Encourager vs. Enabler

There is a huge difference between being an encourager and being an enabler. An enabler will leave you where you are, fixing things for you, and rarely challenging you. Enablers leave you in a place of being condemned. An encourager will always point you to where you need to be.  Encouragers are always challenging you, but never condemning you

Hebrews 10:23-25 teaches us to be encouragers: “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”

To encourage is defined as: “To inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence: to stimulate, to advance, to spur on.” In other words, to infuse courage in one another. Let us be encouragers and not enablers. ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TODAY!

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Commit, Don’t Quit

God wants you to learn to stay planted SO THAT He can work in you. If you keep uprooting yourself you will miss out. You will just be a prostitute with your gifts instead of a powerful force that changes the world! Others may be telling you to rebel, God is telling you to stay planted. God is not a genie in a bottle that gives you everything you want, but He is a God who works wonders in your life when you are committed to Him. He will pour out His blessings on you and you will see major return if you stay committed. God’s plan doesn’t always feel good, but it is good. He is a progressive God that is changing and growing you, and will always push you beyond where you are. Unless you are committed to grow with Him you will miss what He has in store for you! PROSPERITY IS YOURS TO GRAB HOLD OF!

“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good (Plans to Prosper you) and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope'”. –-Jeremiah 29:11

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7 Comes Before 11

God knows the plan He has for us. The question is, are we willing to go through the process to discover it? Strong vision is a principle God teaches people so they have the endurance to run the race He has marked out for them! Vision must trump circumstances to have the capacity to contain the quantity of what God wants to do in you and through you! Vision is not all it takes to have the capacity to contain the quantity of What God wants to fulfill in us and through us. Jeremiah 29:7 – And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare. God wants to build verse 7 in our lives SO THAT we can handle verse 11. Remember Seven Comes Before Eleven…Working hard where I am today, Determines What I can handle tomorrow…My Work Ethic determines my Welfare!

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Be Humble

God sized humility is walking in full confidence that you are who God says you are, not who everyone else says you should be. God didn’t call people to be clones. He has created you to be you, and designed you uniquely. Humble your heart before the Lord SO THAT you can discover who you are, because you are unique, with a purpose and a plan to live out with your life. You have to step out so you can step in to your God destiny. Don’t try to be EVERYTHING and miss THE THING that God has created you to be. You are a part, not the whole, so have God sized confidence in the part that God has created you to be.

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Good is the Enemy of Great

Are you ready to leave your GOOD life and experience the GREAT life? We may have to leave the familiar and step out into the unfamiliar. Don’t settle for the goodness in life when God has greatness waiting for you. We are a masterpiece…a piece of the Master’s plan. There is a pathway to get there. You have to trust Him, do you know who’s you are? Jesus’ end goal is not for you to know who God is but to make Him known. Do you know who God has created you to be? He wants to do something great in your life. Discover who you are, whom you belong to, how you belong and then walk in the fullness of that.

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The “So That” Clause

God wants to make deposits of greatness in you SO THAT you can see how much He wants to invest in your life. He expects exponential return. Leverage them and make His name known. Be humble. Humility is having full confidence in who God says you are and who He created you to be. You are uniquely gifted be who you are SO THAT you can make Him known!!! Walk confidently in what that gift is. Never downgrade the gift that God has given you! He has created you a new SO THAT you can do something amazing with your life! 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 teaches us to help each other SO THAT we can carry out His vision for the world. You have a part not the whole. Have you discovered your part? Are you ready to help others get who God is and begin to play theirs?

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Why Me God?

Have you ever found yourself asking God why? Why am I going through this? Have I gotten off track? Have I missed the mark? Show me what’s wrong with me. Maybe its time we stop asking why and begin to ask what! Just because you don’t fully understand the WHY in every situation, does not nullify WHAT God wants to do in and through you. Have you ever thought about what your going through in life may be because God wants to show up and do something incredible in and through you? Instead of always asking God why, begin to ask God what! What is it that He is trying to show me? It may look like a setback but it is really a SETUP!

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Holy Spirit Horsepower

Throughout the summer series: Legos To Legacies we have learned leadership principles. If we take a trip back to the beginning of the year through the Truth & Tradition weekend teaching we learned that we change the world through pouring leadership principles into people. If you want to influence people…SERVE!!! Serving leads people to their God destiny and unleashes their greatest potential. Did you know that you have great power and purpose? We are commissioned to change the world and run with HOLY SPIRIT HORSEPOWER!!! Step up and step into the game, there are opportunities and encouraging teams of CHANGE AGENTS waiting for you!!!

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Rescue Mode

You may be in self-discovery mode, running from God, or in self-righteous mode, posing for God and missing His love. Well, your Heavenly Father is ALWAYS in RESCUE MODE!!! You may be running from Him or posing for Him, but He loves you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE. He comes with open arms not a finger pointed at you! He didn’t come to condemn us but to salvage us and restore us into a right relationship with Him. He will rescue you, right where you are!!!

In week 4 of Legos to Legacies we learn how a prodigal can change your world, so that you can change lives that change the world! Watch the entire message

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The Prodigal God

This past weekend we learned a new twist on a classic story. The “Prodigal Son” story is about God and His love in spite of who we are. We learned the definition of the word prodigal as RECKLESSLY EXTRAVAGANT, HAVING SPENT EVERYTHING. Our great God is a prodigal God!!! He is recklessly extravagant so that His sons & daughters can understand His great love & He runs after them. He is running after you today, right where you are.

In week 4 of Legos to Legacies we learn how a prodigal can change your world, so that you can change lives that change the world! Watch the entire message

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