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The tyranny of the urgent. How true is this? How urgent things can crowd out the important things. See, what you’ve been called to do is important. Your one thing or your but a few things are really important because that bit in the machinery makes the whole thing work. Each of us are gifted differently. Each of us carry different graces. But we’re one body. And I’ll tell you, man, the body of Christ is going to kick the Devil’s butt in the last days. It’s going to rise up like the giant iron man in his big suit, not the little one. Your life is full of urgent things. And the important things, just like the Holy Ghost, are not going to demand that you give your time to them. They require you to make a choice. And if you’re a writer, write a musician, practise a schoolteacher, learn if there’s something that you know you want to do. You know, if you want to scuba dive, you’re not going to scuba dive. If you don’t go down to the pool and learn how or whatever it may be, Jimin. It’s so easy to just be so centric around our own life and our own experience.
That’s one of the problems with a preacher thing. That often preachers preach from a preacher’s perspective. Do you know what I’m saying, Jimin? And yes, we get it. But, man, you’re 24/7. Of course you can do all of that stuff. Pray 3 hours a day, read the Bible 5 hours a day. I’ve got four kids, and my rent is enough to make your toes curl. Yeah, but there are things that God is asking of you, calling you to requiring of you dreaming over you, spoken over you. You know what they are. And yet, how often do you spill all of your time and put all of your focus on energy on the urgent things that demand your attention? Instead of saying, how can I carve out time? How can I carve out finance or whatever it may be to accomplish and move forward in my warranty? You got to let go of some stuff. Seriously. Every one of us, whether it’s internal, some bucket loads of unforgiveness, we need to just let go of that bitterness. Let go of it. Disappointment. Anyone here ever been disappointed? I could fill an ocean with my disappointments. Now it’s just last year.
No. We live in reality. We abide in perfection, but we live in reality. And you know something? Sometimes things just do not work out the way you hope and the way you want and the way you dream and the way you desire. When I gave up pestering as much as I couldn’t stand doing it, when I was doing it, I never give up. I wept for days. I felt like such a failure that I could hardly drag myself off the floor. I had no plan B. But God sometimes allows us to go through things to bring us to the place where we finally discover. Oh, wow. This is okay. Actually. Jesus, I found something here in being forced to consider a little more carefully the direction that I was going in. It brought me to that Mary place where I needed to hear what Daddy was saying. And so sometimes you’ve got to let go of some stuff. You can’t be everything. You can’t be everywhere. You can’t do everything. Just swallow it. Get used to it. It’s all good. It’s better that way. You need other people. So the very word decision means an act of separating or cutting off an incision a decision.
It means to cut something off. It means that a division or a detachment of a part every decision you make will mean you have to let go of something. And I want to put just forward to you today that there may be some decisions that need to be made in this room. I would just put it to you today that there are some people, more than a few, who are presently walking a path and going in a direction that they don’t want to go in, that they’re unhappy in, that they feel ill equipped for, that they feel out of their depths in that they know is just not their thing. Decision, decision, decision. Make a decision. Not a stupid one, but make a series of decisions that will move the vehicle in the direction that you do want to go in.
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