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Miracles Out of Mistakes | Joel Osteen

2020-09-14 | 🔗

When we make mistakes, it’s easy to live in regret, thinking we’ve forfeited our destiny. But God didn’t base His plan for your life on your mistakes. He can take what should have limited you and use it to move you towards your purpose.

Your best days are still ahead, and together we can make a difference in this world with the message of God's hope and love.

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Hi. This is your and dictatorial. Thanks for downloading our pod cast. We enjoy spending this time with you. I hope, you'll leave and make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week. We appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy them is about bless. You thanks for letting us come into your homes and if you in our area. Please stop by be a part of our services. These are the funds, people in all of Houston, Texas right here. Would we love to have you, but thanks? So much opportunity, and I like to solve Something funny- and I heard about this elderly minister. He was close to death, he sent word. For two of his members and hour s agent and a lawyer to come to his house upon arrival,
motion for them to sit on each side of the bed. The me we're very move that they could be with the minister in his final moments. One point: the law, ass very sincerely, sir. Why did you choose both of us? The mint your mustard up, some strengthened, said Jesus dad when two sinners the way I want to go they, like you, mean it. This is my bible. I am what it says I have, this is our hair. Do what it says I can do today. I will be taught word of God boldly confess my mind, is alert. Heart is receptive, will be the same in Jesus name. God bless you. I want to talk to you today about miracles out of mistakes- we ve all made wrong choices and dumping, we knew were not. The best is one thing when other p but do us long, we had a bad break,
wasn't our fault. We can have faith that God will restore he'll pay us back but when we bring the trouble on ourselves when we blow it, it's easy to live in regrets. Thinking that gods not going to help us, we made the mass but here's beauty, God knew you would mess up before he called you He knew we would get off course at times given to temptation. He did based his plan for your lie on you making perfect decisions. God has a plan even for your mistakes. What you think is a failure. You blew it. Nothing good can come out of that God has a way of making miracles out of mistakes. He can take what should have left. You lonely disappointed. What should limited. Your career in steady setting you back? God knows how to turn it around and You are to move you toward your destiny, the two
often, when we make mistakes, we go around down on ourselves guilty, not expecting anything, good boy, This tell us too bad. Just live with the consequences it's all downhill from here that being courage, God is full of mercy He doesn't turn his back when we make mistakes, Doesn't say I'm done with you, you'll never get it right, just the opposite. He comes running into. He'll not only help. You clean up the mess. You may he'll take one step further and make miracles out of those mistakes pulse at it. This way, all things worked together for good. When you love the Lord, all things means even our mistakes. The times we blew it. Of course, God knows how to work it for our good new may be in a complicated situation, a problem that seem like it'll never work out. There are other people involved different
worse, legal circumstances, it seems too complex, but God has it all figured out. He can see things. You can't see his ways or better than our ways you may have brought the trouble on your cell. God is saying I'm going to correct those complications I'm going to resolve complex issues. I'm to make things work out that you could have never made work on your own, that's what he did for Abraham in the scripture. God gave him the problem, was that he and his wife, Sarah we're going to have a baby you're do you went by nothing happened? they decided to try to help got out. Sarah told Abraham to sleep. With her maid Hagar. He did they had a baby boy that they named Ishmael.
We're so excited thanking God, but the promise but Ishmael wasn't the promise child no disrespect to him. Ishmael was a mistake He was born out of Abraham and Sarah's impatience. They got in a hurry, took enters into their own hands and had this baby now There were strife in division in their home Cyril was upset with Abraham saying in a world where you think and sleeping with my may. He said what do you mean you're, the one who told me to do it. She said Sure they'll listen to me. You should know better every. Tom Sera saw Hagar, she became more and more upset Finally, she gave Abraham the ultimatum either that in our sun leaves or I'm leaving, I abstained in the house with that woman. Abraham was in a complicated system.
Waiting to women mad at him he's trying to please both of them. He needed divine intervention. He was at a crossroads. To send his son a way out into the desert. Look like that would be the end of it now the problem was he loved Ishmael. That was his son. He was conflicts. Thinking I love Zira and Love Ishmael. How did I get self, into this mess could sit Abraham You listen to me, you wouldn't have this mess. Jude awaited should have been more patient. Was your fall instead? God said, in effect, yes, Abraham, it's cool! blockaded. Yes, it's dysfunctional their strive in division, but I wouldn't have left, get in this mass. If I didn't know how bring you out of this mess told Abraham I'm going
bringing out of your son Ishmael, a great nation, I'm going to multiply his descendants and make him extremely fruitful, even though Ishmael was considered a mistake born out of what the scripture calls works and the flash trying to make it happen on our own. God in his mercy, said I'm going to take that mistake and make a miracle I'm going to bring something significant out of him Abraham, in spite of your failures, in spite of how you blew it like Abraham, we all have some ish males times we blew it tried to make it when on our own got involved in things we shouldn't have now it's a mess. The accuser constantly whispers gods Knuckle Blake. You you knew better. Just sit on the sidelines of lie, don't believe those lies, God has mercy, for every mistake.
God loves to make the enemy pay for bringing that trouble. If you'll stay in faith, God will not only bring you through it. He'll take them ass. You made clean it up and bring you out better Abraham had a son name eyes it had a son named Jacob Jacob had a son named Joseph Abraham was Joseph Great great grandfather, either you member as a teenager, Joseph Brothers, were jealous of him and threw him into a pit they were going to leave him there to die, but the scripture says a caravan of Ishmaelites came passing by these. Were the descendants of Ishmael part of the great nation that God most Abraham when Josephs Brothers saw the the they choose their mind and decided to sell Joseph today. If it had not been for the Ishmaelites Joseph would have died there in the pit.
He would have never made it to the palace, never been in charge of the food supply during the famine. The Israelites years later wouldn't have had what they needed to survive. What am I saying the mistake of Abraham became the miracle of his great great grinned son Joseph This is how amazing God is. He has a plan even for our mistakes. Even when we ve blown the scripture says God is to work all things for our good, can not only correct a complicated situation. But he can somehow use years later to bless YO descendants. Some of you are thinking, modest, ended, when a really be blessed. All the mistakes are made that sometimes we Make mistakes like Abraham when we're trying to do the right thing, Our heart is in the right place, but we miss it. We believe God will help us. Because he's merciful and we would do in our best other times. We
know what the right thing is. We know We should do, but we do just the opposite. This is when we think I don't deserve gods. Joel. I made the mass anew. Shouldn't hang around these friends, I did it anyway. Now I'm in trouble now had this addiction. I knew I should control my temper. A new issued bite, my tongue, but I kept giving in I don't have a job now lost relationship when we bring to go on ourselves, thoughts of guilt in condemnation, bombard our man God's not going to help you. You knew better just sit on the sidelines of lie. This is how Jonah failed in the scripture God, hold him to go to the city of Nineveh. He had clear directions. He knew exactly what he was supposed to do, but
Jonah didn't wanna Golden Nineveh. He got on a boat headed in the opposite direction. The scripture says the Lord caused a I will end to blow on the sea. Such a vital storm arose that it threatens to break the boat apart. It's interesting that Lord sent the store. God knows how to get our attention. When you know you go in the wrong way like this boat, things are going to start to fall apart. You can't pray away all the winds. You can say: peace these steel all day long, but the way This may not calm down is because you are causing trouble. God loves you too much to let you Miss your destiny. He's I'm going to let you go year after year on the wrong course and never get your attention and sometimes
it's. The enemy fighting us trying to keep us from our destiny, that's why we have storms difficulties other times. We're bringing the trouble on ourselves. If we just get back on the right course, do what we know we should do. Those winds would calm down people sailing with Jonah, said who's responsible for in all this trouble Jonah said. Is me I'm a hebrew worship, God. I know where I'm supposed to be going, but I'm running from the Lord when you're running from the Lord you're running from your destiny, snuff, only going to cause you trouble it's going to bring trouble to the people around you win through Jonah overboard, the winds died down. The storm stopped our decisions. Don't just affect us. They affect our family. They affect our children, if you don't do the right thing for yourselves at least, do it for your children at least. Do it
your family, Joan was big enough to admit the cause. That's the first step to the as long as you're making excuses thinking it doesn't matter than the and the stormed the difficulty are going to continue Jonah the ocean thrown overboard. I'm sure Thought I'm done, and I have no body to blame. It was all my fault. All of the sudden, a huge fish swallow Joe God in his great mercy, was saying Jonah you can run, but you can't had not finished with you. I have a destiny for you. The psalmist said: if you go down to the depths of the ocean or way up in the Heavens, God will be right there. You can't get away from him, you haven't, too many mistakes, you haven't blown it too many times gone. Calling on your life is irrevocable. That means
It is not going to change its mind because you got off course he's not leave you alone. Until you get back on the right path, the sooner you do, that the better off you're going to be Jonah was sitting in the belly of the whale. It was dark. Uncomfortable it stop, most people would have complained, not Jonah. He was grateful. The alarm he knew it was the mercy of God, Heaven that fish there waiting for him, God, will allow storms when we get off course, He may allow something to get our attention, but he's not going to let those difficulties take your life. Three days later, that well spit Jonah up on dry ground? The scripture says the word of the Lord came a second time to Joan God gave him a the chance. What did God say this time go to the city of Nineveh same thing. You said the first time
If God is not going to change his mind, you might as well do. What he's asking you to do is give you a second chance, a third chance. A twenty a chance, but it's going to stormy until you get back on the right course. Yes, he'll have a fish there, sandy, yes, he'll make a miracle out of that mistake, but at some point you have to take responsibility and say the Jonah. I'm going to guess what I know is not right. I'm hanging with these friends that are nowhere. Pull me down I'm living negative critical hard to get along with I'm not being discipline in what I'm watching that's going to cause it to be rocky, not just for you, but for the people around you, God not asking you to be perfect is not asking you to never make a mistake, but he is asking us to deal with the things that are holding us back tonight?
let the same areas of compromise keepers. Down year after year, he has some men of us for you to go to some people for you to impact new levels of your destiny. David said it this way the steps of a good man or by the Lord though he fall. He will, be destroyed. For the Lord would be there to pick him up. This is saying even God is directing our steps. There would be terms if we fall. We make mistakes. We get off. Where's God doesn't say: that's it, I'm done with you just like with Jonah. God will be right there to help pick you up here, help you get back on the right course. Like the navigation system, you may have in your car. Most of us have gps system. Even on our cell phone, you type in the air dress and the computer calculates the best round.
Then it starts telling you where to go things like turn right in three hundred feet, stated the left and enter the freeway. The other day I was driven to bring demands house. He lives about thirty miles away. The lady on the gps came on and said exit in a quarter of a mile or victorian our talk, there was a lot of traffic and accidently passed up that exit. If you miss a turn, or you don't obey with the Ladys telling you to do she doesn't come. On and say you, Mr Exit go back and try again she says recalculating round the neck patient system is designed for people who make mistakes. It doesn't give you one way and if you miss it, that's it As long as you have gas in your car, battery in your cell phone, it's gonna tell you how to get to your destination. I have now missed a turn and had the light
come on. I say I'm sorry, you can't get there from here. You just to love. Never wants. As she said, you disobeyed to minimise commands with you you're finished one I knew the way I wanted to go. I was in neighbourhood did I was familiar with, but the Ps system was tellin me to go a different round. It wanted. To turn left then go way down. The street you go down the street farce and then turn left same difference, but for about two miles every lock. It told me turn left and then said recalculating round heard that every ten seconds recalculating round red circulating round? What's interesting is normal, how stubborn I was no matter how much nor that lady, she never got mad at me. She never came all said, you're a loser. Don't ever get on a system of never go help you she just kept recast
He'll the ral, trying to get me to my destination. If the gps, can continually recalculate when we get off course. How much more will the creator of the universe recalculate all out when we make mistakes if she doesn't give up on us? Why do we think our heavenly Father is going to give up on us with joy. It's, because I got so far off course. I shouldn't have given into this addiction I should have raised. My children I should have stayed in charge kept God first place. The good news is, you haven't made too many wrong terms. You haven't miss too many exits. Your heavenly father is not mad at you. He saying calculating round. I still have a way to get you to your destiny. That mistake. Didn't stop my plan that delay didn't cancel your purpose. Why don't you quit beating yourself
quit reliving your failures and all the time you ve missed it and get back on the right path. It's not too late. Gods mercy is bigger than any mistake May, unlike the GPS, lady, God knows the end from the beginning. He knew every mistake you would make here already recalculated your around. You can still fulfil the best plan. God has for years, Abraham and Sarah. Did they made that mistake Abraham had a baby out of wedlock. One point Abraham, lied and told everyone. Sarah, his wife was his sister, God didn't say I'm done with you, you are one dysfunctional family. You lie your impatient God kept recalculating the right kip giving them another chance, At the age of one hundred Abraham saw the promised come to pass. Isaac was born the promised child.
You may have made decisions that have delayed things. You got off course, but you're not so God has a new round if you'll get your passion back shake off the guild we'll get you to wear you're supposed to be some secondary place, but tat the best plan that has for your life when the Israelites we're in the desert headed toward the promised land. They got tired and started complaining the script says, even though they were stubborn and refuse, who obey gods commands he was still good did then that was God we calculating their round. They wouldn't obey his command, God didn't say I'm done with you. He kept giving them water when they were thirst. Food when they were hungry at one point made, an idle and This is the God who brought us out of slavery and, after all, got done for them.
Part of the Red Sea brought them out of Faye rose hand. You would think God would say I'm done with you you're on your own but the scripture says in his mercy: God did not abandon their. He is a god of forgiveness. Slota become ray fall of unfailing love and kindness. When we make mistakes God doesn't abandon us. When we get off course weed. By his command. He doesn't write us all. You can, you're back on God, but God not going to turn its back on you. You may be awful, you re poor decisions, but God has already recalculated you around He already has a new way to get you to your destination. Father was married at a very early age. Unfortunately, that marriage didn't work out daddy was devastate he resigned from his church dynamic.
National leaders told him tat he would never pass through again. He thought his days of ministry was over. I didn't think you'd ever have a family. He left ministry and started selling insurance? Every thought told him you're a failure. You blew it. Nothing good is in your future. What are you couldn't hear? Was God saying we calculating round asked Have a way made miracle out of mistakes. God didn't abandon him when he got off course. He but, like David said, God was right there to help picking backer. Eventually, my father shook off the guilt. He quit thing to the accusing voices. Two years later, he got back in the ministry. One day he was the hospital visiting some of his members when he noticed a beautiful young nurse. It was my mother,
He was so taken by her. He started looking for any opportunity he could find to go up to that hospital. He would visit your great uncle second cousins next door. Neighbor. If you ask him too, he was almost hoping, Some of his members would get sick, so he could go to the hospital they didn't know what was going on. She told us for in that pastor has this: his congregation of ever seeing finally dawned on her. He was up there to see her long story. Short, I fell in love, got married, had five children. I'm glad God recalculated the rout or I would be here today, but my father went on to have a ministry touched the world married to my mother for over forty four years. What am I saying? No mistake, you may is too much for the mercy of God. He knows how to re wrath would beating yourself living guilty. Can you ve seen your best days? You
be a law unless God had something greater in your future. This is what happened with Moses. He made a mistake. As a young man. He knew guarded called him too Liver, the Israelites from slavery like able and Sarah he got in a hurry and tried to do it in his own strain. He saw a hebrew slave being mistreated. He didn't think anyone was watching, so he killed a man who was mistreating him, The next day somebody told the Pharoah Moses had to run for his life. He spent years on the backside of the desert in hiding. This is not what he had planned. It look like. He missed his destiny, it was nobody's fault except his own didn't write him off. God didn't say Moses. You knew better what a new way, God simply said: recalculating round forty years later. Moses still in the desert. Thinking forgotten given up
is dreams. Suddenly a bush exploded in front of him like spontaneous combustion, it burned and burn strange thing was the Bush didn't burn up? Entreat Moses, walked over to see what was going on a is booming now Moses, Moses take off your sandals. You are standing on the holy GRAIL. What is worse, confuse taken a failed have made mistakes. I thought I was done, but I hear him call in my name not once but twice. Moses, most, if God, what is set at once, he would have thought I'm hearing things this son is given to me. God said it twice on purpose, so there would be no doubt about at the age of eighty after a forty year, detour, God recalculated the round, Moses went on to deliver the Israelites people build his purpose.
I believe today, God is required some rules you may have made mistakes, you think you blown it. How many times you need to get ready like Moses aboard Bush is come in your way. You messed up but if you listen you're here, God call in your name. He saying get your passion back, shake off the guild, get ready to take new ground. You can still be calm. All gods, creed Did you to be he's not finished with you? If you will do this, I believe and declare God is going to make miracles out of your mistakes, he's going to correct complicated situation. Restore what the enemy stolen and take it into the fullness of your destiny
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