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Set Yourself Up for Success (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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April 29, 2022 8:00 am

Set Yourself Up for Success (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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The last sentence on them all what you made some things. Nobody sets you down and talk to verbally they just showed you and Julie in it and before you know it you had caught something when you can't stop, you find yourself acted on it without even knowing your own.

What can Hollywood teach us about success.

Find out next on the Friday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard: thanks for tuning in.

Well when it comes to steering us towards God's brand of success the silver screen doesn't always get it right.

But every now and then the moviemaker surprises today pastor Paul takes us to a familiar 1980s film will offer a foundational principle for achieving biblical success in your life. Stay with us here or stop by Pastor anytime you hear today's message or in your recent message on demand. That's Pastor and be sure to subscribe to the podcast a Google podcast respond if I were ever you enjoy your podcasts now in today's Destin for victory message. Set yourself up for success is Pastor Paul is just doing things right, it's doing the right and the right things I learned best by somebody.

God brings into your life to teach you not only the what, but the house so when I said quicker learned at the movies I'm thinking of certain types of movies one, of which, when I was a young man in the 1980s were just born in the 1980s. Trust me on this. In 1984, a movie came out called the karate kid karate kid something only sold when I came out I think in 2010 as nice to Jaden.

Jaden Smith. He did a good job in his version about old school because he got Mr. Miyagi also may only do people don't believe I'm about Daniel LaRusso. He moved to California with his mama and didn't like it a little bit got in trouble be got beat up at school all what I did like you want to go back to. But God had a plan for because they moved into a place where Mr. me how delete. Long story short, we all know that he learned so much. All he wanted to do was go to a karate school and learn how to do karate so you can project himself and the old school not just about to learn how to be focused will teach you some lessons right here and say something to the younger generations.

I pray you will get the most life lessons are more often caught than taught, say that again something mythic jotted down, put on the screen for me if you can. The most valuable life lessons are more often caught than taught me some things nobody sets you down and talk to verbally they just showed you and Julian. It and before you know it you had caught something when you can't stop, you find yourself acted on it without even consciously knowing they know because more often those kinds of lessons are caught, then our talk.

So when they and 84 version of the karate kid Mr. Biagi. I remember when you made up when Daniel Daniel said I want to learn how to do karate and he said I he looked at Daniel and he said I promise teach karate. That's my part you promise. Learn I say you do know question that's your part is a deal and then you start benefiting them for the first assignment was washed all the cars and there was a yardarm limo while you are of these old vintage cars wants all the cars then wax. Daniel began his protest and and end as he started protesting Biagi said remember the committee guarding not only what to do, but how to do it wax all present wax on right hand wax all breathing through the nose, out through mouth wax on wax off breathing through the nose, not just one car, all the cars and after that next assignment send the floor make created this wooden area out this big yard and it had these wooden floors and wooden fences and at all actually said sand the floor. The whole floor. Daniel finished late that night to demand loan. The wax wash and wax all the cars say in the floor late that night he went to Miyagi finish in the opposite come back 6 AM start early next day he sold this pain and just look at him paint the fence. Daniel thought he had finished he came to him and how does it both sides. Daniel said reluctantly, not you. He finished both sides and then Miyagi said come back in the morning start early in the morning.

Miyagi was even there buddy left him him know and something in the note said it.

Paint the house.

Now y'all know you don't learn this kind of stuff in this school. You don't learn this kind of stuff from hotshot entrepreneurs who dropped out of college and created what is now a multimillion dollar success story great, but you don't learn the principles of being successful from them because where they got to first of all, is not true success. It is admirable for what it's worth, but is not true success. If you want to learn true success could build something on the inside and not just something on the outside. And so the next morning we all know many dog what a drop out Miyagi's karate school. At this point Daniel could not believe it, and when Miyagi returned that night from Christian to admit how efficient that he left them with instruction paint the house. When he returned that night. Daniel said that's it I'm like this do. He was angry.

He began complaining before you treated me like a slave teach me one so slight he's ready. Don't go away.

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The numbers 855-339-5500 and stay with us after today's message Pastor Paul joins me from a studio in California, but first let's tune into the rest of his teaching, set yourself up for success. Once again, here's Pastor Paul. Just when he's ready to quit.

Miyagi said show me send the flow. Then he said show me what's on wax off, show me paint the fence paint the house as he showed him the correct way to do each of them. He didn't know it but he was making serious karate moves.

Why because the teacher knew that it wasn't just the money she needed to learn he needed to build character.

He needed to become a person dealing with. That's what God is making out of all of us discussed when we represent his kingdom is one a bunch of spoiled kids representing me in the world. So please show some I bless your life because my son we all got understand you can just be in the bless me a frame of mind. Every time you talk to God bless me know. You will need to be blessed Lord, you need to be try to be treated like chicken stew, BBQ, so I need to understand something God is into making us people who live from a place of success not just enjoy the trappings of success will become multimillion dollar person and all the tithes into the storehouse, I'm not against you and not against it will be a blessing although when we see how blessed you are. I don't like prosperity.

Prosperity can be a blessing, but prosperity in and of itself is not success. It is the will of God when what he's given you so younger generations. I just want to challenge you to make sure you find the people God brings into your life and listen to them. My grandmother to my dad's mom. My paternal grandmother. One of the things I heard her say more than a couple of times is boy listen to me and she said I'm coming back from where you go. I'm coming back from where you're going you want to do some you want to be somebody I'm not impressed. I can tell you was down the road. I can tell you what you better before you make a mess of things and sometimes mentors in your life don't have the brain matter you have.

They might be less intellectual than you, but don't make the mistake of believing people who are less intellectual are down some of the people might not have your degrees then go to school and all that but they had old-fashioned stuff like mother wit mother wit common sense case you don't know. Common sense is not common anymore since it is quite uncommon at the same, highly simple and that's because you don't learn wisdom in school vascular knowledge in school wisdom from the God of wisdom is sold into the world, and wise people have picked them up and learn them and lived by them you got understand how a job in is to take wherever we are in the world that's your ministry platform.

Ministry is just what I do appear. Ministry is what you do when you leave here when you sign off on line you know how to fight and you live where you where you live and God will use you and blast you and make you sing just like you made Elisha blessing to his generation was to make you a blessing to your and so stop thinking your past is administered well in ministry. My definition for you as you heard in ministry is everything we do out of love for God to win the lost, edify believers and meet people's needs. That's the definition of ministry. If you're winning the loss of your edifying brothers and sisters in Christ, helping them and if your meeting the needs of people, even folks who are in the kingdom of God and one of the greatest needs to know Jesus and know how good he and if you are reaching people with love and with and with the power of God.

The plan of God for their lives.

You are in ministry. Don't get a black shirt with white collar.

That's not ministry. That's just what some of us in vocational ministry job is your place of ministry, your place in the world is your place of ministry wherever you go God's taking it in your mouth to make a difference for his kingdom both in time and ultimately in eternity. And I need you to know. So what is going to. He became an excellent follower. He learned how to follow. He learned how to learn you understand something, don't just go out there. Some people launch before they learn learn first sit at the feet of somebody who knows what they're talking about and stop looking for perfect people. Do yourself a favor aboard the people who claim to be perfect because I met several of on the radio and on TV look really really really great summer you'll just fan out just fan out your deceitful trusts you know somebody you might see the glory you don't know enough about this though, so I just need you to understand two minutes or so. This is you gotta make sure you position yourself before you set before you lead close at the end of the day. We are all servants almost bigshot preachers on radio and TV service. I got friends or archbishops and only got older titles of the great wonderful artist. God bless you, your servant who serve it with Bishop Garbo. We are all servants when you get to heaven will be a Bishop egg will be no Bishop section doing only no adjutants come up sometime now by carrying you'll stop don't carry to carry just glorify God in your business. I'm sick of thinking that there is a big shots and little shots in the kingdom of God.

We all God will not sell, and so I am not a leader who serves. I am a servant who leads some of us have mixed up our identity with all responsibility.

My activity might be leadership but my identity is always servant, and so if you get those kinds of lessons learned from the people set out their feet. Let somebody tell you something younger folk do what we we do a lot of it informally. We just would sit and listen to the older folk talk and just listen to them and it was wisdom in what they say and stuff like that let you ask a question and you learn something that you what you got understand and and older people. I will ask you to make yourself available when you see somebody who's eager to learn more into them when you see somebody you just got that learning gene is not a whole lot of energy they know know it all gene, commerce, and we all would know everything they had met a mystery in middle life. They know everything or they take a good guess that they not trying to have you tell them anything but some of us to go back old-fashioned Daniel asked me, listen, learn, so that I can truly God and succeed in my life. Thanks so much for being here for two days destine for victory message set yourself up for success. Always glad to have you join us. I'm pleased to welcome and pastor Paul who joins me know from a studio or pastor. We are excited for the opportunities the Lord is giving us to expand our ministry this year suck but this new digital platform will be launching later. Sure with your heart as you look toward the future. Destine for victory.

I thought way back to the 80s when I was an associate pastor in my dad's church in Philadelphia during those years. The Lord gave me a vision. He sort of downloaded the vision into my heart and mind about the pastorate, I would have when he would send me away from my home church somewhere else in the country. I didn't know where that ended up being Northern California and I went there with the vision to reach thousands and I knew that reaching them by means of media would be extremely important.

I knew that them, but then that translated into. I got a get on the radio and so when I came to California had a real small church but a real big vision and I said well let's get on radio evincing the Lord bless us to do that and it went from a local broadcast to eventually a national broadcast and I was so excited to see God fulfilling the vision in that way. One of these days that vision still lives. I still want to see thousands more discipled and come to Christ.

But I realize that it can't just be radio. I'm grateful for radio. I don't plan to leave radio but I want to reach people by all means possible. And today, that means we've got to get involved with new digital platforms.

I'm excited about what's being developed. The infrastructure were creating were going to have a fresh new attractive presence online were going to use many of social media platforms everything at our disposal so I can keep doing what God sent me to California to do back in the late 80s which was to make sure people understand how to know God's son how to apply God's word and how to fulfill God's purpose and I know were going to do that even bigger and better because of the support we are receiving from our listeners and donors. I look forward to reaching far more people for Christ that sounds so great. What if God gave us all this technology for the express purpose of his gospel message. What you think that's an exciting thought. I truly believe that the church has got to become all things to all men by all means we may win some and in today's world of technology instead of cursing that we need to use it for the kingdom of God and I'm excited about those possibilities is what it all comes down to reaching as many people as we can with the gospel of Jesus Christ by any means necessary in this new digital platform is set to launch later this year in your faithful financial support will make that happen when you make your generous gift today would love to send you by request a brand-new booklet by Pastor Paul.

Did you know that there is some other compelling evidence in support of the resurrection of Jesus Christ pastor Paul shares that evidence with you in his booklet. He's alive. That's he's a life a brand-new booklet from Pastor Paul which is our gift to you by request for your generous donation to destine for victory this month. Call 855-339-5500 or visit pastor and make a safe and secure donation online. If you prefer to mail your gift to our address is destine for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 one more time that's destine for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 sometimes and sometimes you need to make people say yes when their policy says to tell you know how Sue was called to get a job, numerous of God. You know where all you have to. That's next time and pastor Paul Shepard's message the miracles in the house until then.

Remember he who began a good working you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for victory

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