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Step Into The Unknown - Joel Osteen

2017-11-25 | 🔗
Have you been afraid to step out and do something new because you don’t know how it’s going to work out? Joel wants to show you how to let go of fear, and instead, take that new step relaxed and in God’s peace.Learn how to let go of the need to know all of the details of how it’s going to work out, and instead, trust God’s guidance in your life. Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God will lead you every step that you take. But first, you have to take that step before the next step is revealed.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
welcome to the dual loose dean podcast helpless new to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe augustine dotcom flash give hope to give a gift today god bless the joy to come into your hands on your ever in our area please stop by the airport one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home i like to start with something funny i heard about this pasture he'd been out bear hunting all day long so since march through the woods with no sign of a bear finally in frustration through is gone on the ground and he went down to this to the cool off about that too he sees this huge grizzly bear running toward him full speed about a hundred yards away
falls on his knees and say god i need protection please he's convert this bear into a christian miraculously bear frozen his tracks put both pause would the heavens and said thank you lord but this food i'm about to say it like a minute this is my bible i am it says i am i have what it says i have i can do what it says i can do today we talk the word of god boldly confess my mind is alert heart is receptive i will never be the same in jesus name god bless you wanna talk to you today about step in tat the unknown when i type address in my navigation system there is an option comes up that says rout overview if you click that it will give you all the details of your trip there may be fifteen different instructions
travel six miles on this freeway get off at exit forty three go four hundred feet turn left on the intersection your whole round is clearly laid out you know you going how long it's going to take what to expect no one these details makes us comfortable where we can relax in the same way go has a rout overview for your life before were formed in your mother's womb he laid out your plan he not only knows your final donation but he knows the best way to get you there but one difference between god and a navigation system god doesn't show you the rout overview heeded tell you how it's going to happen how long the tank where the fund you're gonna come from who you're going to he led you one step at a time
your trust in and take that step into the unknown no one how it's going to work out there i'll show you the next step by step by step he'll lead you into your destiny to language is we like details we wouldn't have any problem taken that step of starting that new business going back to school moving to that new location if we knew where the he was coming from how long it was going to take that the right people would be we had all the details it be to step out here's the key god doesn't give us details he's not going to show you a blueprint for your whole lie if you had all the facts you wouldn't need anything he's going to send you out not knowing everything if you will have the bonus to step into the do what he's asking you to do doors were open that you could have never open the door
people will show up you'll have the pond the resources that you need the scripture put it this way god's word is a lamp onto our feet and allied unto our path a lamp implores you have just enough to see in front of you it is not giving you the lie for the next fifty years like that light on your car when you drive and at night you can only see a hundred feet in front of you you don't pull over because can't say your destination fifty miles away you keep driving you go further didn't you will more will you take that step with the light that your hair if you're waiting for all the details you're going to be in your whole life we all wanna be comfortable but be in god's corporate will woman you a little uncomfortable theirs healthy tension to where you have to stretch
you have to pray you have to believe you're not sure how it's going to work out that's when you grow that's when you're learning to trust god in a greater way god is not just interested in the destination he's agent you along the way he's giving prepare growing you up on purpose god will this in situations we were over our heads were our friends can help us where we don't have the experience too often we shrink i'm not going there i'm not oh god i'm too nervous what if it doesn't work out god knew you would be nerve he knew you wouldn't feel qualified that's a test are you we talked yourself out of it are you going to let the fear of what you can't see hold you back or going to be bold and step in to the unknown in the unknown is we're miracles happen
in the unknown is where you discover ability that you didn't know you had in the unknown is worrying accomplish more than you ever dream just book oh you don't have the details doesnt mean god doesn't have the details he has the rout overdue for your lie here wouldn't be leading you there if he didn't have the favour the provision everything you need to go to the next level one thing i like about my navigation system is gives me exact details go nine point three miles down this three way then it counts down the whole way eight miles land miles six miles it's all right in front of me god is just the opposite he'll tell you go down this road the first thing we do is ask for detail how far do you want me to go no answer what want me to take no answer who's gonna be there to meet me no answer
can you endured the silence of not knowing everything we do oh god even though you don't have all the details we take that step of faith even when you uncomfortable you're nervous not sure how it's going to work out this is what we're him dear god told him to leave the place he was living up his family his belongings headache to the land that god was going to give him his inheritance the only problem was god didn't give him any details the scriptures abraham went out not knowing where he was going can imagine abraham tell him his life sarah honey i've got great news we when the moon god promised me he's taken us to a better and we're we're gonna be blessed in a new way here sarah say and that's so exciting i can't wait where we going for him so i don't know he didn't tell me
what should i where will it be cold or hot he says i'm not sure will abraham are you sure god told you this how we provide for our family where we're gonna get food for our staff and animals this seems like a mistake if you're going to step into the unknown is going to take boldness it's not always going to make sense people may not understand your thoughts i will tell you you better play it safe this to bigger risk what if it doesn't work out able understood this principle that just because he didn't have all the answers just because he was nervous didn't mean he wasn't supposed to do the scripture says the steps of a good person are ordered by the lord if you'll take the first step no one all the details trusting that god knows what he's doing then everything
for the way there will be provision there will be favour there will be wisdom and is uncomfortable not no one you have to stretch pray believe but step you not only have gods blessing but you growing you getting stronger in the script peter was the only one that walked on the water and he was the only one willing to get out of the boat i'm sure the other disciple said peter stay in here with us look at those waves it's dangerous you could drown but when jesus ask him to come he had the courage to step into the unknown and he walked on the water well your buddy saint yeah but what more than you here more than me what's familiar stay in and about although that's comfortable instead of being a blessing
can become a curse familiarity can keep you from your destiny what you used how you were raised the job you been at years don't let your comfort keep you from becoming all god creed did to be if abraham would have put his camphor above fulfilling his purpose we wouldn't be talking about it you can play it safe your whole life and reached the fullness of your destiny dont let the what he is talking arab what if i fail what if they say no what if i don't have the fund you'll never know unless you try when you come to the end of life will you have more regrets from the risk that you took or from the risk that you didn't take what if i get in this new relationship joan i get hurt again as well
happened last time what if you get in it and your happier than you ve ever been what if it's a divine connection what about take this position and i'm not good at it i'm not successful what if you take it in you excel what have you discovered talent you didn't know you had what if it opens doors to more opportunities i can tell you every significant accomplishment in my own life every major victory i've had to step into the unknown my dad went to be with the lord i have never minister before i stepped up to pass to the church i didn't know how it was going to work out i didn't know if i could minister i didn't know if anybody listen to me we thought told me your don't do it it's a bit mistake you gonna get up i do not know what to say who i was over my head i knew i didn't have the experience but also knew when we
week gods power or shows up the great i couldn't see way down the road i couldn't see any of this that we're doing today all i could see was right then step up in past the church if would have shown me all of this outer said no way i can't do that sometimes the reason god doesn't tell us what in our future is big as he knows we would talk jobs out of it what god has in store for you is going to borrow your man the places he's going to take you the people you go influence the dreams you're gonna carcass it's going to be bigger than juve imagine you know where it is is in the unknown is in but you can't see right now it's in what you don't feel qualified for when you find yourself in a situation where you over your head you don't think you have what it takes that's garland stretching you
he can see things in you that you can't see in your sale they may be uncomfortable but don't swing back keep stretching keep believe and keep dreaming death vaster god is leading some of you are about to step in to the next level you've been on that step long enough you passed the test the next step is coming it's going to be a new level of influence a new level of talent new level of creativity a new level of your destiny between our driving to another city the other day and had irrigation system on and at one what we were on this country road for about a hundred miles stretch all these intersections indifferent roads that veered often i kept thinking that i had missed my turn and i had to keep looking at the navigation system unnoticed that is long as i was on the right path the lady
the gps system didn't say anything wish you to come all set to do a good job go on board but never said a thing until was time to do something different sometimes god is signed you don't hear him saying anything disease you think i must be off course something must be wrong he's not talking but like the lady gps system that means on the right course doing the right thing he prayin believe and stretching the next step is coming but you have to pass the test of being for where you are being best with what you have been the net step would be a favor stand a promotion step but healing step a breakthrough step when joshua in the israelites came to the jordan river there no way to get across they had heard how moses held his lord in the red sea parted
joshua thought the same thing would happen for him but god had a different planet he told jostle were to go tell the priest to walk into the river and then the waters would part i'm sure the priests thought joshua that doesn't make sense you want us to walk into the water we could drown the priest to the shore and nothing happened to the water they got a couple pete from the bank still nothing thought started telling them what if it does part what if joshua made a mistake what did he get out there and you can't come back they could have talked themselves out of it instead they dared to step in to the unknown the scripture says the moment their feet touched the water the waters upstream begin to power on the other side it flowed downstream before long the whole river bed was empty they were able to walk across on dry ground noticed miracle happened along
the way we think god part the river and then i'll go god says go then all port the river if you step into the unknown along the way you'll see miracles along the way the right people will show up alive the way doors will open that you could have never open could have just as easily parted the waters before they stepped in he was shown us this principle you don't see how it can work out revise says you better play it safe but you take that step a faint and do what gods asking you to do you too will see jordan rivers par in god on per this puts us in situations where we can't do it on our own it looks impossible that's a test of our if we stay in the boat will never walk or water would
merci the fullness of our destiny and if god would have parted the water first would have been a lot less stressful for them they wouldn't have had to stretch and pray believe but here the key god uses the journey to get us prepared for where we're going when you have to stretch your face believed that he's making a way thank you things are changing in your favour yours it's your muscles are getting stronger you're developing a greater trust a greater confidence in god when we a word that this place the former compact centre where the rockets to play basketball was coming available then came a law on the inside of me i knew this was supposed to be ours what didn't know was how complicated it would be trying to acquire god will give you the floor step but he won't tell you everything
excited about the possibility of moving lakewood here this was more than i could ask are saying but what i didn't know was was going to cost a hundred million dollars to renovate i didn't know bunny would follow lawsuit to try to stop us times is good to be nigh that's called and childlike they all i knew was that dream was alive in my spirit and i did what i'm asking you to do a step in to the unknown this facility was owned by the city of houston my parents in our food we knew the mayor i called here and the mayor was in favour of lakewood having it the first miracle we the tin boats from city council members we only had none but the night before the main vote a council member
being against us for two years suddenly changed his mind and voted for us and we got the building another merely a week later a large company found a lawsuit to try to keep us remove and we were told it could be tied up in the court system for up to ten years here out already announced to the church people had given funds i would up in the middle of the night sweating thoughts my joy you're going to look like a fool this goal big mess when you have to give it all back but like joshua along the way miracles kept happening the sea oh of this large company flew in from out of town to meet with us we were told by our attorneys that it was a ploy just to confuse things but he said joe i watch it on television my son in law is a youth pastor less work something out two days later we had an agreement the losses withdraw we were on our way we
you go out not knowin yours jordan rivers par you'll see pack centres fall into place god will things happen that you could never make happen don't get stuck in the boat don't let them here that you can't see all the details hold you back you're not so host to see everything gods leading you step by step when you're in unknown you haven't a stretch pray i believe that when you really growing those three years we were in the battle over this place that's when i learned to pray like i had never praying if i'd known how long it was going to take how much it was going to cost otto said no thanks god i don't want that risk instability unto young i don't have the experience god knows what's in he uses these steps to stretch to develop you to get your prepared for the next
the journey is more important than the destination because if you don't get prepared on the journey if you don't learn what you're supposed to learn along the way you won't be able a handle we're god is taken the god could have given us the compact centre the first week we pray or at least the first month we pride that would have saved me a lot of stress i wouldn't have had to stretch pray believe one day wait three years he was getting me prepare i was turning to trust in my fate was being increase my character was being developed what's interesting in this three years like the lady the gps i never heard anything new i never heard god so dont worry joel i've got you come it's all going to work out i had to trust him when he was silent to believe he was in control when i didn't any sign of it i had to keep roma
in myself the steps of a good person ordered by the law i took that step knowing that god put the dream in my heart i didn't know how it would turn out i didn't know if we'd be six sport but i believed i was doing what got asked me to do now here's the key even if you miss even if it doesn't now the way you thought god knows how to use it for your good guy i would rather you take a step of faith and missis every once in a while then to play it safe your whole life and never make a mistake natanz we make mistakes we miss it we get off course the closed doors that's all or part of god's plan that's getting us prepare for the open doors but if you're so concerned you're going to miss it you'll never get off the dead center i like what four enjoys myerst his she was brian she said god what if i'm machine guns joyce don't worry if you mean me i'll find you
but sometimes we let the fear of the unknown hold us back be in god's will there will be a not knowing factor you're not going to know all the details how it's going to work out you have to have this bonus to step in to the unknown this is what brother paul did you know he's a medical doctor fourteen years he was there people surgery at a hospital in arkansas had a successful practice look like that's how he would spend his lie but when daddy died in nineteen ninety nine paul felt the lord leading him to back home to houston to help us pass to the church colleagues thought he was having a mid life crisis they hold him to wait at least a couple of years get over muffin there's death not make an emotional decision but deep down paul new that's what he was supposed to do
in his mind it didn't make sense leaving your medical practice giving up all that training thought started telling him what if it doesn't work out what if you don't like it what if they don't like you what if you get down there you'll make fun of you all the time in the net it seemed like he was making a mistake but like abraham paul went out not knowing how it was going to work out you didn't have to details we didn't have a ten year strategy all he knew was the first step go back home and help your family what paul didn't know was how the ministry was going to grow he didn't know that after eight years of helping us faithfully pass to the turk god would open the door him to go to africa several months at a time an opera on less fortunate people that was his dream to do medical missions he thought he was walking away from medicine
what he couldn't see it was all a part of god's plan if he had not stepped into the unknown he wouldn't have reached the fullness of his destiny when you have this volunteers to go out not knowing your life will be more rewarding more fulfilling then you could ever imagined there was a young jewish girl in the scripture named esther she was an orphan didn't come from an influential family god raised or up now she was queen living in the palace a man i'm heymann tried to seek we pass a law to get rid of all the jewish people esters call came to the palace and told her of the ploy to you gotta go in and tell the king what's going on the problem was in those days if you approached the king without him than up his golden rod then you could be kill esther today can't do that what have you done hold it up that would be the end of me god was asking her to step into the unknown
what you have started coming what if he doesn't hold it up what if he's in a bad mood what if he gets upset when she was about to talk yourself out of it her uncle said esther you remained silent deliverance for the jews will come from someone else but you and your family will perish and who knows but that you come to the kingdom for such a time as this god was saying this if you don't want to do it s fine i'll get somebody else but the problem is esther you will miss your destiny this up maternity will not come your way again this was our chance to leave our mark it was a now or never moment beaumont love what esther did she said i will go before the king if our perish up but i will not let this moment pass esters into the unknown she not only had favour with the king but she was
water the liver her people she became one of the heroes of pain like esther we all have opportunities that will pass away again when my dad went to be with the lord i had to make the choice to step up or play it safe that was one of those now or never moments when they come your way don't sleep back don't let fear talking out don't let the what of keeping in the boat people be courageous up in the unknown you may not have all the details you not sure how it's going to work out but like with joshua along the way miracles will happen god will open doors that no man yeah if you do this obsolete even declare you're about to step in to a new level of favour a new low of influence like yes you're gonna leave your mark push your dreams and reach the fullness of your destiny indeed
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