Recap: 1 & 2
What to do when you don’t know what to do.
1. Seek – Put God first in everything.
2. Shift – Put your priorities on the things above.
Today is going to be a bonus day. You are going to receive step 3 & 4. When you put all four of these concepts into practice, you will begin to understand what God is calling you to, when you don’t know what to do.
Submit to the possibility you don’t know everything. For men this is extremely hard. We are natural “fixers.” We want to fix the problem not submit to the idea that we don’t know what to do. In these situations, it is biblical to seek wise council. When you considering what college to attend, ask people around you about their experiences. When you are looking to find that perfect mate, ask your friends what they think. It does not mean that you will always necessarily agree but if all the people around are saying one thing and you are saying another, some times it is because we have blinders on to the situation. We are not seeing it from the same perspective as everyone else. Note: go to trusted people. Go to people who have a track record for making right decisions. Don’t ask someone advice about marriage, who has been married 17 times. Find someone who has been married for 55 years and ask, “What makes you two work?”
In order to figure out what we are to do when we are not sure, submit and seek wise council.
You may think that is crazy. What do you mean sing? Like a song? That is exactly right. In the Bible when Paul and Silas were in jail, they sang. When they sang the doors opened. Why? The break through came when they began to sing praise to God.
Read Psalms 77:1-20.
1.In the beginning of this chapter, there was a sigh of desperation. The middle of the psalm it says, God I remember you, you are my God. At the end of the Psalm, you see he is declaring God, you are my God! The Psalm went from tribulation to celebration!
2.We don’t have a clue of what might happen next week. But if we know things are going to come, we can understand how to deal it with before it deals with us.
In our next discussion, I want to talk to you about the next generation church followed up with how to build momentum in your life. After putting these 4 concepts into practice, you are going to begin to get out of the valley and get to the mountain top. I want to teach you how to go from mountain top to mountain top.
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