« Joel Osteen Podcast

Appreciating Every Area of Our Life

2018-10-02 | 🔗
Every day choose your attitude. Every day you can choose the way you see life. Choose today how you’re going to see your journey into the Promised Land.
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Welcome to the dual loose dean podcast helpless new to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit Joe hosting dot flash, give hope to give a gift today. I just want to talk to you today about appreciating the area of our line, you know when we appreciate something We bring awareness to it. We in value to it and we are less likely to take it for granted. Indeed, our honor me ten, through Twel, God was taking the children. Israel to city they had not built. He said I'm giving you homes filled with great treasure. he said I'm giving you vineyards, you didn't plough, but I'm haven't I'm to use so that you can work them, I'm giving you homes with great treasure and I'm so that you can live in them.
And he went on and on to tell all the wonderful gifts that he was giving them. But then he warned them. He said have to warn you, I'm giving you all of these things, but dont taken for granted, he's a don't, take them for granted and don't forget who gave them to you. dog taken for granted and not honor me think. The same thing is happening today. It has given us things, a great country, they live in he's, given us homes he's given us family friends, jobs, and he is saying, don't forget who gave it to you Honor me in it you see, I believe, when we appreciate God, when we appreciate the things that God has given us, we're honouring him, appreciation is a language and it honours God how many of us have seen video our visited, impoverished countries
realize how blessed we really are we have running water. We have great grocery stores, restaurants whatever we need its basically at our fingertips. And we see these these impoverished countries and people- and heart goes out to them and we build compassionate, and we also believe ass dry. Then, yet our jobs yet our homes, They fly challenges. Decisions things go wrong and we forget about those things. We forget how grateful we should be we get. the ball uninterested. We take things for granted its easy to do and we all do it.
I can tell you that we ve got to learn the language of appreciation. Have you ever heard? yourselves. I have to go to work. I have to go pick up. My kids, I have to make dinner, have to clean up after my husband. See the language of appreciation says this. It says I have I get to go to work because I have a job. I'm so glad to have my children, I'm gonna go pick them up now. I have a house, I get to clean it, that's the language of appreciation. suck into a man the other day and he was telling me he actually showed me a list of jobs that he had had ever since he was a teenager and he began at thirteen years old. He was a paper boy,
he went on to fifteen and he started moving lawns. Seventeen. He was shovel and snow, Then he went on to be a plumber. Many want to be a pipe bitter, He went on to be a contractor, many went onto and he was went on and on our thought, dear Lord, how many jobs as this man had, but the purpose of showing me this list was this. He said I went back to my life and I looked at every job that I've ever had and he said I thought about it and he said what did that job show me: what did they job give me and he assign a word to each one of those jobs. Words like commitment, perseverance, integrity, response reality is a Victoria. You know some of those jobs at the time. I couldn't see how they even made since he said they were difficult. They were harm
he says, but when I made this list he said did. It showed me how grateful I could be for each and every one of these jobs, and how developed my character. And my resolve for the next job You know what he was doing here. Adding value to his lie he was mining the gold sometimes we get stuck in those places and we make exe This is why we didn't to the next place. The way, to do this. Are parents didn't bring us up right? all about. I had an opportunity to go to college. What, if I didn't, have to this job. You see this man told me, I read this list often he said because it helps me be very aware: unconscious of where I am right now and the blessings in my life, This man is a top executive. Now, at a million dollar company
He said I read it often I never want to take this for granted. You see we should all did the goal that of our life yeah. A face challenges, we're gonna, challenges- things are always going to be easy. When we began to look for the lessons we begin to look for What can build in us? Your that's, where we're gonna buying the bow you that's when we're going to bind the purpose you see when you're appreciative and you look for the value in something. What you're doing adding to your life? Sometimes we run around thinking, there's a missing link. Can only find that thing and when that attitude like that. Your lackey. and when your lackey it's hard to find purpose. That's why we're ever you argue today, No matter how difficult it is to show you where
the value in this God, how can I appreciate is because it's something you ve given me, you see the happy people are the people that can be appreciative of working. right now on the way to wear their valley. Have you ever heard that song, you don't know what you got till it's gone, I think. As a country western saw, it sounds like you used to unfortunate that some people have to lose something before they recognise the value in it. You see, we shouldn't have to lie something to begin to appreciate it. I was talking to a man the other day and he was telling me how he had struggled with long battle of cancer and is recovery, have been very difficult he's Tell you Victoria, I see the world in a completely different way, how You'd my life before cancer is totally different. Then how I view my life now. He said the important things to me or my friends.
family. He said this that I thought it was so good. He said You know when you ve had cancer. He sent you realize that a bucket list is overrated that experiencing and appreciating what you have every day is what's important. You see we don't want to have to almost something appreciate what we we cannot get so comfortable, and so it has to the blessings and our lie. Someone gave me sculpture and a lighted. It was really pretty, I put it up in my home and that that sculpture was right, where I want to put my Christmas tree. So I took the sculpture down and I shorter than about closet in my home, I put on my Christmas decorations up. Okay, don't judge me, but I put my Christmas decorations up a week before Thanksgiving, but I take him down right after Christmas, I was taken in a closet. Just not law
go- and I noticed a sheep in the back of the closet. Not what is that and I pulled off the she and it was that statue Now that statue had been in there about two years- and I thought I forgot all about the statute Sometimes you get so much stuff, maybe some, anything things you forget about what you have so I gotta just forgot all about the statue, so I tossed a she back over it because I was in a hurry. Last week, a few days later, I was with some friends of mine and we were on a project and we worse staging a table? And so we the table. Looking really good, and somebody said you know, we need something special on this hey, but we need something to set this table off, and so we were lost for all these things. What what can we just talk this table off with
and in my mind I thought about that statue in my closet with the sheet on it. I just look good, so I had someone bring it where I was, and so we the statue on it and all the girls will. I believe that is the view of all that is the most perfect phase however, that is so gorgeous and I stood back and I thought that is pretty ignorant. it's crazy. How valued. Beauty and that statue, because everyone else did So, on my way home, I was thinking to myself refund, Something like that, because I want my statue back so I got home and I gotta the internet not started. Looking looking, what can I get? That's like that. What can I get? That's like that and, to my surprise, I realise that that statue was a limited edition, the only made a few You couldn't get it anymore and
found, a gallery that was looking for. That specific statue they wanted to buy us like. Oh, my gosh, this is something so valuable. I want my too bad tat you back. That's all I can think about was getting Mustang you back, you see. Sometimes we don't appreciate things until someone else's the value, and you see what you're taken for granted today, someone else might be praying for. Something's can't be replaced there. One of a kind mother, Father children, spouse, neglected dont, get so used to it that you forget the precious gift that it really is.
you see, I believe the happiest people are the people who appreciate what they have right now and place value on it, because when you play value on it? It places value on you and your life, this in God's taken us too great places, but he never wants us to take for granted everything that is, Vanessa right now, a man, a man,
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