« Joel Osteen Podcast

Keep Your Joy

2018-07-28 | 🔗
Are you letting the little things steal your joy? We all have opportunities to get upset and go around frustrated each day. But in the big picture, most of the things that are upsetting us don’t really matter. Joel wants to teach you how to keep your joy no matter what goes on around you. Psalm 94:13 teaches us that God gives us the power to remain calm in times of adversity. We can’t control how other people act or what happens to us, but we can control how we respond.Don’t let the small things keep you from seeing the gift of each day. Live from a place of peace and joy each day and watch your life change for the better.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
welcome to the joel o'steen podcast helpless you to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe dot com slash give hope to give a gift today thanks for letting us come in your homes today and you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services these define is people in all of houston tx right here at lakewood we'd love to have you come out i'd like to start with something funny and i heard about this man was taking a walk through the woods with his friend when they only encountered a huge grizzly bear about twenty yards in front of them they both
throws in their tracks as the bear intently stared them down they contemplated what they should do and finally the men said to his friend i think we should run his friend said are you crazy run a grizzly a grizzly bear man said i know that i don't have to outrun him dow outrun you say it like you mean it this is my bible i am what it says i am i have it says i have i can do it says i can do today will be the word of god i boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is receptive i will never be the same in jesus name god bless you i want to talk to you today about keeping your joy we all have opportunities to get upset and go around frustrated
somebody was rude to us traffic was backed up we can't find our car keys life is full of inconveniences delays and people that don't do right we're never going to stop these things from happening the key is how we handle them the scripture says no man can take your joy that means you control your joy nothing can take it from you you have to give it away next time someone cut you off in traffic ask yourself is this worth giving them enjoy that person is rude to you on the phone that you've never met are you going to give them your joy that delay had planned that didn't work out negative comment you going to let that sour your day the reason some people are not happy is there constantly give
in a way there joy i was in a crowded parking lot one time waiting for a parking spot the man was putting his groceries in his car and took him a couple of minutes i had my blinker on patiently waiting when he finally backed out a car came from the wrong direction pulled in right in front of maine they could nearly see that i was waiting my first response was all my horn and tell them what i thought then i noticed the bigger than maine i thought to myself i'll give you my parking spot but i'm not going to give you my joy i didn't like it it wasn't fair but i've learned to not let things i can't control sour my day i've made up my mind i'm going to be happy i want to enjoy my life you can't control what people do you can't control what they say but you can control how you respond message is very simple quick
giving away your joy i think the same people upset she quit letting the traffic the ladies that things that don't work out frustrate you you can't play these things a why that person at the office the gets on your nerves i don't mean to be negative but they may not change they may be that way for the neck twenty years my challenge is don't go twenty years giving them your joy they may change but you can change life is too short to live frustrated upset over things we have no control people have a right to have their opinion you have the right ignore it people have the right to be rude you have the right to stay happy quit letting their negative comments upset you they wouldn't be talking about you if you weren't making
difference nobody talks about people that are not doing anything they're talking about you because you're going places can see there's something special about you you have the favor of god you blessed your talented you are anointed sometimes small minded people will try to push it down in discredit you don't pay any attention to it that doesn't carry any weight what they say cannot keep you from your destiny that is simply a distraction every person has negative chatter all your family members unfortunately are not going to be for you george burns said happiness is having a loving caring close knit family living in another city some of your relatives you have to love them from a distance they're sitting by you today don't say amen now all
your coworkers are not going to celebrate you all your friends are not going to be loyal some people can't handle your success they'll make remarks trying to bait you into conflict trying to get you upset here's don't get involved in battles that are not between you and your destiny most of the conflict we engage in is a disk action the enemy would love to get you off course offended trying to straighten people out trying to convince them that you're ok your job is not to change people's mind about you your job is not to try to make people like you your job
is to run your race to be who god called you to be and not worry about the critics and the naysayers god will cause the right people to like you one of the best things i've learned is everybody is not supposed to like you everybody is not supposed to approve some people are ordained by god not by the enemy but by god to not be for you you have to accept that everyone is not going to accept you we see it in the scripture joseph's brothers weren't supposed to be for joseph they were ordained to betray without their betrayal joseph would have never made it to the palace to help the israelites during the famine could be in sour because somebody betrayed you how do you know that's not leading you to your palace how do you know that disappointment is not a part of god's plan to take you to the
level of your destiny king saul was ordained to not like david if he would have celebrated david been happy for his success david would have never taken the throne are you set because someone is not for you when the truth is god has ordained them to not be for you we need a bio was rebuilding the walls of jerusalem there were two men sand ballot and to bias the didn't like what he was doing they stood at the bottom of the mountain and constantly shouted insults at me a they were trying to bait him into conflict get him upset frustrated nehemiah understood this principle he said no thanks i'm not you my joy you may not like me but you not liking me has nothing to do with me for filling my destiny i'm going stay focused on what has called me today if nia maya would have come off the mountain got upset
down there to straighten them out even if he won even if he shut them up he wouldn't have finished the wall when he did now all the chatter that comes against you is a distraction it's to get you upset so you get involved in battles that don't matter then look up and you're not accomplish what you should do yourself a favor don't pay any attention to it quit being upset by people who are not for you people that make negative comments trying to marginalize azure push it down what they say doesn't determine your destiny they are simply a distraction that's just noise don't give it the time of day see some people no matter what you do they are not going to like you even if you changed and did everything they wanted they would still on some reason why you don't measure up you have to be at peace with people not being at peace with you
you don't need their approval to fulfill your purpose you don't i have to have them before you to become who god created you to be but if you get distracted trying to win them over spending your valuable time trying to convince them to be for you then you will miss the full this of your destiny don't take the bank don't let them get you riled up jesus said bless it or the meek they will inherit the earth meek doesn't mean week meekness mean strength under it's when you ignore negative comments you don't pay it change into the sand ballots into biases of life you're not being week you'll be unique you have the power to fight you have the strength to straighten them out to tell them what you feel but your string is under control you're not wasting time engaged battles that are not between you and your god given destiny
i've learned when you stay the high road god will take care of your enemies god can defend you better than you can defend yourself in the scripture elijah was traveling from jericho to bethel along the way a group of young men came out and started making fun of him because he was bald the scripture says they were mocking am saying go go eagle go that was in the bible did you you know elisha was annoyed he could have gotten upset now go straighten them out i'll show you what i thought instead he remained calm he understood this principle they couldn't take his joy they were baiting him trying to get him distracted he just stayed focused and continue doing what god called him today do while those young men were making fun of him
the bears came out of the woods and tore them to pieces and tells me two things number one don't make fun of all people number two you don't have to straighten people out god will be your vindicator god knows how to take care of the opposition he sees what they're doing he hears the disrespect if you'll stay in peace god will fight your battles when god so that i can assure you it will be better than anything you could have done but your feet things will want to pay people back things will tell us go in there getting it stand up for yourself if you let me kings rule you get upset you'll end up giving away your joy don't get on board with your feelings the sama said god
it's given us the power to remain calm in times of adversity it doesn't say god will keep us from all the adversity from the opposition the sand balance the negative chatter it says they will come will have opportunities to get upset but god has given us power to stay calm now quit telling yourself i can't help it this person office they just get on my nerves you have the power to stay calm that doesn't have to keep up that is a learned behavior they something negative i get offended traffic is bad i get upset the clerk is rude i can't help your largest go off i just let them have it the problem is you have strength but it's not under control you need to we learned how to respond you need to develop some new habits next time something happens that you don't like pause for a moment and say father thank you that
given me the power to remain calm thank you that i have a spirit of discipline and self control you don't have to let the same things keep upsetting you year after year approach i met a gentleman in another state at a restaurant was very in the outside and when he walked in the door the person in front of him let the for slam right in his face this man had been hot tempered his whole life normally he would have confronted them and told them what he thought but he'd been listening to our grams just when he was about to lose his cool he heard a voice saying stay calm and let god fight your battles he paused for a moment and decided to let it go he the way like nothing happened we came in the restaurant and sat down i was sitting a few tables away he
came over and said joel if you had not been in my head i would have let them have it like this man you may have been trying to respond to certain way you grew up seeing people lose their cool get upset offended why don't you try a different approach when you let pull up set you you are giving away your power you are letting them control you if they push this button you get offended that button you get upset this other button they bait you into conflict why don't you turn those buttons off life is so much more freeing when you're not controlled by what people say you're not a and when someone's upset your not so more because traffic was bad you have tapped in to the power to remain calm a man named david pauley wrote a book called the law of the garbage truck he was in a taxi cab in new york city headed to a meeting a car pulled out right in front of them
the taxi driver had to slam on his brakes swerved to the left missing the car by inches the driver of the other car put his head out the window started scream yelling he was so angry so upset shaking his fist the funny thing it was his fault the tax driver just smiled waved real big and drove on didn't give it the time of day david was in the backseat he and he was so impressed he said man almost totaled your car almost sent us both to the hospital i can't believe you didn't yell back at him how did you keep your cool taxi driver gave an insightful answer he said i found many people are garbage trucks they go around full of anger full of frustration full of bitterness as their garbage power is up they need somewhere to dump it
sometimes they'll dump it on you but you can't take it personally it has nothing to do with just smile him well and move on here's the key successful people don't let garbage trucks overtake their day if so someone dumps a load on you don't get upset if you make that mistake you'll end carrying around their garbage and leave your dumb hit on someone else you have to keep your lid on these days many people are dumping frustration in disrespect criticism bitterness we can't stop them from dumping yet but we can keep them from affecting us years ago victoria now we're at the airport we were going to the security checkpoint we put our bags on the x ray machine the security officer sent them both back
instead you have liquids in there that you have to remove was it oh yeah i forgot to take my water out well i thought he was only talking to victoria so i just stood there and didn't do anything you would i thought i had committed a major crime he was like totally insulted he practically screams sir what are you doing standing there i told you to open the bag and do it now help man he's got big garbage truck and he full of frustration full of stress and you have a lot of other stuff but i didn't say it you just thought it but i took care of it as i passed by me sorry about that i thought you were just talking to her and have a good day didn't mean it but at least i said i thought to myself keep in my late at all i don't need his garbage i don't need that poison we have enough things of our own to deal
with you don't need somebody else's bitterness they're sour attitude to their pressure keep your lid on tight let those things bounce off of you your destiny is too great your time is important to go around weighed down with other people's garbage you can't keep it from coming but you can keep it from getting in the longer i live the more i realize how valuable each day is we're not always going to be here it's easy to live upset offended frustrated but most of the things that are upsetting us in the big picture they don't really matter traffic was backed up took you an hour to get home should have taken your thirty minute is that worth losing your joy over your alive your healthy the gods giving your breath to breathe he's giving a family to love somebody was rude to you they made you look
they said something negative is that worth going around offended discouraged what if we found out we only had a month yeah i wonder how many things were allowing to upset us now if we found our time was limited we wouldn't even pay attention to it can i tell you our time is lynn the scripture says our life is like a mist we're here for a moment then we're gone that little quirk your spouse does it gets on your nerves if we knew so we weren't going to be here in a month we wouldn't let it bother us we would folk on all the things right not on the few things wrong we wouldn't complain about driving in traffic would be happy to be in the where were alive we got another day to enjoy life well got to go to work not me i get to go to work some people don't have a job some people were in the hospital
some people aren't able to work i'm grateful to be employed well it's sunday i gotta go to church again not maine i get to go to church gods being good to me i'm gonna go back and say thank you not only that i get to go to lakewood i get to listen to that good looking ministered but you're my boss is not fair he's hard to get along with this is not the position that i want the truth is somebody would love to have your job somebody would gladly trade places with you it may not be perfect but keep the right perspective gods blessed you with the jaw don't let it sour your life if you will pass the test of being happy where you are then god can open some new but if you don't get happy there you probably won't to where you want to be your boss may not be fair i'm
making excuses for him i'm at can you to quit giving him your joy he doesn't control your happy nis you control your happy nis but if you let a grouchy boss grouchy neighbor a bit a relative steal your joy keep you from being happy it is not their fault it is your fault you are as happy as you want to be you have to put your foot down and say this is the day the lord has made i am not going live sour defeated depressed i am not going to let what people do or don't do what they say don't say what i have or not have keep me from being happy i've made my mind i'm going to enjoy this day it and owners to go through the day upset frustrated bitter god gave you breath to be here he could have chosen anyone tell you any chill
give me one way we honor god is by being happy living grateful having a good attitude see in the best in life couple of months ago i was driving to the office during the week to meet some people and i was in a hurry i had left a little bit late but i knew i could still make it on time if i didn't have any delays and i driven this route a thousand times i was almost few blocks away stopped at the intersection i was in the left turn lane this life is very short you have to stay right behind the car in front of you to trigger it to stay green well i was the third car back waiting the problem was the car in front of me left about two car lengths between it and the first there was this huge gap the light turn green just like i thought the first car went through turn red before the second car could make it
i could feel myself starting to get up time i heard that voice angel keep your calm keep your job oil thought i don't want to hear one of my messages right now i'm in a hurry we sat there waiting for a couple of minutes seem like an hour at that time the lady in the car in front of maine got out and started walking toward the back i thought she's going to get something out of her trunk real quick came over to me i'll roll down the window she said are you joel i want to say no i'm fred i said yes i am out of the so by us all the light go green back to read we missed another one she said i love you i watch on television all your books would you sign one for me i said you mean
right now she said yeah i got in my car and get it real quick i said i loved to sign your book in the middle of an intersection by now people were honking is it just me everybody had lost their jobs i found a book made it to the office about ten minutes late problem is i forgot my key fob to get in i'm knocked on the door and knock nobody answered called a staff member it went to voicemail never goes to voice mail called another one another one hot outside ten minutes later when i finally got in i just dripping with sweat had my meeting all went well later that night i went up to the hospital to visit a friend that's fighting cancer to serious situation we had time to pray together on the way out i prayed with several other families where they had loved ones didn't look good they were very concerned i left there with a different perspective
yeah i had been frustrated that day by delays by traffic but not having key i realized those were small things that wasn't worth losing my joy over i wasn't believing for a loved one to make it in the big picture what was frustrating the really didn't i wonder if you're doing like me letting insignificant things still your joy traffic negative comments you can't find something keep it in person that's not worth losing your joint over don't let the small insignificant things keep you some from c in the gift of this died in the scripture habakkuk said it this way no the fig tree does not blossom and there be no fruit on the vine no my all of cops fail in my field produce no food no there are no sheep in the pen though there are no cattle in the stalls what am i going to do get depressed
i feel sorry for myself he said yet rejoice in the lord i will be joyful in the god of my salvation he was saying everything's come against me had bad brakes business down my income is low surely that's a reason to be discouraged surely i can go around sour his attitude was now i'm not giving away my joy i'm going to rejoice in the god of my salvation elevation means deliverance when you stay hola joy despite what comes against you god is saying salvation is coming turner and so come in healing this coming increases common victory is coming i'm can you to keep your joy life is going to throw us some curves there will be appointment things that are not fair that's when i have to say like him yet i rejoice in the lord we should
this decision every morning i will be joyful today i ahead of time that you're going to enjoy the day when some only dumps a load on you when they're rude keep your lid on you tempted to get upset remind yourself you have the power to remain calm if you will do this i believe and declare you're not only going to enjoy your life more but you're going to be free from unnecessary from stration bitterness anger you're going to rise higher live happier and reach the fullness of your desk say in jesus name and if you receive it were you saying in today i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life would you pray with me just say lord jesus i'll repent of my sins come into my heart i'll make you lord and savior if you pray
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-13.