Think about the simple things that you will do today and consider the possible effects. The truth is, we can’t see the ultimate effects of what we will do today any more than Bell saw what the telephone was going to become. But I can tell you that when you do the right thing today, you’ll have an effect that reaches further than you ever dreamed or imagined, and it could be for eternity!
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welcome to the joel o'steen podcast helpless can you to share the message of hope with all over the world visit toulouse teen dot com slash to give a gift today pray for people all the time and they want to know the will of god for their life you know they're really looking to find in assignments from god and i think that's a good prayer to pray because he's got is drawing you and he's working with you and he wants you to follow him you know we i want to know the will of god for our life god my assignment can i tell you this what is already laid out your assignment for you he's laid it out he's pre arranged your assignment god is already working in you
we can't wait around for our assignment to find us i have to move out in our assignments that are laid out for us today see god has plans and purposes for each one of our life in fact he is working those plans in this is out in us listen to what ephesians two says it says that we are god's workmanship created in christ jesus to do good works thing we are god's handiwork he is making us he is molding us where created to do good works zonta site which were already prepared in advance for us to do you see god is working through us in our good works you see sometimes i think that we think good work
it's kind of like good deeds we think well when i held the door open for the stranger that was nice or i think you know what my husband has been driving crazy lately but i haven't all dad even though he deserves it you know those are nice things and i think sometimes which are good deeds and they are good works in a sense because nothing is working in you when you do that but i don't want us to think that these good works are something that god is going to love me more god do you see what i've been doing for you have you ever felt fallen in that train of thought i mean i'll raise my hand okay i'll be the first one in the year i know nobody else is going to raise their hands but you know what how do you think god i am doing all this good stuff where's my blessing you know what
they're not as nice as me but your blessing them you see i want us to not look at these good works as our christian duty because we're christians we have to do these good works now first let me say this god is a blessing god he blesses obedience he's a row warner of those who seek after him i'm not they're talking about the blessing i'm talking about the good works and i don't want us to fall into the trap of if we do good works god's going to bless us i think he will reward us but don't do good works to get the blessing you said you can't even get saved by good works the bible says that we are saved by grace through faith it is not of ourselves it is uh it's free you can't be good enough to get saved you can't be
rich enough to purchase your salvation it's free but i think sometimes we fall into this trap that i'm going to do good works got so that you will bless me you see god created us to do good works so if god created us to do good works weed exactly what we're supposed to do we know that we will walk in our assignment when we do the good works what is a good work a good work is when your patient that's a good work a good work is when you choose joy when you choose peace choose long suffering when you're a mother serving your children when you're a has i'm going out every day to work those are good works because within those good works god is
working something in you those good works god is working in you when you come up against a challenge a person that's trying to put you down guess what there's a good work to be done right there and you get to choose it but sometimes we run into these challenges that were miserable we think god why why you know why because god is saying i've already put the dna in you you are predisposed to be able to push through and let the good work working you the good work is working in you see you're made to do good works and those good works there making you they're building your care
your morality valve you see there is nothing better than to come up against a challenge and be able to make it through because you chose the right thing you allowed that free or ranged predetermined good work to working you you see i think the the greatest gift in the world that god could ever give us is a strong and fortified life living for him wholeheartedly do you know those good works that are working in you will make you more bedia but that'll be idiots will then trigger the blessing of god so i just want us to look a little differently today at good works if you're pressed when you're up against a challenge the bible says it like this that he will set a table before the presence of your enemy before any situation god is already pre
arranged the good choice for you he's uh already made a way of escape you we need to know that god intended these good works to work in us so that we could fulfill our destiny so we could walk in these assignments every single day you see it's not one thing that's going to make your calling it's an everyday walking out these good works that's going to lead you guide you to open doors to places of influence to supernatural opportunities because let me tell you thank god's not going to give you anything you're going to fail at he it's not going to open a door that you're not ready for so let these good works work in you no hey i'm challenged
nothing is happening over here i have a choice i can choose to do the good work you know it's a good work for a reason it's not a bad work god doesn't want to be a hard work he wants it to be a good work think about that just a minute what is good it's pleasing its honor pull in god's sight it's pleasant it's a good work when you work it with god it's something he's doing in due to set you up for greater things set you up for greater things so let's put down the struggle let's put yeah on the fact that somebody's trying to get to us or are trying to get in our play for get ahead of us we don't have to do it like the world does it we have a buffet table
for us it's interesting because in in in romans twelve two it says this says this is don't let evil defeat you but defeat evil with what good with what with good with pleasant pleasing honorable things in the sight of god you can overcome when you're willing to do the good work the good work you know sometimes we think our life is so simple we think
so where is that big thing could i encourage you but your simple things your simple good works are so making you in accomplishing you that you're going to look up and you're going to think god how did i get where i am god how did you set me up for such an amazing thing but look at this family that i produced because i've been patient i've been a servant i belong suffered i've worked through the good things so i produce something good in my life you see anything good
it's going to take our time and attention i think about the first telephone when alexander graham bell invented that telephone it was such an amazing thing you could literally talk to someone that wasn't in the room you could talk to another person at another number on the other end of another telephone that's pretty crazy isn't it not these days why he he thought it was amazing he didn't know where it was going to go but today we're not stuck to the wall we have our telephone in our pocket we can take pictures with our phone we can send messages with our we can get on the internet and learn anything we want with our phone can you imagine if alexander graham bell realized what his simple invention did he would be a state it would be unbelievable to him but it was a simple invention that accomplished great things
and in the same way your simple works good works are going to accomplish believable things on this earth you can't see it now you think it's simple god where is it leading maine where is it taking me because i said i want to make you unbelievable i want your reach to be further than you could ever think possible so next time you're saying god what do you want me to do what's mcauley what's my assignment remember this you were walking into it you were walking into it because those good works that you were paid to do are making you and god will fulfill everything that he's ever promised you amen amen he's an awesome guy
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-16.