« Joel Osteen Podcast

Release Control

2020-01-08 | 🔗
Discover what the Bible has to say about living life in peace and contentment. John 14:27 teaches, “Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated, disturbed and upset.” Learn how to be content in all circumstances as you let go of your will, release control, and ask God to let His will be done in your life!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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hide this adjoining dictatorial thanks for downloading our pod cast we enjoy spending this time with you i hope you'll leave inspire makes you use them scribe to get new messages every week we appreciate your support it helps keep the ministry going enjoy them is not less it's always a joy to come into your homes and if you're ever our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services our promise we'll make you feel right at home but they soon the in thank you again for coming out i like to start with something funny one day adam was feeling very lonely god said i'm going to make you a companion this is going to be called a woman this person will cook for you and wash your clothes she will bear
you children never asked you to get up in the middle of the night she will not nag you she will always agree with you and if you ever a disagreement she'll be the first to admit that she was wrong adam said while god what when a woman like this cost god said anne and a leg adam said what can i get for a rib in the rest three out of your bible say it like you mean it this is my bible i am this desire what it says i can do it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god boldly confess mine is alert my heart is receptive never be the same indeed this may god bless you talk to you today about released control its easy to get so focused on our
holes are dreams that we're not going to be happy until it happens we put god in a box we tell him what we want when we want it how to do it who to use we ve got it all figured out but the scripture says gods ways are not our ways they are better then our ways if you're only going to be happy if it happens you away you're setting yourself up for disappointment god can see the big picture for our lives he knows what's around every car he can see detours the dead ends the short cut things that we cannot see a better approach is to say god this is what i want this is what i believe in four but god you know what's best for me have to have it my way god i trust you when you release control it takes the pressure off life gets so much more
we do not always fighting trying to make your plans worker and sometimes we're so folk on what we want that it's out of balance anything you have to have in order to be happy the inner you can use against you if you say i have to have this promotion must spouse has to change i've gotta get married to be happier i've gotta have good where they got a big outdoor vit plan nor a mature attitude says even if it doesn't work out my even if my plans don't happen god i'm still going to enjoy my alive no indeed on the throne here's the key when our dreams and goals start to frustrate us when we're not at pee not enjoying where we are because we're so focused on what we want that's a sign that were holding own too tightly
when you hold on to what you want so tightly it can almost become like an idle you so focused on it that's all you think about all you pray about consumes your time and energy that's at about one of the best prayers that we can ever prey is not my will but let you we'll be done when you release control your show god by your actions that you trust him there are times in life lord will ask you to release the thing that you want the most it's a test if you will pass that test at some point god what either give you back what you wanted or bring something better into your life this is what happened with abraham his son eyes the child he dreamed about year after year finally showed up i loved him more than anything in the world one day god
hold abraham to put isaac on the altar to sacrifice the thing that meant the most to him it was easy but abraham made this decision to release control he said god you know this is what i've dreamed about this is what i wanted more than anything else but god i trust you i can be happy even if it and work out my way when god saw his willingness to put on the altar that thing that meant most to him then god said no dont do it he gave him his son back the question is can you be happy doesn't work out you why where you keep a good attitude if the business slows down the medical report isn't good maybe you believe in standing on a promise for your health to get better
when you have the attitude even if i don't get better i'm still go have a smile i'm still going to be good to people i'm still going to give god praise you do and what abraham did you're putting that dream on the altar when you can pass the test that you don't have to have the problem turner to be happy you don't have to have the dream come to pass to enjoy your life your proving to god that you trust him that's when god will give you the desires of your heart when we were trying to acquire this facility the former compact sinner i want it's so badly that it consumed me i was constantly thinking about it pray and about it talking about it it seemed like the harder i tried the worst things got more people came against us law suits were filed i would wake up in the middle of the night in a cold
wondering if it was going to happen one day i realise that i was set on having it my way i wasn't enjoying where i was i wasn't going to be happy if we didn't acquiring i had to do what i'm asking you to do ass a god i believe that this position but he is supposed to be ours deep down god i believe you saved just for us but even if it doesn't happen i'm gonna steal be my best at the other location i'm still going to be happy and enjoy my life release control god do it you away it wasn't long after that that things started fallen into place we won the votes from the city council members the lawsuit were so
here we are today when you release control you are passing a very important test the trust test you're saying god i believe you know what's best for me many times luck with abraham like with this facility that's when god will release back to you the very thing that you're believing for i know this lady that had a husband that wouldn't come to church with her he was a nice man he just wasn't interested she was pray i believe that it would change this went on year after year she did everything she could think she put scripture verses up all of her house she was always encouraging him to calm but in spite of all of that he wouldn't come after about a year she begin to get frustrated she lost her joy she used to come down to the front for prayer very discouraged upset joel i don't understand it i'm doing
we think that i can have told her what i'm telling you the best thing you can do is released control turn it over to god you ve prayed you believed you're standing in faith now put it on the altar have the attitude if he never comes god i'm still going to trust you if it never changes i'm still going happy when you show god that you don't have to have it in order to be happy that's when god goes to work there may be things that are frustrating you right now because there changing you know god put the dream in your heart but doesn't look like it's going to happen you have to do what she did and say god i've done everything i came i am not going to live my life upset not going to go round worried wondering frustrated got on putting this on the altar i'm giving it to you that's what this
lady did she got our joy back she got that spring in her step by her actions she was saying gotta trust do i know you're still on the throne i don't have to has anyone or anything make me happy and will be happy right where i am about two years later one sunday morning her husband ass if he could come to church with her it was his idea they came that sunday that was over eight years ago now he hardly ever misses the sunday that's what have when you release control god will make things happen that you could never make happen on your own i'm not saying to release the promise to give up on your dream no release the worries released the frustration release having to have it you when someone thirty eight says god will look out his plan for your life
god knows how to get you to wear you're supposed to be you don't have to live worried frustrate if you'll trusting god will bring the right people he'll opened the right doors he'll turn problems around he promises he will work his plan for your lie we all have goals in dreams and it's easy to be frustrated when they're not happening as fast as we would like we thank god i'm working hard and be in my best i'm honouring you what am i going to get that good brain what am i going to meet the right person why is it taking so long now you can't control the timetable you can plant to see you can water but only god can bring the sunshine only god can cause it to grow don't be frustrated because it's not happening on your time able as long as you're being your best on god you can rest
assured god will get you to wear you're supposed to be the same principle in our health you can't make yourself get you can pray and believe you can eat right exercise take medicine but only god can bring the healy only he can restore him the scripture says to cast your cares on the more the case is the worry those thoughts that bring anxiety in fear what if you don't get well what if the treatment does it were one of the medical report isn't good worry tat the hands of almighty god lit stressed out trying to change things that you can't change will keep you from gods best you have to release control is not your job to hear yourself you dont control this the right attitude is
my life is in your hands i know you're the healer you said the number of my days you would fulfil so i'm not gonna live worried and stressed out lord i want to thank you for the sunshine thank you for doing what only you can do then all through the day instead of trying to make yourself get well just relax stay in peace corps smile on your face god is not asking you to control everything take the pressure off yours he's saying cast your cares release the control so you can't make yourself get well you can't make people like you you can't make a dream come to pass god has to give you the sunshine here's to breathe in your direction maybe you believe in for promotion today way you're all you said i have to do is just trust i can't make it happen no the scripture says cast your cares not your responsibility
i'm not saying to just sit back and don't do anything no do your part then take your hands off of it entrust god to do what you can in other words get to work time for more than you have to have a spirit of excellence then if for some reason you don't get the promotion maybe they give it to somebody less deserving you can't control that but you can control your response god i trust you i'm not going to be a finn start complaining god i know you have something better in store in them time i'm going to enjoy my life right where i will be in frustrated by things that you cannot change god has you in the palm of his hand nothing is happening that he is not fleetly aware when you start releasing control and trusting him to get you too where you're supposed to be that's when yours
new doors open new opportunities new friendships but much of our frustration in life is because we're trying to control things we were never meant to control we try to control what people think about ass control what our spouse does control when a dream comes to pass if it's not happening on our time too the way we want we go to work and try to change it think it man i gotta change must spouse how to change these people's opinion on me this problem turning around fast enough get in there and change that many people are working overtime trying to change things that they cannot change you have to accept the fact you can't control everything the only thing you can control one hundred percent of the time is your attitude life is ten percent
what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond if somebody hurt you you can't control there it's over and done but you can control whether or not you get offended or if you were to get a negative medical report you can't control that like happens but you can control whether or not you live upset and discouraged i'm simply asking you today focus and what you can control not on what you came if you live in houston during this summer's is very hot here i know people that have complained for the last thirty years about that is so hard i can't take a job the fact is you can't change the heat and i don't mean to depress you but it's gonna be here in the summer for the next thirty years you can either dread it and let that
how are the rest of your life or you can say this is where god has me i believe i have the grace to handle it yes it's hot but thank god i have an air conditioner thank god i have a job here thank god i have friends and family thank god i can come the lake work you can control the he but you can control your attitude why be unhappy about something that you cannot change do you have to sit traffic every day on the way to work while let that still your joy being upset about it is not going to make it go any faster you can't control the traffic why don't you change what you can control use that time to thank god for what is done in your life look out at the beauty of his creation put on some good praise
turn on syria sexy and listen to our messages the traffic may not ever change but you can change some of the things that are frustrating you right now you don't make these simple adjustments twenty years from now thirty years forty years those same things will still be frustrating you live happens to all of us we have delays interruptions unfair situations we can't control don't use it as an excuse to get upset few christmases ago i was wrong around a crowded parking lot up and the rose again and again trying to find some place to park in a few minutes this young couple came out and they were park wrought up close to the building acid warlord thank you for your favor and i put my bleaker on and i was waiting for them to pull out took them a long time they had to put their packages in the trunk and buckle up a child in the safety see finally they backed out just is
was about to pull in they still had me blocked this car came from the wrong direction pulled in right in front of me my first thought was to halt my horn give him a piece of my mind then i remembered i'm a pastor a happy password at that but one of the most important things that i've learned is life is too short to be frustrated by things you cannot control you can't control what other people do you can't can all the traffic can't control the weather if you're only going to be happy if everything goes your way everybody's nice and kindly you you're probably going to live a very unhappy lie them taken my parking spot was a part of the ten percent live and it wasn't fair but the ninety percent is what really matters how do we respond jesus
said stop allowing yourselves to be upset agitated undisturbed it's a choice that we have to make at the start of the day you should make a decision that no matter what comes against you that day you are not going to get upset you have to decide ahead of time way if you get to work in your boss is in a grouchy mood you think that's ok i can't control him i can't make him be in a good mood that's his choice my choice is to be i've already decided to enjoy this day traffic is worse than normal your child forgets his homework at school you gotta go back up if the texan don't win that's all right i've already decided i'm not going to be frustrated i'm not going to get upset today back when i first start administering one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine one day i was at home working on my computer writing the message for that weekend with a
please sunny day not a cloud in the sky nowhere the power went off for some and i had not saved my material had five or six pages of notes been work in most of the day was hope and pray in believing that somehow it had been automatically say it was hard enough backed into right one message i said god please don't make me right it again power came back on and searched inserts trying to find it but it wasn't there i've got technicians to come out from the office they looked and looked but the material was gone was so frustrated at last the whole days worth of work have failed i call on the power company what do you do in turn him up power off in the middle of the day don't you know that's causing problems no matter how much of it no matter how frustrated i became the material was not coming back
we waste a lot of time and energy trying to change things that we cannot change the scripture says in life you have trials difficult these interruptions we're all going to have our ten percent these we don't like things that are not fair we don't understand we can't control that you have to focus on what you can control finally shook off the self pity i shook off the discouragement set back down at my computer i said god this power going off is not a surprise to you you said was meant for my harm you would use it to
advantage you said all things would work together for my good so lord i want to thank you the second time i write this message will be better than the first time i went to work there at my computer and ideas started coming from out of nowhere couple of hours i had more notes and better notes than i had before next time you're tempted to be frustrated offended stressed out remind yourself that's a part of the ten percent you can't control that but you can control how you respond start passing the tears don't keep letting the same things upset you year after year the same people when your nerves everyday is a gift from god we're not always going to be here once this day is over we can never get it back your time is too valuable to wasted upset into
i think a finn did it a neighbor frustrated at a child worried about your hale discouraged because a dream is taken so long you can't control those things if that was going to keep you from your destiny god would have ever permitted it start passing the tears don't allow yourself to be upset in australia last year and they used the phrase he's no worries all the time say no worries luck we say you're welcome here in the states if you're at dinner and the waiter brings you the food you say thank you they answer back no worries i drop my work on the ground they came running over pick it up no worries theirs relaxed you go and nothing bothers their buildings all no worries robbery and progress no worries i must have that phrase twenty thirty times a day
even though they use it in a different way i loved the fact that it reminds you not to worry put you to ease that should be our motto no worries traffic is bad no worries god is directed my steps i'm at the right place at the right time somebody's rude no worries there have been a bad day i've already decided to have a good day business is a little slow no worries god is my provider he's supply and all of my needs if we would develop this no worries mentality i wonder not only how much more we'd enjoy lie but how much longer we would live proverb says a relaxed attitude lengthens lie the opposite is true if you live in upset offended worried you're taken time offered to europe
we need you here don't leave before your time is up if you start trusting relaxing go with the flow you can add time to your life we are always looking for that fountain of you ways to look young to live longer one way is to develop there's no worries mentality quit being upset over things that you have no control over quit trying to change things that you cannot change worry less trust more stress lass laugh more love more enjoy more when our daughter alexandrium was about five years old one i needed to run up to the store to pick something up it was going to close in thirty minutes victoria said will never make it your ass it sure we will just help me get the kids ready unless go she got them dress real fast and i grabbed theirs use and we took off to the store it
like i was on a mission from god i was so sad i needed to get what i want and i did not want to have to come back the next day we arrived at the stores parking lot with about eight minutes left to go and i knew i could still make it but i had to put little alexandria shoes on got her left shoe on went to put the right one arm but i couldn't the fifth worked and worked and struggle but it just wouldn't go on right and i took it and noticed that it was another left shoe i thought that couldn't be right compare with the other one sure enough we had two left shoes ass if why do we have to the exact same shoes she's an old her little cousin was over the house playing day and she has the same pair of shoes we must to grab the wrong want i thought all great now had about food minutes to go and has really stressed out alexandra was daddy's go
she would do anything in the world from me i got this idea said alexandra it maybe a little tight but you put this left shoe on your right and where four daddy he looked at me i'll never smile real big and said no a wall i've been in there it wasn't meant to be just go with the flow that was a part of the ten percent daughter has to lift shoes no use getting up set of what you change my plans didn't we get no worries come back the next day god still directed my stamps think of it this way if you learned you only had three months to leave how many of the things that upset you last week would you let upset you this week would you be stress cause you computer dad would you be frustrated could you dollar has to live shoes would you be upset because somebody got your parking spot somebody was
rudy at the grocery store no let it go life is too short to live that way some of you are carrying around way too much you need to start releasing the worries release the offence released the struggles you don't have to make your dreams come to pass take the pressure off yourself only god can bring the sunshine trust him and he'll get you to wear yours to be if you start releasing control you're not only enjoy life more but you'll live longer god promises he will work out his plan for your life now believe and declare he will open the right doors here the right people he'll turn negative situations around and your step in to the fullness of your desk in jesus name if you receive can you say it today we never like to close our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your line would you play with me
just say lord jesus i repented my sins come into my heart make your ma more in savior and if you pray that simple prayer we believe you got born again giving good bible base church keep god first place he's gonna take your places that you ve never dreamed thank you for listening to the jewellers dean podcast helpless continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world joe boosting dot com slash give hope to give again today thanks much for listening to today's message i hope you'll subscribe so you can receive the latest podcast to keep the inspired all through the wind in boy i'm no gods best is still ahead will see a next time
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