« Joel Osteen Podcast

Strategically Ordered Steps

2019-06-12 | 🔗
In this message, Joel will show you how God is always with us. Even when we face setbacks and disappointments, He always has a plan and purpose that will propel us into our divine destiny. ----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 and victoria thanks for downloading our podcast we enjoy spending this time with you i hope you'll leave inspire makes your use them scribe to get new messages every week we appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy them is not always a joy to come into your homes and if you ever our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services problem she will make you feel right at home but thanks so much for in thank you again for coming out today i like sought where something funny and i heard about elderly minister he was dying he sit for two his members an hour s agent and a lawyer to come to his house when they arrived he motion for both of them to sit on each side of the bed
they were very moved to be with the minister in his final moments at one the more you said very sincerely sir why did you choose both of us the minister must stirred up some strengthen said jesus died point two centres that's how i want to go out of the bible say it like you mean it this my bible i am it says i am i have witnessed i can do what it says i can do today i will be the word of god our boldly confess and is alarming heart is receptive i will never be the same in jesus name god bless you want to talk to you today about strategically orders depths god is not a random god he's not vague approximate maybe i'll do this maybe i'll who that god is precise exact
he's already laid out the plan for your life down to the smallest details just is god strategically bring good breaks promotion the right people god will also use adversities disappointments closed doors to move us toward our destiny at the time you may not understand we think this couldn't be god i lost my biggest client i'm in a legal battle muffin turned on me no god i have allowed it unless he had a purpose for it doesn't just randomly say and we give them some heartache a bad break let this person reject them oh god is routine he may not have sent it but if here out it you can use it to u advantage i see the big picture for our lie he knows what we're going to need in a month in a year and in twenty years
the scripture samson wanted to marry a young lady from another try his parents we want him to do it god had instructed them to not get involved with foreigners to stay with their own claim but the scripture says his parents didn't realize the lord does it work in this creed being an opportunity to disrupt the philistines who ruled israel at that time this is a situation doesn't necessarily fit into our theology i told them not to marry foreigners yet god was the one that lead sampson to do god new years down the road he needed insider in the philistines can to carry out his plane here's my point we're not always going to understand why something happens true bay is trusting god when it doesn't make sense
believing that he strategic that he knows what he's doing it may be uncomfortable don't understand it but deep down we have to know if god allowed it somehow is going to further us ultimately toward our divine destiny problems twenty puts at this since the lord is directing our steps don't figure out everything that have then along the way why did my business go down why did my child the trouble why did my relationship not work as you may know no why but you can come back to this core truth that god knows what he's doing here and for your life is good and even in opposition like with samson god is creating opportunity somewhere down the road is not going to work against you it's going to work for you
if you don't understand this principle you'll live frustrated because their art what in god's divine plan where it will look like go in the wrong direction you're back is basing your goal you know you're supposed to be go on this way but your headed just the opposite this is what fate is all about will you trust him when it seems like you go in the wrong way will you keep up attitude when you're playing for increase but seeing decrease will you stay in faith when you were the most qualified but you got passed over fringe god knows what he's he would have never allowed that it was going to keep you from your destiny he's too strategic to just randomly put that into the plan for your lie it may not seem good but if you keep me i ve been forward one day you will see what god was up i've in my own life god
always take us the most logical way we think will go from aid the to see that makes sense that's logical but go ways are not our ways he may take it from it'll be all the way up to are and then act to see then the end then the air if you could see the poor and god has for your life on a map it would not be in a straight line imagine a bunch of stepping stones they would start off straight toward your goal then there's a term and another turn now your headed back to where you started wrong direction that makes sense then there's a u turn goes back a little higher than it did stamp on it at some point you could be honest being stone god ordained for you he strategically placed it before the foundation of time
but the stone your on is facing the opposite direction of your go it's easy to think george this is not good the plan i'm going the wrong way why do these things keep happening to me stay in fame gods plane is not strange there are curves detours u turned shortcuts god knows what he's doing he's put t generally directing your stance it may be uncomfortable but gods the one that put the stepping stone there to all a part of his plane we all want to go to a higher level we all see more of god's favor but sometimes you have to come off the map that your own and go down in hu the valley not to stay not to live but so you can go up to a higher amount god has something better something bigger you haven't seen heard or imagine what god has in store but too often we thank god i'm going backwards
you said higher and i'm goin lower use in writing i'm sorry in drought dont get discouraged goddess simply bringing into down that one mountain so you can go to a higher map he is strategic clean positioning you to see more of his goodness and if you will stay in fact one you will look back and say it was good that i've got pushed out of that job or i would have been stuck in a limited environment it was good that person left me or i would never met the love of model it was good i went through the difficulty not only made me strong not only developed a greater competence in god but in opposition god was creating opportunity he was putting me in position for something bigger something better something greater we this principle in the life of joseph god knew there was going to be a famine in the land the israelites
survive without food from the egyptians so years earlier god put a dream in the part of a young man named joseph he would rule a nation ass a teenager he had the promised from god his goal was in front of him he started out right he was this far favorite child we're in his coat of many colors headed toward his destiny but his brothers very jealous of him they threw him into appeared eventually sold him into slavery i'm sure joseph thought god where are you said i would lead a nation but now slave this doesn't make sense the truth he was in god's perfect will he was just one of those stones facing the opposite direction here's the key those stones are temporary that's not where your permanently hidden don't stay for
cost or where you are if you isolate one stone one bad boy one disappointment dry season you'll get better so that stone simply one step in the plan god has for your life it is not the final piece got says his plans for you are for good and not evil the into your path is victory dreams fulfil promises come into past now don't judge your future about one negative stepping stone joseph kept being his best kept honouring god even though things work go in his way he ended up second in command of all of egypt the dream came to pass here's how strategic god is there was a great famine in the land jacob josephs father thought that joseph was dead haven't seen him in many years jacob too
his other sums to go to egypt and if there is any way they could possibly by food they were about to starve to death god use the famine to see them to egypt they would have ever gone that way without the adversity in the same way god will use draw seasons disappointments closed doors to reposition us together as to where he wants us to be god knows what's best for us the brothers showed up palace and there was joseph in charge of the food supply run in the whole nation some twenty years earlier god strategically orchestrated also to be inside a foreign country not only so his dream could come to pass but so that gods people could flourish in a time of fan that how precise god is he's looking years down the road
we can see a little way but god no what you're gonna need thirty years from now the good news is god lining up people today the years later will be instrumental in you fulfilling your destiny nothing randomly happens if josephs brothers hatton rejected him he would have never made it to the throne quit lose any sleep over people that don't accept you people they try to make you look small dismissed back to dismiss you listen if they weren't in your life you could make it to your throng god dane them not to hold you back move you forward they may think there shouldn't you down really there pushing you up maybe one of those stepping stones facing the wrong direction it may set you back for a season but don't worry a u turn is coming at some point you
this step pass the stone a being rejected in lied about your past step pass the stone of a bad break a disappointment store and like joseph you will step into promotion into a hundreds into new levels into the fullness of your destiny now my challenge don't get stuck one of those negative stepping stones people's that were joe live god so good why have the bed break in the first place why my child get off course why am i still struggling at work this net adversity that difficulty is simply a test god strategically based you there he would have never allowed it if you couldn't handle it may be big challenge but it no match for you you are child of a most toggle you have
armed with strength for every battle you have the most powerful force in the universe breathing in your direction don't complain about today equality dig your heels in have the two i am in it to win it i am not going to let what somebody said about me this rejection this break this closed door this disappointment this sickness calls me to get sour i know it's a part of god's plan he strategically placed me here it's all said and done is not going to against me it's going to work for me you that kind of attitude you better get ready like joseph you're not on this day in the pit in defeat in depression in lack you headed to the throne you're headed to victory you ahead into the fullness of your destiny listen people can't stock bad breaks can't stop disappointments can't stop at all the four
this darkness cannot stop what god his strategically ordained for your life think about some of the stepping stones in josephs life he had the promise the dream then he would rule a nation a stone in the right direction then it was thrown into appeared a stone the opposite way still part of god's plain pot offers wife lied about in they put him in prison to stones going wrong in prison a friend another inmate when he got out forgot all about joseph another stone the wrong way joseph could have thought this is a pattern this is destiny these stones were gone the wrong way ten years disappointments betrayals in june this surely he miss gods plain no god is directing our steps not just when things are going our way not just when the wars open were promoted
good to us but even when the doors clubs people aren't good to us the report wasn't those stones going in the wrong direction are still the hand of god my question is will you trust him even when you don't understand will you people good attitude no one that is going to turn to your advantage just like with joseph you will come into your u turn the same god that orchestrated him being betrayed about thrown into appeared orchestrated him being promoted vindicate taken the throng fulfilling his dream listen don't be discouraged by what you going through your time is coming where you are is not wear your stay you may be in the valley god allowed you to go there not to stay but so you could come up higher mountain god
new levels in store for you india is the chapter fifteen god told me israelites did he was too them into a foreign land they would be mistreated suffer harm he was saying there will be negative stepping stones going in the wrong direction you'll be timid i think it'll never work out but god gave them the promise you'll go through difficulties but afterwards you will come out with great condoms friends there will always be and afterwards every person goes through unfair situations uncomfortable times we don't like it but it's part of god's plain if you keep passing the test doing the right thing when the wrong thing is happening afterwards you will come out promoted increased stronger healthier happier blessed with great abundance now
don't get discouraged by the problem it's all a part of the process god uses to bring about the promise god is not going to bring it out he's going to bring out better he's directing your steps he's dealing control of your life nothing that's happened to you is a surprise to gone he allowed that difficulty not to defeat you but to promote you god is saying to us what he said to the israelites if you will keep moving forward after the hardship after the break up after the disappointment there the great joy great opportunities great health great relationships great abundance coming your way a few years after victoria now we're married we received an unexpected tat bill in the mail
person we hard to do our tax returns lived in another state he was unfamiliar with a certain tax law in texas now we owed thousands of dollars we were a young couple saving up for a down payment for a home and this was going to take all of our funds to make matters worse more than half of what we owed was because of penalties thank god this is not fair hard a profession he made a mess now i'm having to pay for his mistakes this all happened around christmas update year and we did our best to have a joyful spirit but in the back of our minds could always feel the weight of this problem we ended up finding a man to help us get it straightened out he was attacks attorney for a couple of weeks he was at our house every night goin over documents filling out new forms we would eat together run errands together
ended up becoming good friends ten years later i was workin here at the church at lake what in the television ministry of parents were the pastor one service a man came up said george my cousin has a construction permit for the last full power commercial television station in houston he would like you to be a part of it these station in a major market like houston is extremely valuable i was young i didn't know anything about negotiating a contract for a television station then i thought i'll call my attorney friend the one during the tax issue three months later we had a contract we put the station on the air father went to be with the more i became the password for years later we acquired this place the former compact centre going to cost about a hundred million dollars to renovate we do so
and it to sell the station we sold it for a huge profit those funds were instrumental in us being renovate this facility but in all i started with that tax issue what i thought was a setback was really sit up forgot to do something greater for a season i was going the opposite direction but if i had not had that problem i would have never met the texts are turning without my attorney friend i would have never pursued the television station without the station we may not have had the funds to move into this facility that difficulty with strategically orchestrated by god at the time i didn't understand thank god this is ruining our christmas this is not right i could hear god whispering jewel trust me i know what i'm doing it may be uncomfortable you may not like it but it's ultimately going to work too
advantage the longer earlier the more our realise everything is working for a good we don't like that disappointment with all like when a friend betrays we don't like a closed door but if it didn't happen you wouldn't into the fullness of your destiny i know a gentleman he's in his late seven these and he was in his bed on a ladder taken heavy mirror off the wall he got the mirror but when he did he lost his balance and begin to fall backwards he threw the mirror over when are you fail he hit the dresser any broke a bunch of his ribs it took him to the house fill the doktor just so happened to notice the maid an artery and his neck was ninety eight percent blocked in a moment he could have a major stroke probably not survive the cat
the olive just told him euro walk in time bomb we ve got to do a procedure right now they did that procedure everything went well a point is if he had not had the full without that difficulty he wouldn't have known that he was in great danger see every set back is not the enemy we don't like the disappointments the unconscious full times but when you realise gaudy strategically directing your stamps nothing can happen without permission then you will not be forthright friends the enemy is not in control of your life goddess control of your life and yes there are forces of darkness it come against us but like with job satan asked permission to even test joe if that disappointing that break was going to serve no purpose god would have never allowed quit fighting everything that doesn't go you
god has you in the palm of his hand nothing can that you away you not like what you ve gone through but every difficulty has deposit something on the inside you would we who you are today or where you are today without the difficult times in that opposition god was creating opportunity he was developing repositioning you getting you prepared for greater abundance a while back victoria lost a ring that her mother had given her the diamond band that had been in the family for several generations sometimes when we would travel victoria we had the ring different places in the house so for months and months we searched everywhere we looked in every drawer every cabinet every part i took out every seat cushion look
in the sea in the couch under the couch under the bed that ring was nowhere to be found at one point victorious mom noticed that she hadn't been wearing the ring and ask about big is it all mom i've got put away in a real say place now yes so safe we can't even find about three years later we were drowned home life one night from victoria texas was after midnight i was very tired ready to get home victoria kept saying you better slow down you're going to get a ticket i said i am not going to get a ticket barely going over seventy miss phoebe it was sixty five as out in the middle of the country the middle of the night there wasn't a car on the road the sudden looking rearview mirror here's these red lights flashed allocating choice you made me get this taking she called it into existence the officer came up and
handed him a driver's license he said i need to see your proof of insurance victoria opened the glove compartment and started looking we could find every document except our current insurance she finally pulled everything out of the glove compartment started digging around back in there and you got the officer standing they are very nerve racking the middle of the night you couldn't see anything it was maneuver nor hand back and forth in one point she felt something sharp way down in a crack what is this she struggled and struggled finally got it out it was the way she had been look before for three and a half years i still don't understand why god use my pain to find her ring modes is victoria was so excited she forgot all about the insurance car she was over there rejoicing in your eyes about
go to jail see ended up finding the current insurance card that we needed on the very top of the staff it was one of the first thing she look there it was almost like god caused her to overlook handed it to the officer he said are you that minister i said i am he said if i come to you listen we you save me i see in your charge i said save you a whole section handed back good night be careful you can go sometimes what we think is a setback is really a centre for do something great i knew we would never dig way back in that glove box in this always upheld officer standing there in the middle of the night god works mysterious ways everything about your life has been strategically ordained you mean
understand may not makes sense that's what faith is all about some of the eleven frustrated upset because of what somebody said what didn't work out come back to that place a piece it's not the work against you is going to work for you like god promised is the lies i believe and declare your coming into an afterwards after the storm after the difficulty there will be joy health relationships greater opportunities great abundance come in your way in jesus name did you receive it can you say and then today we never lock the clothes are broadcast without giving you an opportunity to meet jesus the lord of your life would you play with me just say lord jesus i repent come in to my heart make your ma board and save
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