It’s Sunday and Joel Osteen’s message is titled “Deal With It!” And this it that Joel is talking about today: Is anything that is keeping you from being your best in life. These are my notes that I took as I watched and listened to Joel’s broadcast. Please feel free to Click Here for today’s Podcast to listen to it for yourself. These things that are keeping us from being our best: They may be an addiction, a bad habit, a hot temper, or something smaller, like getting to work on time. God is always dealing with us about something; He wants us to come up to a new level in life.
But anytime we go up higher, part of our flesh has to go lower. The Scripture says: “If we’re going to share in Christ’s glory we have to share in His suffering.” There’s a suffering that we as believers are supposed to endure; as it says in 1 Peter 4:1 we are to say no to our flesh. God has our best interests at heart. And if we’re feeding the desires of our flesh it will become stronger. We need to be feeding the desires of our spirit so that it will be what is growing stronger.
When we are trying to deal with it we should remember: What we don’t confront we will not conquer when dealing with these desires of the flesh. We need to humbly go to God and ask Him for His help in overcoming these desires of the flesh. It takes humility to admit these unwanted desires of the flesh and to ask God for His help to give us the strength to do what we cannot do for ourselves.
This is the information from This Week’s Message page about today’s broadcast titled Deal With It! by Joel Osteen:
With every act of obedience, there is a blessing. When God asks you to do something that seems difficult — forgive somebody that really hurt you, walk away from a friend that is polluting your life, let go of an addiction— it takes a major effort on your part. But you can be assured that a major blessing will follow. There will be a significant shift in your life for the better. God always rewards obedience.
Receive God’s blessing by dealing with it!
Thanks for Listening,