose life was much more fruitful than yours. You have 168 hours just like they do. And so what am I to do with this. How can I please you with this.

Let me just introduce the concept you want to do is recognize what kind of things God wants me to use my time for some that apply kind of across the board. All of us will be some specific thing that you praying for God's will hear something that are generally to Paul about God gives us time to worship him and to develop spiritually first time all of us worship and to develop spiritually number two God gives us time to work or to contribute to the welfare of our family. Even if it's in a Nonmonetary Way, God gives us all time to work and not everyone is to work outside of the home. But everybody has a job in a family structure. Everybody has some sort of job and so whether your job is contributing monetarily or whether it is nonmonetary is still valuable to stay at home mom tell people you will have a job job.job situation is such that you're able to stay home and your spouse is supporting the family and you are able to stay home and get dedicated time your children all the people you will have a job nothing unless you have a paycheck to paycheck calling from God nor calling allows you to stay and don't let anyone else disrespected now where people are being treated like nothing unless they have some high-powered job and I think the will of God is God doing well and praise God. People were able to stay home and dedicate themselves and just because they don't have a monetary paycheck, and if you think you don't have a job it's not true is not true because the fact of the matter is if you're fulfilling a God-given assignment that's work to do it well is working with kids well work parents and then come home and go to work and others are to stay home, but when you stay home you can send it matters and said no when the command and how to speak to people in it because you with my thank you. We worked with manners and good work ethic and put in your time to make something happen and make them happen.

Well that's part of the time, whether it's monetary or nonmonetary contribution. Number three gives you time to minister to serve others documents all time to minister number four God gives you time to sleep. Thank you Jesus.

You know sleep is in the will of God is built in. God says you can't be everything I want you to go to sleep. There are times when that is God's prescription for your life. Sometimes we want to risk some real cranky and edgy and on edge and irritable snapping at folks who are not plain enough probably not your prayer life. How much sleep you get and stress. If you're not eating well and you're not eating regular meals, sensible meals at regular intervals, and sleep. The pride sleepy plus hungry equals cranky I get hungry enough to go somewhere and play after you eat and get you that we want to hear from you Hear from you. At that point.I want you to sleep first Kings 19 Lodge was on the run from Jezebel and he was out there. The Bible says he left his servant.

He was in a bad state of mind. He told a service that he will go by myself. I'll need you right now and he went off on his own bodice as he sat under a tree and prayed that he would die profit man of God. He just call down fire and God responded to heaven, but today he's in a very different from the money like Lord to take down this work. Please what the Lord do we ask for what he wanted, which was the die got answer by giving what he needed to do what you want him to regular to me, this is my season for you to get what you want one his season for'll need to die and what did God do when he woke up disappointed that he was still on earth. You can get there. You know you get there disappointed that it was too long when he got to sleep.

He looked over and there was water and bread. God had sent an angel to supernaturally provide them the Holy Spirit and now when I lay my hand down and you're never going to want to die.

God will water any and went back to sleep. The Lord said rise and eat because the journey ahead of you is too much for you to go without taking care of yourself. I'm here to tell somebody.

God's got plans for you and your time is and you got what you need to do with your time, because the journey ahead of you is too important for you to miss time to sleep time to build and nurture significant relationships. Time for relaxation and recreation time for isolation. I'll talk about those in the next message God has given you all the time you need to do his will.

You will just understand that we are stewards of time given by God. God has entrusted all of us with unique gifts and abilities.

We have varying degrees of financial resources varying numbers of days on earth but all of us have the same spiritual mandate to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. That's our mission here destined for victory and you can help by praying for this ministry and sending a special gift when you can. In appreciation of your generous gift today. Pastor Paul will send you his booklet.

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Again, the addresses destined for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 waking hours and dedicated many of us were awake approximately hundred and 20 hours a week I would be encouraging you to take at least 12 hours more necessary for the purpose of worship and spiritual development. Know what I mean when I talk about that area you get the answer to that question. Next time, and Pastor Paul Shepard's message making the most of what you have. But until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for victory

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