On this cloudy and windy Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, Joel Osteen’s message is titled “Knowing What To Ignore,” in our lives. These are my notes that I took as I watched and listened to his message, please feel free to (Click Here for today’s Podcast) of Joel’s broadcast: If we are going to live in victory, we have to be selective, as to what we are going to give our time and attention to. What is really important in our lives? Critics cannot keep us from our destiny in life. We have a purpose in life to fulfill our destiny. We should not spend our time trying to please everyone else in our lives. We need to follow what we know in our heart to true. God will fight our battles for us if we stay in faith and believe in Him. The key is to not get distracted by the naysayers in life!
Is this conflict in your life really worth the time and effort you’ll spend fighting for a resolution to this problem? If not, then it’s not a battle worth fighting. We should stay in peace with our emotions, because life is too short, to be wasting our energy on unimportant matters, in our lives. We need to ignore many of these frustrations in life so that we can enjoy life more freely. When people belittle you, they are being little, don’t ever fight battles with small minded people. Joel quoted 1 Samuel 10:27 and talked about Saul’s troubles. We must take the high road in life, so that we can enjoy the good life, God has in store for us.
This is the information from the podcast page about today’s message Knowing What To Ignore by Joel Osteen:
If you’re going to live in victory, you have to be selective about what you give your time and attention to. You have to know which thoughts, comments and people to ignore.
Jesus had a lot of opposition in His ministry with people questioning and challenging Him. But all the while, He stayed focused. What we learn from Jesus is He didn’t try to make every critic understand why He did things the way He did or set every record straight. He was focused on what His Father called Him to do.
In the same way, in order to fully reach your God-given destiny and be effective, there will be some critics in life that you will have to ignore their insults, opinions and speculations; you’ll have to lay them aside. That means keeping your eyes on God and focusing on what He says about you. He approves you, and that’s all that matters.
When others don’t give you their approval, when others are talking about you, learn to ignore it and let it go so you can reach your God-given destiny. God has already equipped and empowered you with everything that you need.
Don’t waste your valuable time trying to play up to people, trying to win over all your critics, trying to prove to someone that you’re important. God approves you, and that’s all that matters! Your future is too big to get distracted by small battles!
Be blessed by ignoring the distractions so you can enjoy life!
Thanks for Listening,