Manage episode 295732081 series 2785457
Threats to the Long Game: The voices that we allow into our minds and thoughts.
There are a lot of good people that love to share their opinions. However, when we follow opinions over God's will we'll usually find ourselves ending up in two very different places.
"Your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thought" - Pastor Craig Groeschel
Threat to the long game: Making generalizations
We need to be careful what generalizations we are repeating to ourselves. Including the thought patterns that we speak out over ourselves and about our circumstances.
What we repeat can easily turn into limiting beliefs that in turn will act as the filter through how we see and process life. Impacting decisions and ultimately where we end up down the road.
1 Kings 19:10 - But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”
Romans 11:3-4 - Do you realize what the Scriptures say about this? Elijah the prophet complained to God about the people of Israel and said, “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.” And do you remember God’s reply? He said, “No, I have 7,000 others who have never bowed down to Baal!”
2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.