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This is a brilliant one. Psalm 32:8. I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you shall go. I will guide you with my eye. God wants to show you some stuff. He wants you to take time to back off, to back down, to quit striving, to stop hustling, chill back, lean into him. And he wants to say, look at what I’m seeing. Look at what I see. I do what I see the father doing. Look at what I see, son. Look at what I see daughter. Come on, let me accompany you to the fulfilment of this vision. Jesus accomplished more in three years of Ministry. He did good. The boy did good. Were there still incredible needs that he didn’t tend to? You bet. Were there a lot of things in that three year Ministry that he left? Don’t give me a religious answer, okay? Yes, of course he did. There were loads of sick people that he never even lots of hungry people. And yet, was he ever fretful? Was he ever stressed? Was he ever thinking, oh, man, there’s so many needs. I just can’t fulfill them. Let’s run here.
Let’s run there. His own friend dies. And because the dad had told him, Look, I’ve got a bigger thing going on here. I just need to just stay here for a couple of days, make sure the guy is cold and dead in the grave. Do you think that Jesus was worried about what other people would think? He left his own mate to just die Lazarus was talking about? Do you think that would have been misunderstood? Do you think the disciples would have been?
How can you leave his best friend like that? Why are they feeding hungry? Why are they doing this? Why aren’t you doing that? Why aren’t you doing this? Why aren’t you?
They’re doing that.
And why aren’t you doing that? Why aren’t you doing that?
Do you think a lot of that was going on all the time? And that kind of stuff is like a hornet’s nest of confusion in the spirit. And we can tune in to that, or we can choose to tune in to this is the Way walk you in it. I’m going to instruct you. It’s not just instructing you how to be a really good Christian and have a good Church service either. It’s like, okay, Jesus, how can I what ultra romantic series should I write best? Next? What genre should I go into next? What cover should I use for this? I mean, this is my life. How should I write this description? How am I going to build my email list to reach more subscribers, Lord, or whatever it may be? Jimmy, do you think Jesus is interested in those things? Just as much as how can I look really good on Sunday morning? The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Steps means companionship. And you know what he’s going to do he’s going to order he’s going to render sure proper or prosperous he’s going to make preparation and provide for you.
I absolutely concur when I started to focus in on what I know and I knew for years, man, I just didn’t I pursued other good things. I take God prospers boy, oh boy I’m still kind of a bit like, wow, how do I now deal with this? We pray for stuff and then God gives it to us and we’re like, oh I’m there. I’m like, man, I’m just little me but God wants big you fulfilling your destiny. Am I some big name anywhere? No. Am I going and everyone’s falling out?
Is the glory coming down and I’m on the God TV? No. Praise God thank you, Jesus that I’m not because I’m finding that it’s a lot more comfortable to sit in the seat that he has prepared for me in heaven Than to try and push someone else out of their seat and then can I fit into this evangelist clothes or this pastor’s clothes or this Apostles close or whatever it may be I’m a lot more comfortable just like I can accomplish a lot more as myself than pretending to be someone else. Put it that way.
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