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Develop Self-Control To Rise Higher With God

2018-04-18 | 🔗
We all have the capacity to grow and produce more than we’re producing right now. We all can do more for God. We have so much more inside us!But you have to say, “No, I’m not going to let the flesh run wild. I’m going to put it under control with my strong spirit man.” Discipline and self-control are the tools that God gave you to succeed and to reach your full potential.
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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, coming if you are making some decisions or plans on what you cheaper, twenty seventeen? amen, fattened some God may become breaks. Them have change a few things around. You know. are excited some stir in your in your in your spirit, you're thinking I can do this. This is. This is great. This is a possibility You know. However, you answered that question. That is your feeling on the inside. It you're potential, it's what you are capable of
it's not what you ve already accomplished, but it's what you can accomplish you see within sight of each one of us is great potential. God has put it on the inside of us. We have the capacity to produce more than were producing right. Now we can all about a new levels with We can all walk in a greater annoying t. We can all do more God, I'm really safe- to say that we all had this capacity. To do more? We have more inside of this how do we get within us out of this by self discipline and self control? Your praise it over us every week in the service. He praise that we will have focus discipline self control, as we all stand with our arms up. We we receive it because we know we need it
we needed. If we're going to develop the potential on the inside of us, you say when we have strong discipline and self control it bills, our inner man, and when you have a strong inner man, you can produce a strong outer man. We all can have it, because it's a fruit of the spirit, discipline and self control is a characteristic of God and we're supposed to be more, like God, we're supposed to go after the things of God got it. You can have this because I have already given it to you. You just have to develop it. You acted to exercise. So that that potential, that's in you can come out. You see discipline and self control puts a demand on our inner man simple. Is that it said the man and a strain on our inner man. You know it's just like.
exercise- if you don't put a demand on your muscle, they won't grow discipline and self control puts a demand on that inner man causes it to be strong. listen to what it says in proverbs. Twenty five eight, it says: Ever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city with broken down walls you see in those days walls represented strength, behind those straw. Walls were people that were protected, You see when the enemy saw a city with strong walls with its gates closed. It was not able to enter into that city and harm the people, because it was difficult to get in bed The people even had made sure those walls were strong. They participated in keeping the wall strong those boundaries didn't leave
exposed- and Today you are self discipline, your self control, when you exercise that it it represents a step in your lie? It doesn't leave you exposed to all their enemies tactics all the temptations all the way he wants to get you off course. So when you rule over your spirit, which is here in our man making the decisions you are Strong, you can z list the enemy. Just come in and do what he wants to do, because you are erected some walls in your life. You see Paul calls it. The flesh see the flesh once to make all the decisions, the flash, what to tell you what's good. It wants to run while they doesn't want to be under control. Wants no boundaries, see the flesh wants to rule
that you're feeling here, emotions your thought lie. It wants to rule you, it doesnt work to be under trawl of the Spirit. Man see that's where the conflict comes in. You got your spirit, man and you got your flesh, and there's a struggle, but you, This I know I'm not gonna, let the flesh run wild, but I'm gonna put it under control with my strong spirit mean the fleshly three balls of ice cream, the play. I'll, spend money. You don't have the flesh. is easily offended the play He'll say what it wants to and cause an argument: the flesh is lazy. It wants you to believe that self control and discipline or a bad thing, it's a negative in your life.
I want you to say this all have to be disciplined today. This is what I can't do. This is what I can't eat. This is what I can't spanned see. That's what the flesh wants you to think it's it's a bad thing, but can I tell you that this plan and self control are not our enemies, but there are weapons there tools, God gave us to see and you bring to reach its full potential. See discipline should say this, I'm not gonna. on the couch all day and watch tv, I'm a productive person. Yet with it I'm gonna get busy. The spirit says this means budgeting my money, because I've got goals. I've got some things I'm going to do in this life. I'm gonna reach my gulls I'm going to live in a deficit all the time, but I live in an overflow state
I'm not going to run out and spend every thing does not see. I m self control see the flash, wants you to eat. Everything once you do not take care of your temple, but discipline says listen. This is my body. This is what God gave me. I will put good step in the rest, I'm gonna, take care of my body, I'm going to exercise. This is what's getting the around and I wanted to look good, and I want to feel good in it. Right If you had a role, why you and put the cheapest gas you could find in it? Can I tell you your door and around in a pretty darn good looking vehicle. You need to put the good, Taliban self control discipline is not your enemy, it your friend, every time you choose discipline and self control. You know what you're saying.
no to the enemy. No, you can have your way in my life. You're building those walls, you're coming strong fortified Just letting any old thing had its way in your lie with change our mindsets, we're think it a higher capacity. See self control is a gift from the spirit. Now. Can I tell you some people? Can the plan themselves better than others. You know we ve got all kinds of dispositions and personalities, and some people may find it easier, some people they may find a little more difficult. You may have to really identifies some things
But let me tell you if you are easily disciplined and you are easier that there's eight other fruits of the spirits you might need to check into patients can, is goodness there's always some potential call it out to you. There's always gonna be a demand on your inner strength, listen to what it says in Hebrews Twel eleven, it has. No discipline at the time seems pleasant, but later on it will produce a rate harvest of righteousness. Discipline produces a harvest in your life; it does something for It's your friend see. We need to think more about the later on your flesh. Your feelings wants to tell you about the right now. Didn't want to tell you about the later on and tell you what's gonna feel good right now, what's easy right now,
The easy way out right now, let's see your potential, is saying step that I think about the later on. How do you want to feel later on? Flesh always gets temporary pleasure. It always talks to you about the temporary but discipline talks to you about the eternal, the important things in life. Can I encourage everyone of us that you got great treasure on the inside of you. Two thousand and seventeen is going to be your gear. You have The plan is self control, its afraid of the Spirit you just gotta exercise it. Let it put it demand on your inner strength in your inner man. Some of you may need to just identified couple areas. You know it's difficult to fix everything at once. Right, but when we identify an area or too that we realise maybe need to be built up. maybe need to be strengthened. Maybe you just need to close some gates.
Maybe you need to get out of some things that you have no bids being in, like all that few people that are down your walls, breaking down your inner strength. So maybe you just need to identify and ask God God me: he wants to walk with you. He wants to help, you focus on it and let that self control and discipline. Bring a great harvest in your life, amen, amen. God is good and he's good all the time
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