« Joel Osteen Podcast

Patient Endurance Brings Forth God's Promise

2019-10-29 | 🔗
God develops our character and our strength through the waiting process. Learn to wait well by seeking God.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. To give visit JoelOsteen.com/GiveHope
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hi this is victoria thank you so much for downloading a podcast i believe god has amazing things in your future i hope you enjoy this message i think about when my daughter sent out her applications for college she was going to go to a university and so it was the end of her senior year she began to send out applications to see where she would go to school i remember they said it was going to take a few months to get those applications back and see which school she was accepted in but you know those months just seem to take even longer it seemed like it was taking forever to get a response back from the school she was anticipating what school she would go to all we're going through the same process they
waiting for their answers and it's kind of because as they were waiting it was as if they had more questions in their heart in mine they were like well what i get accepted at this school well i live with if if i get accepted that's cool where will i live you see they were dissipating all this and it was just formulating more doubt and more questions in their mind about the situation you see they were waiting and it was making them weary have you ever waited and been frustrated how long my daughter she couldn't make plans until she got this answer you see it happens to all of us we all go through this waiting process it's no fun it can be difficult it can be challenging and it can be hard but can i
well you god is not making us wait to make it hard on us he's causing us to develop in our character and in our strength you see we all have patience to acquire the strength patience is what brings forth god's promises the word says it's through patient endurance that we bring forth the promise i've got you see my daughter was accepted to a college she was really happy about it but then started waiting to see what sorority she would get in is waiting to see what kind of friends she would meet she's going to be waiting to graduate should be waiting to see what job she gets who she marries waiting to have a baby you see life is a process
of waiting she's eighteen years old she's got a lot of waiting to do so the earlier that we learned this process the happier we're going to be you see i wonder some times if those girls even enjoyed the last semester of high school because they were so concerned worried and frustrated about what was going to happen in the future you know it's interesting god always puts us at the right place even if it's not the place we think we should be god always works it out for us you see we're going to be waiting most of the time so need to learn to wait well isaiah four thousand and thirty one says wait on the lord and he will renew your so you were never going to white well unless we wait in the strength of god
sometimes we make the mistake of thinking waiting is passive we're standing in the corner with our hands folded just waiting for the right thing waiting for us to get this great break waiting for our career to start we think this i think that we should sit around and wait we should be actively waiting we should pursuing god not just waiting to see what happens but preparing ourselves in the way you know i've heard it said like this that patient is a muscle that can only be developed in the weight you see we've got to wait well to develop patience we all want patients we all want to be strengthened the
james says it like this see the farmer how he waits patiently for his crops to come up then it goes on to tell us how he waits it says he waits with cheerful endurance with expectation he's waiting for the signs the rain he's out there watching his soil believing it's rich you think go out there and say hello i plan see the ground i wonder if it's still there have you ever thought like let me do make sure it's still down there anything happening yet you see that's easy we all feel like that but he stayed excited about its cross even when you didn't see anything happening because he knew it was just a matter of time that the earth would bring forth his harvest if he kept his endurance and his strength and his pay
we should all white with that attitude shouldn't we would enjoy life more you no need to feel the struggle when we wait we need to develop our patient knowing that at the right time god is going to get us where we need to be we need to start enjoying our life right now not looking so far into the future that we forget what's happening right now i was in the elevator with my daughter not long ago and we were going up to like the 25th floor in this high rise building in the elevator stopped doors and a man walks in and were standing there and he looks at me and i smiled at it and he looks at me and i said hi he was going to say something to me and he stopped for a second and i could see him thinking and he said i can't you're standing in this elevator i can't believe i'm seeing you right now he said
talking to a friend of mine the other day and they said i was talking about how i've been waiting for something for a long time and i god help me i need him to increase my patience so i can so forth what i feel like he's called me to do and he said you know i love the ministry i get incur smith from the ministry and he said because see you today he said i believe it's a sign that god is telling me it's it happened hang on don't give up it's just a matter of time you know what that man was doing he was doing the same thing that the farmer does he was looking for a sign he was looking for rain he was saying i need this cheerful hopeful endurance give me a sign give me the
this thing to give me to my next place strengthen me i'm waiting on you so that your renew my strength you see when were strong we can endure god says i want you to run and not get weary i don't want you to faint i want you to be with this virtue call patient see we don't need to birth anything before its time we've got be ready for what god has in store for us an if we're going to bring forth the promises of god we're going to have to develop patience patience isn't a bad thing patience is a strength it's a good thing jesus told five hundred disciples white here in jerusalem because the holy spirit is going to come up on you
he said don't leave wait right here do you know that only one hundred and fifty disciples of the five hundred didn't get impatient and leave the rest left there was only one hundred and twenty out of the five hundred that stuck around you see sometimes i think when it takes a long time we get bored we lose our enthusiasm we forget what we're waiting for we quit expecting you see that day the ones who stay got renewed recharged and re energetic energized by the holy spirit the holy spirit came in and suddenly did exactly when jesus said the holy spirit was going to do habaka the prophet said god had this big you told me to write it down you told me to hold it close but it's taken a
long time you got yoga said to him he said though it terry wait for it tell me when wait for it me and sometimes you know have you ever thought of that word waiting you all you can see is long lines lots of traffic you're sitting in the doctors office with everybody sitting there waiting but why do you stay in that chair because you know the nurse is going to come out she's going to call your name she's going to call your name that's what keeps you in that chair let me tell is something god is going to call your name it's for an appointed time wait for it don't get ahead of the time see you know what job is our job is to get ready for the appointed time because we don't want to birth anything before it's time we don't take it into our own hands i think about
who is this and how he led the israelites they were well equipped when they came out of each strong headed to the promised land listen he opened the reds they saw amazing miracles they walk through on dry ground so incredible even though they may have been fearful they look back and they watched the sea swallow up their enemies you see god did amazing things he said i'm taking you to that place called the promised land stick with me keep the promise and don't give up well as they were in the desert moses said hey i'll be back i'm going to see god i will get our instructions for the next half of our journey so we went up to mount sinai and spoke with god but you know what the israelites did in the camp they lost sight at the prom
the god they lost sight of where they were going and what god was capable of doing you know what they said they said we don't know if moses he's even going to come back he's here so long they were so impatient you know what they did they took the gold that god had given them that he had supplied for them and they threw it in the fire and they said we're going to make our own god we're going to celebrate and worship that god they thought that god was going to make him happy it didn't it didn't make him happy at all in fact you know what they did they fell short of the best plan god had for their life we need to be prepared there's a appointed time what are you doing to get to that appointed time you see it's how we wait that's important to god how we wait
can oftentimes lead how long we wait see the waiting is what god is interested in he's interested in what we're going to develop within us as we wait in fact i believe he's more interested in our development than what we're waiting on because he gods got amazing things in your future hey if he's brought you this far he's going to take you all the way he's parted red fees for you you've seen him do miracles hey you're well fed and well closed you've got everything you need don't jump ahead of god no if he's brought you this far he's going to take all the way enjoy where you are right now begin learn to wait well knowing that this patient endurance that you were birthing is going to bring forth every promise giving you amen amen for listening to the jewels dean podcast help
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-06.