« Joel Osteen Podcast

Designed to Withstand

2019-06-09 | 🔗
At times it may feel like the storm around you is going to overwhelm you, like you are unequipped to face what lies ahead of you? In this message, be encouraged that God has designed you to withstand whatever might be surrounding you. Your circumstances are not a surprise to God, you are equipped with everything you need through Jesus!
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
we're so glad to have you with us on the pod cast today twenty eighteen is going to be an awesome year in your life when you finish listening i hope you'll take a minute and write a quick review your encouragement will help others to be inside hard and encouraged enjoy the message about life it's a joy to come into your homes and if you ever our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home now like to start with something funny and i heard about this past sure he'd been out bear hunting all day long substance through the woods no sign of a bear finally in frustration he threw his on the ground and went to the stream to cool off about that too
he sees this huge grisly running toward him full speed ahead about a hundred yards up in front of him he fell on his knees said god a need protection please convert this bear into a christian miraculously the bare froze in its tracks put both paused the heavens and said lord thank you for this food that i'm about to say it like you made it this is my bible i am what it says i have it says i i can do what it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is receptive i will never be the same in june first god bless you i want to talk to you today about designed to withstand the art in july we can feel overwhelmed like the pressures too much we go through a loss would deal with an illness or we're not be entirely
right a lady told me how things had come again work and look like we're gonna lose her position she said i can't take it anymore the worry the stress the demands is too much to handle felt like she was going to collapse under that way like it was unbearable but paul said in perth corinthians god is faithful he will not let you beat him did with more can you can bear but with the temptation we'll make away escape so you can bear paul was saying god will not let you face more pressure then you can handle he won't let more weight come on you that you don't have the strength to bear when an architect designs of building a big skyscraper he doesn't just designed the outside what is going to look like color the size the shape that's important
it is of no use if he doesn't designed the inner structure he you're late all the loads how much each where will way how much wind it will face how much equipment will be on it then he'll know how big the deal being should be how deep appears in the ground how thick the foundation in california where they can have earthquakes you have to put special reinforcements in the framing more than we do here in florida the glass has to whisper and hurricane force wins i was at a hotel in colorado during the summer and no on the slope room all these cable and wires i didn't know what it was i asked the man he said those are heaters to melt the snow he explained that if you don't keep the snow wall it can pile up in that way can cause the roof
collapse the architects specifically designed each structure so we can withstand the pressure so we can bear the the good news is your architect is the most targets he not only designed solar systems and mountain ranges buddy design g when he laid out the plan for your lie he calculated everything you would face all the pressure all the way all the winds he can do account every hurt every loss every unjust just every mistake and design your beams big enough you foundation found nation dickens he put in you the determination that courage the stamina that no matter what comes against you it will not be too much the ban you been designed to withstand the storms designed
at last the opposition designed to endure until the dream comes to pass god wouldn't be just if he knew we were going to face a hundred and twenty miles an hour wins but here designed us for a mile in our wines that wouldn't even pass co you couldn't get that designed through city plan how much more has god put you exactly what you need you not be able to see it joe walls are strong enough you foundation is deep enough you can bear whatever comes your way god didn this calculate when he designed you he didn't forget about what environment you'd be in what conditions would face an accident leave out a beam now you can't handle the way nothing you phase will cause you to collapse under the weight
now thought may tell you it's too much you can't handle it remind your sale i've been designed to withstand have what it takes i am determined in the sea long enough bold enough i am well able and architects doesn't wait till the pressure comes to see what kind of beings to put in he doesn't wait till the middle of the storm to check the most the wind to see how much resistance to decide what kind of structure to bill it's all calculated i headed its design before one concrete truck shows before hammer is lifted the specs are studied calculated and approved before construction begins in the same way before you were formed in your mother's womb your specks were carefully designed everything was strategically
and precisely put in you for what you the knee when you face big challenges that means you have big beams you have strong infrastructure oh really know what's in you until yet some way on you you don't know but you can handle until the pressure coms when something happens that we'd never faced a loss disappointment a setback sees it i think i can handle this is going to see the truth is you wouldn't be facing it unless you could handle it if it was too much to bear god wouldn't have allowed the very fact that happened is a sign that you are well able now you may have never put that kind of pressure on your beams the glass walls of new buildings so to speak i have never experienced wind so strong that's why you're tempted to feel overwhelmed
you don't realize the structure has been designed for that pressure wasn't a surprise to you are could take he knew a head and tat that's why he made the glass so strong he took into account wines that you never knew you would encounter nothing you phase will cause you took a lapse you been designed to withstand now you can collapse in your mind in your thinking you and give in and think this is too much i'm overwhelmed that can't handle it that's why the scripture tells us down fain in your mind your structure is strong enough now get your mind strong quit telling yourself is to be it's been this wait too long i can't take it anymore you are well able nowhere when foreign begins to is going to prosper that difficulty didn't this day it came to pass but to say we can't handle it
is to say when god designed to me he miscalculated he didn't make my foundation deep enough he left out a beam i can't carry this way god does it make mistakes the solemnly said you have been fearful and wonderfully may not just talking about the outside our laws star size our talents that's talking about your specks is well you're infrastructure how god design things that you can't see how he planned ahead of time for challenges and obstacles things you would think would cause you to collapse out of nowhere strength rises a courage comes a faith to overcome a determination to stand strong and outlast the opposition when we acquired this bill
it didn't have any rooms for children's and youth facilities to big sports arena we need is some classrooms so we built a fire story building on the end that connects to the lobbies it's our family life center we told the architects one day we're going to want to add far more stories we're going to need to expand so they designed the founder given the peers the underground to accommodate tin stories when you see the building what you see is a five story building unless you have the plans unless you have the specks you don't realize it's design protein strawberries people driving down the freeway think the buildings finished its pete that's his tall as it will maybe they don't know what's underground what enables it to go higher the way that the b can handle the thickness of the foundation
in the same way you may think you ve reached your limits you been that same level a long time can i encourage you you more floors in you ve handled this much pressure fine you ve gotten comfortable carrying this much way it's no problem but if you could look at your spam if you could see the plans god has for you you would notice your beings are much bigger then what you're carrying right now you could think god over design gene put things in you that you don't need no is coming guy has new levels with that increase comes more way you're going to have more pressure now don't mean pressure in a bad since this is pressure that makes you straight makes you grow makes your release your pay believe bigger and take on new challenges not just difficulties but positive pressure where are you
discover you can handle things that you never thought you could handle for seventeen years our work behind the scenes here at lake would do in the television production in nineteen ninety nine when my father went to be with the lord anew i was supposed to step up in past the church but i didn't know how it was going to work out i'd never faced that much pressure not only having to get up in front of people still in me i wasn't qualify nobody was going to listen but losing my father very true man i had worked with him every day for years we travel the world together and now he was i should have been over the pressure should have caused me to swing back and be discouraged in the midst of that turmoil i felt a strength that i had never found a determined chicken or resilience confidence they didn't
since to mamma when i stepped up to me yes i was nervous i was afraid but down the aisle believed that could do it i believe the head what it takes there was a bonus that i have never experienced i realized now that was just me being strong i had been designed for this i was to withstand the pressure hours design to overcome the laws undiscovered ma beams were big enough foundation was stronger than this didn't catch god off guard what am i saying you been designed for everything you're going to face when you come in and things seem too hard too big to unfair things that should cause you to collapse don't worry garden they were coming he already major your beams big enough you will be able to bear it now
the uncomfortable you may have to stretch but that pressure is not going to stop you going to discover ability that you didn't know you even now i have some opposition people that don't understand me but that no more bothers me i never pay any attention to some people that would cause into be negative bitter spiteful but god given me the grace to handle the pressure that would cause some people to collapse doesn't affect me whatever is in your future you have the grace to handle it nothing you fail we'll be beyond what you been designed for who had told me back in my twenties when i was behind the scenes it one day i would be up here in front of you every week and have to have something to say
and we would all the compact centre i'd be responsible to raise the funds i'd say there's no way i can carry that much way it's because i couldn't see the infrastructure i'd never been put under that kind of pressure but when it comes like with me you will discover your beams or in place your foundation this strong enough you're steel is big enough now the key is don't lose the battle in your mind your mind would tell you you're funny story when your desire for ten stories you i will say it's too much shriek back it's not fair never going to work out a might believe you if you're architect lived down the street you might convince me if you're architect work for a firm downtown he could make a mistake but can i remind you you're architect is the god
you spoke whirls into existence he does it miscalculate you want ever face a situation that you're not designed for you will never face pressure that has to cause you to collapse problem needs to be a dream where you can't carry the way when i look back over my lie at the critical points where i could have been overwhelmed mom being diagnosed with terminal cancer the death of my father the lawsuit with the compact centre every time it was uncomfortable i could have been discouraged in given but discovered not that the pressure went away but that could handle more pressure i discovered i was designed to carry more weight if you dont face pressure you'll never know who you really are the high you go the more pressure
it will be the good who is you have the beams to handle at some point that pressure will subside and yours your stronger than you think some of the thing is it overwhelmed you ten years ago you can look back now and say like it's no big deal that trouble at work there most gave you a nervous breakdown but you came through it now things like that no body anymore it's not so much that god change this circumstance and says it's that god change you here you who you really are you aren't you would always be it bob stories you better get ready there's a scam scraper in you there are new levels new mountains the new giants to conquer new skills to learn with the new comes more opposition more way more
pressure don't let it overwhelm you let it in spier you that means gods about to add another floor he's about to take you hire well your lot and have a good child body was there to encourage me to cheer me on that wasn't fair but you have beams to handling you have the infrastructure to rise above it that didn't stop your future when i came down this illness that's why i'm overwhelm as said take hold of god stream it will be overwhelming if you don't remind yourself that is not a surprise to god he wouldn't have allowed it if you couldn't bear it since he did allow it that means you were well able now all through the day you need to take hold of his strength father you that i am strong in the morn thank you that you are ma battles thank you that you be
for me is more than the world being against me the apostle paul faced all kinds of unfair situations three times he was beaten with wrongs he was put in prison without trial he was shipwrecked spent the night on the open sea bitten by a poisonous snake he could have collapsed under all the pressure lived overwhelm yet he's the one that said sweet oh god who all these causes us to try he knew god let us face things that we can handle if you stay in phase your discover like paul you been designed withstand the pressure that the inn we didn't somehow come up with the scheme to outwit the god who created you can't cinder storm so powerful to knock your walls down he can't put
much weight on you that your beams can't hold paul said we are pressed on every side but we are crust he was in effect we ve been designed to withstand the difficulty are architect took into account all the trouble the wind the bad break he's pudding you the courage the stamina the indifference to withstand as a young man day was anointed to be the next king of israel but he didn't go the palace he went back to the shepherds fields and took care of his father she for years i'm sure thoughts told him david you're never going to be the key you're stuck out here nobody pays attention to you he could have been discouraged but he kept doing the right thing he eventually defeated goliath he went to the polls less to serve king saul david good this all day
four loyal but saul was jealous of david he could see the they were honest lie while david was playing the heart forestall tryin to make him you'd better out of nowhere solved through a speed across the room barely miss david he had to take off running for his life he spent months in the desert hiding caves living on the run with sol constantly honest trail david thought it was difficult those years in the lonely shepherds fields but he had never face this kind of pressure the king trying to kill him he could have been overwhelmed given faded into the sunset but david understood this simple his attitude was i've been and to overcome injustice no god
now have allowed it if i couldn't handle them on the way to your destiny there will be opposition things it or not people that should be for you but turn against you you have to remain yourself been designed for you're not going to collapse under that way you're beams are big enough you don't have to live better you don't have to get revenge you can forget you can stay on the high road may not have been fair but like with david you been too to overcome the injustice you been designed outlast the opposition if david would have complained about the shepherds feels king saul overwhelm him we wouldn't be talking about he knew god would never let him face more than he could bear he didn't like it he was uncomfortable but he didn't let the pressure of causing the loose focus and miss
his destiny we all have these times where we can be overwhelmed the reason you have big opposition is because you have a big destiny the good news is god took that all into account when he designed your infrastructure he didn't give you a big future with walls little beams small foundation are stronger than you think you have more stamina more endurance more grace more forgiveness those challenges are a sign that new floors were coming god is about to take higher to show you new levels of increase in favour now don't complain about the difficulties that's when you discover what any david discovered courage perseverance they like never seen in fuel keep the right attitude that pressure instead
breakin you it will develop you you'll grow oh and mature so you can take your thrown now you may be in a time of testing now you feel like the weight is too much to bear people at work are true you're right that situation with your child has you overwhelm have a new perspective god is saying you been to withstand now you have to do your part in take hold of his strength instead of thinking all day about how difficult it is turn it around i can do all things do christ been armed with strength for this battle may walk through the valley of the shadow of death but i know a secret stay in here valley is not my home i'm coming out better stronger victorious in the new level of my destiny a friend of mine came to see this building a few years ago he's an engineer
through the lobbies and into the auditorium brought him here on the platform showed him the lights the sound system the screens the things that are impressive to me he liked it but then he asked me something that no one has ever asked he said cannot see the mechanical room i said the what he said the mechanical areas the power plant heating and cooling system the chilled water pipes i didn't know where they were i had to give brother log cabin he took us to areas of this building that i've never seen huge rooms filled with equipment generators palms electrical panel he showed us big b that allow this building to spend over a hundred yards without a column bring couldn't believe it he stood there in all our lives that day with the new appreciation for this
building it has all kinds of things behind the scenes things we can see design and infrastructure that make what we can see so amazing in the same way god has put incredible things in you that you see you beings they can take you further than you are right now you have infrastructure to take you to higher levels to add new floor god didn't designed to reach a certain level and stay there you may be at five is now your bless gods been good to you what you can't see you have a tin story foundation where you are is not your final destination he not only design due to increase but two stand the storms as you take new ground there will be new obstacles the girl
the opportunity the greater the opposition religious terms new levels new devils what what were you phase remind yourself can handle it not necessary cause you're so great but because your architect the most targets has designed with everything that you mean you will never face a situation that you cannot bear now when you are tempted to think i'm over wound i can't handle this if you could only see your mechanical room if you only knew what god pudding you you would realize you can handle it you been designed to wisdom i believe and declare string he's coming into you in a new way which is rising up you will stand every storm outlast every attack overcome every obstacle and become everything
god created you to be in chief this name and if you receive it can you say that like to give you an opportunity to make she's ass the lord of your life would you play with me say lord jesus i repeat my sins come in to my heart make you my lord and say it right that simple prayer we believe you got born again get in bible base charge and keep god first life thank you for listening to the jewellers dean podcast helpless continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world joe boosting dot com slash give hope to give again today thanks much for listening to today's message i hope you'll subscribe so you can receive the latest podcast to keep the inspired all through the we were playing boy
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Transcript generated on 2019-12-04.