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The Purpose of Detours

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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May 3, 2022 8:00 am

The Purpose of Detours

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Understanding your doctor 20 evidences some of the roadblocks we run into aren't there by accident create some construction. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. They say life is what happens to you busy making other plans will today.

Dr. Evans begins a series focusing on what we can learn from a man who had more than his share of unexpected twists and turns. Let's join them as he begins source all distractions from the intended route you would plan to go get enough cars to get our cars with a destination in mind, we typically know how we plan to get there which Highway were going to take what streets were going to turn along to arrive at the destination that we headed to but along the way. On many occasions we wanted to be to all detours are inconvenient. The straight line was a convenient life, but now the whole lot of folks on the D2 slowing you down from getting away you want to go. Detours are typically inconvenient distractions taking you off your preplanned route to arrive at the destination that he was seeking to reach God has a plan for your life purpose for your existence and the reason why you want to get to happen the moment after you will converted is because there is a purpose he desires you to fulfill is a reason why you not just work, not just to go through the motions. There they got designs on your life, where he is taking you, buddy. Only you leave me takes his children to lead me apart from detours not only shoot from to be to see you from A-Z to have two to be to know what is pulling out of a hat next pot of experiencing your destiny is understanding your be willing to look at Scripture. It is all being reached through the doors when God told Israel he was going to take them to their living in Canaan across the Red Sea, but when you read the script to take them directly to the Red Sea. It took him down to the fact they wind up Moses was on a day to offer 40.1.1 time.the point to the backside of the world 25 God told him what I'm going to let you this is my plan. Never thought it would take 25 years for the destiny to be reached because it seemed so real when he heard the brightest apostle in the New Testament was taken on the tour search where God took in the front page into a detour brought him back.

We let him fulfill his purpose. So let me repeat destiny for you to want you to be there is no better place for you. This place destined to what you won't get there in a straight line. There is no little in the Bible illustrates this principle, detours, and its relationship to destiny like the life of Joseph a good suspense novel. I love the drama love a movie or a book with twists and turns along the way.

When I got up a story and then I got a story within the story and the story would've the story that's within the story that was a story, please get the same time I'm impatient.

I go to the last scene where all the stuff 11 we do that we go to the end of Joseph story. Look at Genesis chapter 50 this is the end of the story we go back up to the beginning of the story of the second month go to the end begin helps us understand the concept of destiny and I challenge you to read the whole story. Chapter 37 through chapters 50 this week, 37, the 15th gives you the whole suspense novel, but Joseph said to them, that is, his brothers not be afraid for in God's place. You got ahead of Bethany. There is meaning in the place God has for you. Am I not in God's place for you, you good for evil but God meant it for good to bring about this present results to preserve many alive so therefore do not be afraid to provide you and your little ones. We comforted them and spoke kindly to them. Please notice that phrase you you against me and God meant it for good to watch.

It tells you something about destiny. It includes people in let's go back to the beginning of the story. Chapter 37 we find in verse two.

Joseph was 17 years of age as the son of Jacob will appreciate this and how the story unfolded, where the story ends with will discover as we go along. John is born into a functional family that Jacob. Jacob was a little boy was a deceiver trickster. His name means trickster with the same things so out of something in order to get his wife by train to deceiver's job is what Jacob, his father's wife.

Chapter 35 is 2009.

Read your Bible talk about scandal so yeah with his father and his father. You can imagine the dynamic that God's will for me to get get spiritual law, semester is no sudden yell into which so if we look at we don't see a lot of ingredients for great destiny, but it gets worse. Verse three says not Israel. That's Jacob. Jacob shows up. So right now the baby boy will be one to come up in Benjamin. But Joseph maybe right now if of the day.

Why because he was the son of his old age because Joseph is Rachel and Rachel was the wife. Jacob loved Joseph his favorite because it came from Rachel.

Rachel shows up all the sons become the way you look, a multi colored, or you and I would say an elegant role. The baby and now his room. This is the key 13 verse 18 talks about the role the king gave David gave to his children and it was an indication of royalty like a bunch of kids and on graduation day you about the new when they graduate.

You treat me like special, notice what happens saw that there brothers and could not speak to him on friendly terms. So now you got a situation that is playing favorites. Now let me tell you why they hated him all got a pretty well, but that some real big goals to be because at what was to be recognized and will double inheritance got twice as large as the will is what this meant that he was going to be treat it like the first move on. Even though at this point on and it says and knocks on friendly terms. They talk about baby gray and there were sibling conflicts and some of you know what it's like not be able to communicate with brothers or sisters or siblings because of what went down with daddy among the problems were Joseph continued to escalate as we'll see when Dr. Evans continues her message just a moment what you're hearing today is the first part of Tony's nine lesson series called Joseph detours to destiny and explain why many of the twists and turns. We experience in life are part of God's plan reveals ways we can learn and grow when life's road takes us in unexpected directions. Right now we're making this collection available on CD or instantly downloadable MP3s is her way of saying thanks for your gift toward the ministry of the alternative. Just visit Tony to make your donation request your copy of Joseph detours to destiny. This is a limited time offer so be sure to drop by Tony today or call us at one 800 832, 22 team members are available around the clock to help you with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 have that information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this apprentice Dr. Tony Evans says Christians have a habit of under using overlooking our most valuable spiritual resource to our in-depth course on kingdom. Prayer Tony Evans training center you'll discover how God has wired the world to work like prayer experience for yourself how it connects heaven with her time with not only gain a new understanding and appreciation for prayer you'll actually pray in transforming ways never experienced before. The course is intense work through it at your own pace and get all the help online form and course is custom content from Tony not available warehouse connect with the Tony Evans training center Tony Evans, it's like having a seminary on your smart phone or other device. Start today Tony 33 dream last night behold with the binding. She feels she froze up and also stood erect and hold your she's gathered around down like your boy you respond to the drains. The words dream dreams related to his brothers. Still another dream, and behold the sun went down the drain you have actually called ourselves down before you become. But he's made three mistakes.

We review Joseph's mistakes number one the end of verse two and Joseph brought back a bad report about them to the tattletale one if you you think much of 17 years old.

You know mature first. What drains the phone who don't like dream God but is God-given will not people you already think me subordinates to okay we read in the beginning of the chapter with his brothers don't like him and speak harshly to him with his brother, the flamboyant big scene with a gangsta lean is where one time.


The favorite one the war you want to dreamed that I love more than you and the proof is everyday. I get up to watch this one case. Watch this dream Joseph to interpret dreams is his uniqueness, dream, and to interpret dreams which is going to but so so you can realize his dream which means he needs to hear this, Lawrence gives to give you when you arrive, God is doing that one time you already shoot through on the phone when you get there when getting ready to to the next spiritual level toward your destiny. You will like this I gotta tell the truth before they get better. I know that the truth is you will deep toward you and I think most of us know when construction is taking place. The construction crew created by God create some construction lines for ship taking the chip away at the end we respond to the long tool was to be blocked from the best.

So things may get worse before they get better because development of the process.

One God wants to make sure you're ready for the worst thing you can have God want you to be in.

Dr. Evans will come back with a final comment about why that development process dimension can sometimes get uncomfortable. But first, if you'd like to get a copy of today's lesson to review again or to share with someone you care about the title to ask for is the purpose of detours. Better yet, you can get the full-length version of today's message along with eight other insightful lessons as a part of Tony's audio teaching collection called Joseph detours to destiny the complete collection is available on CD or downloadable MP3s as our thank you gift for your contribution toward the continued outreach of the alternative, don't put it off.

Visit us to make your contribution and resource request that's Tony or you can let one of our friendly team members, assist with your request. When you call us at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222.

The Bible tells us one of the attributes of God's Holy Spirit living in operating inside of us is kindness. And that's something we can never have too much of share, a kind word or gesture with someone today as you seek to carry God's light to a world in need of his love tomorrow more about the purpose of life, detours, and why, just when we think we are ready for what God has in store for us. God things were ready for more preparation and purification. That's coming up tomorrow and makes the perfect lead-in to Dr. Evans final comment for today will remember September 1, 2013, we gathered and that's where my granddaughter Karis was surprised with an engagement ring from her boyfriend got a cracker Jack box poured the crackerjack thousand outcomes is diamond engagement ring and each cancel one.

The hands her Bible and he says will you marry me if you want into her.

She will make sure you see every thing the purchase from the store didn't start that was dug up from the ground and it was dirty.

You, but the value was not now realized it had to go through a process before never wound up on think I know many of us have dreams of me is all God's law so clean you up. I cannot would you send the righteousness you from the ground to go through a process. First, that means things may get worse before they get the alternative with Dr. Tony made possible by the generous contributions from listeners like

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