« Joel Osteen Podcast

Redeem The Time

2019-08-14 | 🔗
Ephesians 5:15-17 says, “Make the most of every opportunity. Don’t be vague and thoughtless, but live accurately and purposefully.” With this gift of life comes a responsibility to develop your talents, pursue your dreams, and become what God has created you to be. ----Visit https://joelosteen.com to receive daily updates and encouragement from Joel Osteen.----Have you followed Joel Osteen on Instagram? https://instagram.com/joelosteen.
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hide this goal in victoria thanks for downloading our podcast we enjoy spending this time with you i hope you'll leave inspire make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week we appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy them is god bless you always a joy to come into your homes and if you're in our area please stop by and be apart one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home but thanks so much for tuning in thank you again for coming out today and i like to start with something funny and i heard about this minister he'd been out bear hunting all day long searched in through the woods with no sign of a bear finally in frustration he threw is gone on the ground he went down the street
to cool off about that time he sees this huge grizzly bear running straight to lord him full force about a hundred yards away fell on his knees and god i need protection please convert this bear into a christian miraculously the bare froze in its tracks lifted both paul's toward the heavens and said lord thank you this food i'm about to eke out a revival say it like you made it this is a bible i am it says i am have what it says i have i can do what it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god boldly confess mind is alert my heart is receptive never be the same in june this name god bless you i want to talk to you today about redeem the time to is one of the most valuable commodities that we have is more valuable than money you can
more money but you can't make more tat the scripture tell thus to redeem the time that means don't waste it live this day unfocused undisciplined on motivated we have arisen the ability to use our time wisely we're not always going to be here this day is a gift are you leaving it to the full with purpose passion pursuing your dreams or are you distracted indifferent doing whatever comes along in a job don't like hanging out with me that are pulling down that's not with you the time that's wasting their time joe like you spend money you are spending your life you either investing it or you're wasting it first step is you need to set goals short term goals
long term goals what do you want to accomplish this week where do you want to be five years from now do you have a plan r u taken steps to get there don't go another three years on a job you don't like doing something that you're not passionate about life is flying this is your one shop you don't do over we can't we live our twenties we live our thirties once this day is over we can never get it back paul said innovations make the most of every opportunity don't be vague and thoughtless but live purposefully and accurate if you're going to reach your highest potential you have to be and on purpose person you know where you're going you're not vague distracted waiting to see what happens now you're focused
you're making the most of each opportunity let me put it more practical stay and on social media hours a day catch up on the latest gossip is not ready in the time playing video games hours a day when you could be study and is not redeeming the time talking on the phone hours a day to a friend not going anywhere that has no dreams is not redeeming the time god has given you a present is called today what are you gonna do with it this is a call to action get four just get organised set your goals make your plans guy could have chosen anyone to be here but it shows you the scripture too about living well spent lives when we go to bed at night we should ask ourselves did our lives well spent day did i'd take steps toward my goes was
blessing to someone else did i invest more time did i waste my time our red where the average person spends over eighty hours a year looking for things they misplaced car keys cell phones glasses receipts children somebody said the reason god gives babies to young people is because older people forget where they left them do yourself a favor you yourself eighty hours a year and get organised redeem that time i know too many people that are incredibly talented they have great potential but they're not disciplined when it comes to they spend their time they have good intentions but there are easily distracted and they end up of course there are a thousand good things you can give your time to each day you have to be
supply and to stay focused on what's best for you if not you'll end up chasing the latest trend trying to keep up with your friend distracted entangled in things that are not a part of your destiny like a man i've heard about he was walking through the airport on the way to his fly he saw a sign on the terminal wall that said no your future twenty five cents he was intrigue by he walked over and put a quarter in the slot the computer redoubt said your name john smith you're on the two twenty flight to boston he couldn't believe it he thought how does this thing no my name how does it know my flight number friend was walking by call a moment to look at this put another quarter in did it again your name is john smith you own the two twenty flight to boston his friend look kind of power shrugged his shoulders and went all men reads in his pocket to get another quarter out he's gonna do it again
didn't have any more coins hit a walk back to the newsstand to get change so long line he waited and waited finally got that core came back put it in this law it said your name is john smith you just missed that twenty fly to boston stay focused it's easy to get sidetracked but things that poor you're off course and you look up in the day is gone or the year is gone or twenty years have gone nothing will be sadder than to come to the end of life and think what waste so many days why did not leave focus now this decision with me that you're going to indeed the time we have a responsibility god has entrusted you with his life he breathed his breath into you he's put gifts and talents on the inside you have seeds of greatness you not just on planet earth taken up space europe person
destiny with that gift of life comes a responsibility to develop your talents to sue your dreams to become who guards created you debate no no regular basis unita we value what you're doing refocus your lie get rid of any distractions said in another place i'll run with purpose in every step when we understand the value of time and see each day as the gear that it is it helps us to keep the right perspective you realize every model is not worth fighting you don't have to to get engaged in conflicts that are not between you and your god given destiny and if somebody has a problem with you as long as you'll be in your best doing what god put in your heart with all due respect that's their problem and
yours you don't have to resolve conflict with every person something i don't want to be at peace with you that's a distraction don't wait your valuable time fighting battles that don't matter when you realize your days are numbered you don't respond every credit you don't try to convince people alive q that are never going to like you you accept the fact that some people are never going to give you their approval but that's ok you know you have all muddy gods approval when you're redeeming the time you're not trying to keep some one happy it's never going to be happy something but no matter what you do for them is not to be enough but their happiness is not your responsibility always be can be respectful but your attitude should be if you don't want to be happy that's fine but you're not going to keep me from being happy
i know this day is a gift and i'm going to live in climate change things that cannot change or trying to fix people they don't want to be fixed redeeming the time when you realize your time is limited you don't get offended you don't get upset because somebody's play in politics stressed out because somebody is trying to make it look bad you know go and trust god make your wrongs right he was telling me how a family member had her wrong she was very negative and starting to get better at told her i'm telling you life is too short to live that way let it go when god will be your vindicator she didn't want to hear it she said now i'm not going to be happy until he apologizes what she doesn't realise issue wasting valuable days i don't know he may never apologize now wonder like her huh
today's that we wasted we can't say that we were sing the time we didn't appreciate today we just drew it up sad offended discouraged the scripture says don't let the sun go down on your the reason many people have no joy no enthusiasm is because they go to bed each night with unforgivingness in their heart reliving their hearts thinking about their disappointments here's the problem if the sun goes down with bitterness it will come back up with bitterness if it down with resentment it comes back up with resentment that's blocking gods blessings its keeping you from seeing the bright future if you what the sun shone brightly in your life once again for you go to bed each night you need to say the leasing every negative thing this happened to me today leasing every heart released
every worry releasing every disappointment i'm for giving the people they did me wrong god i'm going to bed in peace when you do that son will go down with nothing block in it when it comes back up the next morning have a new spring in your step excite about the day ready for your future go go to bed at night with any kind of defeat still in your mind talk to a young lady she's a tale vision reporter at a local station here in town and during hurricane ike she was out covering the story her assignment was to find people that we're down now because of the hurricane people that we're having a hard time finding food and she was one of the food drops talking to people in line but nobody had a sad story we're all grateful that they were alive and talking about how they were going to make victorian iron some lakewood volunteers happened to be there she can
mobile with the camera and asked me what's the worst thing that i'd see that's it yes some people are struggling but they ve got faith they know overcomers they know their victims and not victims she felt well a new joel wasn't gonna tell me anything said so she went victoria victoria was worse than me she said these people are fired they know gods in control and something better is come in their way she got back to the station and she told her supervisor i couldn't find any said stories but i got jewel in victoria hosting commenting on the hurricane she felt they would be excited but it was just the opposite they didn't want us they wanted sad stories she ended up getting terminated over that incident they let her go she could have been discards depressed bitter but she understands this principle that every day is a gift from god she started
thank god that new doors and we're going to opening thanking him that phase was come in her way not long after that she received a phone call from a very prestigious broadcasting company they saw her report on the hurricane the same one that got her far said we'd like to offer you a full time position to come and hit up the department that does all of our documentaries that was a dream come true she couldn't believe it she gave me a big hug and said george i just wanna thank you and victoria for getting me fired i've heard it said disappointments are inevitable but misery is optional no matter what kind of setbacks you face nobody who does you wrong you don't have to do to live defeated depressed bitter start redeeming the time do like she didn't start thanking god that is in control and thank you
that new doors or opening thank him that favour is come in your way the truth is we all go through the valleys but the valleys are what leads to higher mountains there not permanent there only temporary here's a key when you're in the valley instead sitting around thinking about your problems go out and do something good for somebody else vote tear why you in the valley usher wide you're in the valley cheers somebody up when you're in the valley more somebody's lawn why you're in the valley when you invite your time the right way in helping others those seeds that you so will create the hall this you need not to just get but the valley but to come to a higher amount to come to a new level of your destiny it's important only how we spend our time but with whom we spend it with to redeem the time may mean you have to prove some relationships that are
adding anything to your lie hang around people that are not going anywhere that have no goals no dreams people that are not focused not discipline they come from take the easy way out if you talk right mediocrity mediocrity will rub off on you if you hang out with jealous critical unhappy people you will end up jealous critical and unhappy asked what it says in proverbs you walk with wise men you will become wise take a look at your friends that's what going to be like in a few years your friends are winners leaders givers successful if they have a spirit of excellence integrity positive motivate then those good qualities are going to rub off on you when you're with them you investing your time they're making you better
but if you hang out with people that are sloppy undisciplined on motivate not going anywhere let me give you some great advice find some new freedoms you cannot become who created due to be hanging out with them and they may be a good person they may have good heart but your destiny is too great europe i meant to important your time too valuable to let them drag you damn some people only thing that's keeping them from a new level of their destiny is wrong friendships you cannot hang out with chicken and expect a sore like an eagle have to make some big announcement go to tell them hey man i'm couldn't you all said to get rid of you know do me a favor and leave my name out of this you can just gradually spin less and less time with their what your what
i've heard their feelings what if they keep you from your destiny i heard about a lady that was re evaluating her friendships her answering machine said i'm sorry i missed mr call i'm making some chain just in my life and if i don't call you back please no you were one of those changes i'm thinking about all the people the hen call me back and here's a key if you don't let go of the wrong people you'll never meet the right people sometimes we can outgrow of friendship it was good at one time for few years you were fulfil but now grow more than they have you're running at a different pace you gifts are coming out in a great away that doesn't make them a bad person it's just a new season human nature likes to hold onto the old we like to keep everything the same but the truth is its the procedures and to change
doesn't mean you can still be there friend you just know you cannot spend as much time with them and become you were created debate there are people there come into our lives that are like scaffolding designed to be there for a period of time i'm not talking about marriage situation i'm talking about friendship these people is somewhat thought you got your word from the lord david these people for a period of time they help us grow they spyware us they motivate us but like tat scaffolding at some point is gotta come off the building if the scaffolding state up the building would never be what it was meant to be appreciate the people that have helped you always honour them but be big enough recognised when their part in your story is over
our regular basis you need to re evaluate you're friendships the people you choose to spend time with are they in the right position has the position changed perhaps could it be that it's a new season when this was on the earth he was very selective with his friendships everyone of course wanted to be close to him but he chose only twelve men to spend most of his time with the disciples out of those twelve three were his close koreans peter james and john one could be considered his ass planned john he was described as the disciple whom geez love you may know a lot of people have a bunch of acquaintances you have to be kept for who you allow in your inner circle you have twenty best volumes the hurry you go the more successful you are there your circle needs to become you may
have twenty people you call for urgent and that's great but the two or three you choose to be close to you you need to make sure they are one hundred percent for you believe in you they stick up for you there with you through thick and then it could be that you're not seeing best because your team is weak euro vesting valuable time in people that were never supposed to be a part of your inner circle you have to evaluate your friendships get the right people the right positions if your team is weak you're going to be weak mark chapter five jesus was failing to another city to pray for little girl that had died when here at the home the scripture says jesus and allow anyone to go in with him except peter james and john his inner circle jesus knew when he got it that room
where the little girl was dead he needed people that wouldn't question who he was people they wouldn't say hey are you sure you're the son of god what if she doesn't get healed do you have a backup when no when you're in the heat of the ban when you need godspeed you need a break you need a legal situation to turn around you cannot afford or to have people in your inner circle saying do you really think you gonna get well my group the data that same thing do you really i think you're to get out of their business is so slow now you need people are joined in spirit with you people there will say hey if your bold enough to believe it can only on bold enough to agree with you if you believe you can write that addiction then i'm not tell you ten reasons why you can't mom party as you are well able if you believe you can get your degree you can start that business you can see your marriage restored then
count all me i'm all bored i am all for you you need people that would join faith with you and not try to talk it out of this has got to the home and everyone was so strong you can imagine the crying weeping sorrowing jesus looked at them and so dont be upset she not dead she's only asleep their sorrow turned a mocking ridiculing making fun what do you mean she's not day and of course she's day what jesus did next is very significant it's a key to living in victory verse forty says they mocked and jeered at him but jesus put them out notice the son of god ass then delete he showed them the door g this new the importance of heaven people around him that understood his destiny his attitude was hey i don't need you doubt i dont know
you tell me what i can't do almost around myself with believers with people are faced with people did understand my assign you have people close to you that are constantly pulling your down telling you what you can't do how you'll never complex your dreams understand it is scripture to show them the door it may be difficult to have had the attitude i cannot fulfil my destiny with you critical spirit in my life i can't become who i was created to be with you drag me down i love you but i cannot are you in my inner circle a more love you from a distance what jesus did he we took the girls parents and peter james and john into the little girls room he spoke to that girl and she came back to lie thinking this jesus could have held her in front of the whole crowd laughing mocking ridiculing he's god he can do
anything he was showing us this principle who you have in your inner circle is extremely important if jesus went to the trouble to ask the wrong people don t if he took it time to weed out the doubters the naysayers the people that didn't believe in him he was that concern about his inner circle how much more concerned should we be with whose in our inner circle you need to pay attention whose own your team whose taken into your lie who are you giving your time and attention to more practical who are you eating lunch with every day at the office who you'd can do on the phone so much building up or tearing down are they pushing you toward your destiny or they telling you what you can't do are they modeling excellence integrity character godliness or they
is a sloppy and discipline now you have a responsibility to redeem your time don't waste it with people that don't sharpen you if you dont politely show them the door that can keep you from your destiny sometimes we know a person's not good for us we know dragging us down but we think if i let them go i'm going to be lonely you may be lonely for a season you'll never give up something for god without given your something better back in return god we're not only give your new friends he'll give you a better friend people there far you people that celebrate you people that pushing forward now this may mean that you have to change who you eat lunch with at the office every day that this always find in fall critical bad mounting the boss you don't need that poison in your life that's not redeeming the time you may have to change
hanging out with that neighbour that always depressed defeated has a sad song if you stay you go indemnified it is better to make the chain and be lonely for a season then to be poison for a lifetime when we come to the end of our days god is going to ask us what did you do with the time i entrusted you with did you develop your gifts and talents did you accomplice your assignment how did you spend your lie it's not going to be a good exe used to say god i've got distracted but my friend got me off course god i leave bitter but somebody did me wrong god was negative but my company let me go along asking you to cut quit making excuses and start redeeming the time we're not always going to be here the scriptures is our life is like a mist we're here for a moment then we're gonna make this decision
that you're going to be an on purpose person set your goals and be disciplined to stick with it don't waste any more days prune off those relationship that are not adding to your lie don't go to bed at night with any kind of defeat bitterly negativity still in your mind this day is a gift make sure you investing your time and not wasting it if you do this i believe claire the seeds of greatness on the inside are going to take root and begin to flow i wish you will rise higher overcome every obstacle and become everything that guy created you to be in jesus name if you receive it can you say amended i never liked oppose our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life would you pray with me just say more jesus our repent of my sins come in
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