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Precious in His Sight - Born to Be a Winner, Part 1

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April 8, 2022 6:00 am

Precious in His Sight - Born to Be a Winner, Part 1

Living on the Edge / Chip Ingram

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April 8, 2022 6:00 am

Do you struggle with seeing yourself in a positive light? Wondering if you measure up to the expectations of those around you? Chip’s wife, Theresa, shares her journey to see herself as God sees her - as a precious. valuable child of the King.

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Let me ask you kind of a funny couple questions.

Can you take a genuine compliment you downplayed your skills and gifts.

You often minimize your effort or even their accomplishments. Are you generally a more self-conscious person will today talk about what's behind that self-doubt that we all struggle and how begin to see ourselves doing God welcome to this additional living only a trip through Living on the Edges of international discipleship ministry helping Christians live like Christian so many of you know chips are regular Bible over the past few programs he's passed the bike to his wife, Teresa stalker series purchases in just a minute shall address the live of God. This is such a relevant topic so let me encourage you after today's message to share it with someone in your life you can easily do that. You're bigger about by downloading and sharing the free MP3s that you find of there now is our guest teacher Teresa Ingram with her message board to be a winner.

We are influencing how it will influence how we live our lives and Proverbs 20 374 as a man thinks to himself, so he is and what we believe in our hearts what we say to ourselves, ourselves, talk about who we are. Program hires here at either success or defeat, and think about what do I believe about me now. Do you believe you were born to be a loser are born to be a winner and I want you to know tonight that God says that you were born till we left throughout my growing up years. In my early adult years. I learned to talk to myself and very negative way and I am learning to base my words on faulty foundations and I told you this morning little about my life at age 25, I accepted Christ into my life and was born again and that moment I became a part of the new family and I was given a new nature and a new identity and now I had a righteousness the righteousness of Christ in me and the only problem was is that after I made that decision after I accepted Christ after I received all those wonderful things I still saw myself as a Cinderella and I still land and acted like a Cinderella and I was like little man that I learned to learn to think in a crooked way. All my life up to that point I had learned to look at life through a faulty belief system and I wasn't even aware at that time, my thinking was crooked and I continue to think about myself and live out my life. On the way and I always had and I wasn't aware of the negative self image and those negative beliefs continue to influence me and they influence the decisions that I made how I acted around others. They influence my ability to trust the Lord and believe that he loved me and I cannot believe that God wanted to give me good things and that I didn't have to work real hard to try to receive good things from God and I just cannot believe that God would want was going to use my I cannot believe that when my little boys were 40 years old and I were married six months after we were married, we moved away from everything that I had ever now up to that point my life and we moved from West Virginia to Dallas, Texas, and we moved there for Chip to attend Dallas theological seminary and had this point in my life.

Not only has God given me a husband but he gave me something even greater because for the first time in my life. I began to experience unconditional love from someone even in his imperfect way. It was a wonderful thing. I had not experienced before Chip began to pour into my life. Words of encouragement about me as a person should never heard before and our first two years of marriage were rough because we had so many adjustments to make in our lives, but I sensed a lot of love and commitment from chips that help me to feel secure in our relationship as a part of his schooling at Dallas seminary had to take counseling courses and he was in this one particular class. He was learning about how our negative beliefs. How we think about ourselves. The fact our behavior in his seat.

He was listening to his professor. One day he saw his wife in an illustration. He thought that sounded just like me. And so to the kind of person that if he sees there's a problem with anything he was to fix it right now so Me and in His Professor, so There Professor Was.

It Was a Psychologist Is Very Well Trained in This Area and so Then I Took a Couple Personality Test and I Went Back in and Talked with Him and I Went Back in Together and His Professor Looked at Chip and He Said You Know You Said You I Who Is a Cadillac but She Thinks She's a Volkswagen and Ride to Me the Impact That My Background Had on the Way That I Learned to View Myself and That Moment Was One of Those Defining Moments in My Life. You Know We All Have Those from Time to Time, but It Was Cooling in My Life and I Realized That My Thinking Was Wrong the First Time I Realized That I Never Fully Embrace What God Had Done in My Life and That My Negative Thinking Was Actually a Difference to Allowing God to Work and in Life Continues Me the Way He Wanted to. This Time, of Course, We Were Preparing to Go into Full-Time Ministry and so This Was Something I Felt like I Can Really Need to Get This Worked out and so I Began to Take Steps Towards Learning How to Find My Identity in Christ to Learn How to Embrace Who I Really Was and I Found It to Be a Long Journey and Found It to Be A Lot Of Hard Work at Times and Working at It down.

I Still You Know till the Day I Die I'll Still Be Working on Some of These Things but You Know Why God Changed Me to Change Me and Now I Experience the Freedom in My Life I Have the Freedom to Enjoy the Way God Is 90 Imperfections in All and the Freedom to Learn from and Appreciate My past and Have the Freedom to Be Used of God, and to Use the Gifts and Abilities That God Is Given Me and I Believe God Wants Us for Honest Children.

It's Not Just for Those of Us That Have Come from Difficult Task and Is Not Just for Those of Us Who Are Going in Fulton.

He Wants Us for All of His Children. He Wants All of Us to Have the Freedom to Live in That Embrace the Identity of Who We Truly Are. Some of You Were Raised in Really Wonderful Christian Homes, Very Loving Homes.

We Had Very Positive Parents and You and Have near the Struggle That I Did This Area and That's Wonderful, Wonderful Thing If There's Others of You Who Are Raised in Very Neglectful Homes Were Always Abusive Parents or from Came from Broken Homes, and You Have Real Deep Struggles in This Area of Your Life Struggles with Yourself and Age and They Just Impossible to Overcome. Sometimes They Do and Because All of Us Are Imperfect People and Were Living in a Very Sinful World.

And Because We Have an Enemy the Devil Who Is Always Trying to Plant Those Negative Thoughts in Our Minds We Each All of Us Need to Really Learn to Embrace and Crash Who We Are in Christ.

It's Important for All of Us, so That When Those Negative Thoughts Come in and They Will Pay Well for All of Us in Those Doubts Come into Our Minds That We Have a Way to Be Reminded to Combat Those Thoughts and Reminded of Who We Really Are in Christ and to Respond to Life Situations Out Of That Truth Not Out Of the Negative Thoughts That May Be There.

And God Desires for Us to See Ourselves As He Sees Us and He Wants Us to Be Free to Think and to Be All That He Created Each of Us Today, and It's Not so Worsen Focus on Ourselves All the Time. That's Not What Were to Do, but That We Are to Be Fully Satisfied with Who We Are and so We Can Enjoy God and That He Can Use Our Lives.

God Says That Your Beautiful in His Eyes That You Are of Great Value to Him and That You Are a Good Person and That Your Clean and That You Are Fully Forgiven and That Your Righteous Because of Your Relationship with Him and We Need to Learn to Embrace That Truth and Just Think about Do Your Thoughts and in Your Actions Really Reflect That You Believe That You Know We Need to Think about That and Think about What What Do We Believe Will Tonight I'd like to Give These Ingredients That Are Very Important to Have in Our Lives for Each of Us to Truly Embrace God's Truth and These Are All Very Biblical Ride on the Bible. I Found That They Work and Whatever God Says I Know That It Works in These Leaders Exclude Essential Ingredients for Learning Think Correctly about Who We Are and for Changing Our Negative Self Talk and to Top That Reflects God's Truth about Us and Tonight's Session Is Kind of Our Tool Time Session Because Were Going to Learn Some Things That We Can Actually Do to Change the Way We Think the First Thing We Need to Recognize Number One Is That the Battle Is in Our Mind. That's Where the Battle Is Our Mind Plays a Very Very Important Role in Our Relationship to Christ and How Successfully We Live Our Lives in Romans 12, Two and Three, It Says and Do Not Be Conformed to This World but Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind That You May Prove What the Will of God Is That Which Is Good and Acceptable and Perfect for through the Grace Given to Me. I Say to Every Man among You, Not to Think More Highly of Himself and He Ought to Think, but to Think so Is to Have Found Judgment As God Has Allotted to Each Measure Safe Seats in the Renewing of the Mind Know How to Do the Will of God. It's in the Mind and in the Only Way That We Will Not Be Conformed to This World, Which Is What We Don't Want to Do with the Negative Thoughts and a Native of the Lease Is to Renew Our Mind with God's Truth and It Is in the Renewing of Our Minds and Were Able to Make Wise Sound Decisions Say That Will Reflect the Will of God in First Corinthians 216 It Says for Who Has Known the Mind of the Lord, That He Should Drop Him, but We Had Been Given the Mind of Christ. Think about That That Which You Have the Mind of Christ We Have Been Given the Ability to Think As Christ the Wonderful Wonderful Treasure.

Ephesians 4 2324 That You Be Read Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind and Put on the New Self, Which in the Likeness of God Has Been Created in Righteousness and Holiness of the Truth.

Here Again We Be Renewed in Our Minds. That's Where the Battle Is We've Been Given This Wonderful Treasure of Timelines to Make Sessions and Think in a Way That We Can Limit Our Lives, According to God's Will to Make Choices with Our Minds to Live Righteously and to Be All That God Planned for Each of Us Today, and so Doesn't Make Sense That That's Where Satan Would Attack Human Saliva. Since This Is Where Our Battle Lies in Ephesians Downey God's Goodness.

If Satan Can Keep Us Doubting God's Goodness in His Lab If He Can Keep Us Believing Were Bad People That Were Failures. Anything Can Keep Us Covered.

I Went with Gail and Condemnation and Can Keep Us Out Of God's Word and He Can Keep Us so Busy Trying to Earn God's Favor.

We Are Spending Time with the Lord Then Say He's One and Were under His Control and and We Are Fulfilling the Prophecy of the Tattoo Born to Liz and Satan. Satan Does Not Want Us to Know and Believe Who We Truly Are.

And so He's Going to Attack the Area with a Vengeance, Especially to Start Working on It.

He's Going to Attack Because If We Really Grasp Who We Are Receiving God Is Really Going Use Our Lives and Satan Was to Keep Us Believing That Were Victims God Says Were Not.

He Says Were Victorious in Him and Set Corinthians 10 Form Five It Says for the Weapons of Our Warfare Are Not of the Flesh, but Divinely Powerful for the Destruction of Fortresses We Are Destroying Regulations Every Lofty Thing Raised up against the Knowledge of God Is a Thoughts, Positive Thoughts in Our Minds That Are against God, and We Are to Take Every Thought Captive to the Obedience of Christ.

There Again, Where's the Battle within Our Minds. That's Where We Need to Fight Satan Is the Accuser of the Brethren in A Few Are Having Condemning Thought.

It's Not from God. If You're Having Feelings of Guilt over Things That You Have Already Asked the Lord's Forgiveness for That Deal Is Not from God or If You Even Have Vague Feelings of Guilt. You Know Why You Feel Guilty or Anything That You've Done Wrong.

It's Not from God Is from the Pit of Hell Recognize for Those Negative Thoughts Come from, and We Don't Do Something Don't Have To Listen to It That the Key to Our Success in This Area Is the First to Recognize Where the Battle Is Thought in Our Minds and Satan Is out to Destroy God's People and to Render All of Us Ineffective in God's Service and Is Major Area of Task Will Be to Bring Negative Doubting Thoughts about God and God Says to Renew Your License to Take Every Thought Captive to the Obedience of Christ and Something That We Do. This Is Something That We Act upon.

It's Not Something That We Just Sat around and Help, God Zaps the Senate Half and It's Something That We Have To Take an Active Part in and so Large and I Currently Find That When We Do That for the Second Thing Here. Number Two Is the Is First of All to Win the Battle. We Must Have Regular Specific Times Mind Will We Have To Have This or We Will Not Change. First, There Is We Must Spend Time in God's Word on a Regular Basis. We Must Spend Time Reading the Bible Being in the Bible and Something That We Have To Choose to Do Something That We Have To Discipline Ourselves to Do and to Read God's Word and to Learn from Him.

Hebrews 412 Says for the Word of God Is Living and Active and Sharper Than Any Two-Edged Sword, and Piercing As Far As the Division of Soul and Dear to Both Joints and Marrow, and Is Able to Judge Listen Thoughts and Intentions of the Heart for the Change Comes Is Able to Show Us What Our Thinking Is Whether It's True or False, Is Able to Transform Our Thinking Is Living and Active Is Taking God's Word into Our Mind Is like Taking an Arrow and Shooting It through the Speculations to This False Police Because Knowing the Truth We Know What God Is How the World Can We Take Every Thought Captive to the Obedience of God. If We Don't Know What Is True Thing Is, and There's Always Truth and Lessor in His Word on a Regular Basis Not Just Every Couple Weeks.

Mark Will Transform Our Minds Is on a Regular Basis That We Need to Do That and Become Habit of Our Lives, Just like Brushing Her Teeth Every Day for Eating Dinner and We Think Those Things Are so Important and Most of Us Would Miss Those Things Ever Being in the Word of God Is to Be That Important to Us Because It's Doing More for Us Than Brushing Our Teeth and Eating a Meal His Word.

His Word Is the Bread of Life. His Word Sustains Us His Word Is the Bread from Heaven That Gives Us What We Need and Transforms Our Minds and Helps Us to Live Successfully on the Second Thing Here Is Meditation on God's Word and Then Memorization of God's Word Will Delve God's Truth Deep in Our Hearts and Memorizing God's Words on the Most Effective Tools That I've Experienced Because It Is You Have Instant Recall of What You've Learned in Joshua 18 Says This Book of the Law Shall Not Depart from Your Mouth but You Shall Meditate on It Day and Night, so That You May Be Careful to Do According to All That Is Written. And Then There's a Promise. If You Do This, Meditate on It. There's a Promise for Then You Will Make Your Way Prosperous, and You Will Have Good Success and I Don't Think That Means That You're Going to Be Read to You and Be Happy All the Time.

What It Means Is God's Is Going to Be at Work in Your Life and Guiding You and Helping You Because You Know His Truth, and Then You Make Decisions According to the Will of God Was the Most Successful Place to Be in the Will of God at the Safest Place to Be the Most Secure Place Today Is the Place Where We Have Peace and so We Need to Meditate on It to Mull over in Our Minds to Think about It, Chew over and You Know When You Read to Think about a Passage Means and Means to Me and How Would That Apply to My Life Today and Write It down.

Think about As You Go through Your Day.

That's What It Means to Meditate and Think upon Someone 19 911, 9 to 11 Says, How Can a Young Man Keep His Way Pure by Keeping It According to Thy Word with All My Heart I Have Sought the Do Not Let Me Wander from My Commandments, Thy Word I Have Treasured in My Heart That I Might Not Sin against the We Need to Hide His Word in Our Hearts, Because We Have His Word in Our Hearts to Keep Us from Singing. He Says and It'll Be There to Remind Us of What's True Is Negative Thoughts, You Will Be There to Help Us Fight Temptation This past Tuesday, I Think I Was Getting A Lot Of Fierce Opposition As I Was Preparing for the Retreat Is Coming up in. I Start to Get Real Nervous and and Tuesday I Feel Well at All. All Now You Know This Is Great Here. I Am Getting Sick Right Here before the Retreat and If This Was Early in the Morning in the Morning Did Not Start off Good and I Always Starting to Get Discouraged Already, and Immediately God Brought a Package to My Mind and I Memorized a Long Time Ago but It Was They Are in My Mind and He Said to Me You Have Need of Endurance. You Had Me in the Duracell That When You Have Done the Will of God, He Will Receive What Is Promised and You Know That Day I Thought about That All Day God Spoke to Me through That First Minute Apply to My Situation. That Day I Went to That Day and I Didn't Get Discouraged Because I Had His Word in My Heart. It Was There to Help Me to Find Tatian and and We Have Will Have Success Put Those Words in Our Heart Is Living Will Be Part of Argus Teacher Teresa Ingram's Message Board to Be Ordered or Series Precious in His Sight, She Insurable Joined Us Shortly to Share Some Additional Thoughts of Application to What We've Heard, You Often Feel like You Don't Measure up, or That Your past Mistakes Were Failures Disqualify You in Some Way from Being Accepted through the Series.

Teresa Ingram Candidly Reflects on Her Own Painful Journey with Self-Doubt and Feelings of Worthlessness Shall Sure How God Freed Her from That Mindset and Opened Her Eyes to See Her True Beauty and Value Don't Live so You Can Experience the Freedom to Better Understand God's Love. For More Information about Precious in His Sight or Series Resources Go to or Call AAA 3336003X AAA 333-6003, or up Listeners Top Special Offers to Take Just a Moment to Talk Directly to Those of You That Are Seeking a Way to Be More Connected to the Ministry Living on the Edge Where Native Partners Who Will Take a Step of Faith and Make a Monthly Financial Commitment to the Ministry. You May Be Thinking Because We Reach Millions of People to Radio and Broadcast and Online in Ministry Resources That We Probably Don't Need the Money or That Were Supported by All These People. The Fact Is, It's a Very Small Percentage of All the People Who Listen or Do Small-Group Resources That Actually Give to the Ministry. We Depend on and We Deeply Appreciate Those Partners Who Make the Decision to Walk with Us, Especially with a Monthly Commitment Doesn't Have To Be a Large Amount. So Let Me Ask You, Would You Please Pray about Becoming a Monthly Partner. Thanks so Much in Advance for Whatever God Leads You to Do but Strip Joining the Living Will Be Extreme Is an Idea That Makes Sense to You.

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But It's Been a Journey Which Would You Take a Minute Right Now and Talk to Those People Who Struggle. I Mean They Would Describe Themselves A Lot How You Described Yourself As Unworthy, Unlovable, Low Self-Esteem, How Can They Find the Kind of Freedom That You Shared in Today's Message Will I Talked A Lot about Being in the Word and Trusting in God, That Another Thing That We Need in Our Lives Is People We Really Need Each Other. God Is Made Us for Relationships and We Need the Body of Christ We Can Live in a World That Causes Us to Doubt Our Value and Our Purpose and Everything When I Was Going through a Divorce with My First Husband and He Left Me My Two Little Boys with Nothing, with No Income. With a Car That's Broken down and I Just I Needed People. I Had Become a Christian, yet by This Time and I Went to Visit My Parents and I Was so Distraught I Went up to My Dad.

I Said Danny We Will You Hold Me and He Did None and That Was the First Time I Ever Felt His Strong Arms around Me and I Realize That down.

We Meet in the Comes from People from Believers and Friends and Family Who Love the Sweet We All Need People, Especially When Were We Were Hurting. And When When We Deeply Feel Lonely As a Young Believer in That Time I Began to Go to Church for the First Time I Got Involved with a Bible Study with Some Linen and Got to Know A Lot Of Loving People from the Church to Step in and Loved Me, You Know, in a Way That I Had Received before and People Spoken so Much Confidence into My Life over the Years and the Gift That We Can Give to Other People Is to Speak Confidence into Their Lives to Because God Has Gifted Every Person and Every Person Is Unique, and We Have a Specific Purpose in His Kingdom and so I Just Want to Say That Every Patty Step up and Love Others and Make a Difference in Their Lives. It's a Great Reminder. Teresa Vertex Was We Close. If You're Looking for a Way to Get More Out Of the Teaching.

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