« Joel Osteen Podcast

The Danger of Dry Places

2019-01-13 | 🔗
In this message, Joel offers hope and practical advice to those who feel like they are experiencing a dry place in life. We all have seasons when we experience heartache and loss, when we feel like we are just going through the motions of life. The key is not to allow those times to become permanent. If you are in a wilderness, make the decision to worship God when you don’t feel like it, to fix your eyes on His promises. In dry seasons, it can be easy to stay in self-pity, to get stuck in a negative mentality, but you don’t have to let the dryness get in you. Outwardly, you can be experiencing a drought, but inwardly you can tap into the endless supply that God has for you. Get your hopes up and begin to expect that rain is coming and the drought is ending.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
hi this is jaw they so much for downloading the podcast i believe you'll be inspired and challenged i hope you enjoy the message about life is a joy to come into your homes and if you're ever in our area please stop by the apart of one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home i like to start with something funny in about this elderly couple they were sitting in a swing celebrating their sixtieth wedding anniversary feeling romantic the husband said that his why honey our love is tried and true she had difficulty hearing it ask him to repeated he said it louder i said our love is tried and true she still couldn't hear him did what
you please speak up frustrated he shouted ass it our love it's tried and true she said well fine i'm sick of it to that end you mean it this is my wife i am what it says i am i have what it says i have i can do what it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god i boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is receptive i will never be the same in jesus name god bless you i want to talk to you today about the danger of dry places it's easy to lose our passion for life time we were excited we look forward to each day we were believe in for our dreams we love to laugh but over time if we're not careful and things haven't turned out the way we thought we'll become when your drive like has lost its flavour
yes ma but there's no real joy behind you laugh with your friends but is not genuine you act nor in front of people but alone you discouraged you wonder what's wrong sometimes we're drive because we're tired the battles have taken longer than we thought we can be dropped because we ve been hurt somebody did dennis wrong said are letting it go we held onto it some people are dry because they have the wrong perspective they think they're challenges are to be that will never work out but there's a problem with being dropped it doesn't just steal our joy doesn't just affect our added to its deeper than that the scripture says when an unclean spirit leaves a person
it walks through dry places seeking rest when we're dry we stepped into the enemies territory that's where he lives sometimes he doesn't have to come to us we go to him when you feel the laws no passion thoughts tell you nothing good is in your future you'll never meet the right person you never get out of debt recognised that's the enemy trying to get you into his territory when your positive hopeful full of praise that's gods territory the enemy can't touch you he can't costs that lie that's why he works over time in our thought lie his goal is to get us down and discouraged he knows when
dr weir giving him access we're coming onto his field that's where he has the right to control and manipulate maybe you have a good reason to be dry life is thrown just some curves see anything good up a hare that's when you have to dig down and say no i am not going to live discouraged dragon through the day focused on what's wrong i know god is on the throne i know he's bigger than these problems are no his plans for me for good so i'm gonna live this day and faint expecting his favor you have to take control of your thought lie that's where the battles taking place and thoughts will tell you things like you're a victim lie peasant treated you fairly your spouse to love you like he should come in
doesnt appreciate you if you let those stocks play long and they ll keep you from your destiny paul said in the book i acts i think myself happy you can think yourself out of a dry place you got in the discouragement by thinking about how wrong something worth thinking about who hurt you think about how things aren't going to improve you thought yourself ended a fee turn it around and start thinking yourself in the victory what god started in my life he's going to finish no good thing what he with whole because our walk up rightly surely good this in mercy will follow me all the data by lie what was meant for my harm lord i want to thank your right now you're turning to my advantage
get your mind going in the right direction think yourself into joy think yourself into a good mood think yourself into a positive faith field attitude you cannot live on auto pilot and just think whatever comes your way if you do negative thoughts will dominate you have to be proactive wait for thoughts of pay and hope to come think them on purpose if you'll feel your man with the right course there won't be any for the wrong thoughts when you feel the laws you need to get into an environment that uplifting don't come home from work in sit in a dark room in what sad movies listened a sad songs and think said thoughts and eat said and hang around with sad people sad tom's bob equals real said oh up the windows let some law in the room put on some
flowering music maybe maybe go outside and take a walk exercise get your endorphins kicking god has put certain hormones in us when we activate them they give us a boost and make us more passion they help to take away the negativity but it's easy to live a very sedentary lifestyle you can't override natural laws and expect to feel good you need to exercise you need proper sleep you need to eat healthy practical things can keep us from being passionate in heaven vision and energy that we should when you're draw its important who you spend time where you can for to hang around other draw people misery loves company fund some points that are happy positive energy
you need people around you that right in your day that lived your spirits people that are fond people that make you laugh many times we gravitate to people that are like us if we're discourage weep and discourage people if we have addictions we find others that have addictions you need to spend with people that have what you want not that struggle in the same area if you have counties in your marriage don't find someone in that same situation and sit around and talk about how bad your spouses are how unfair life is talking about the problems we live in the hurts is only going to pull down it's not going to make things prove the situation may not change but you can change how you respond as they are said arise from the depression in which the circumstance
i have kept to rise to a new line sometimes we're waiting for god to change how we feel god make me happy god cheer me up truth is god is waiting on us you walked into that drug plays the good news is you can walk out of it arises from the depression shake off the blogs shake off what didn't work out this day is a gift from god you may have some difficulties but slightly there's a lot more right in your life than there is wrong and some people would love to trade places which they would gladly take your line camera that draft lace that's good the enemy access when you arrive what will happen is god will arise you come over to his you'll get your joy by your passion that you were made to dragged through the day this
our edged enduring lie you were made to enjoy life in the scripture david had seen god do amazing things taken from a shepherd boy no experience no training chosen to be the he defeated goliath became an overnight key role here lasted king saul took the throne he led israel from one victory to another no greater leader david you would think he would live on the mountain top never have a down day that's not the case we're all tempted to go draw some forty two david was so discouraged he didn't want to go on thoughts told him tat he had seen his best days that the opposition was to be
made the mistake of believe in those laws he ended up in a dry place he could have stayed there live defeated instead he said to himself why are you cast down oh my soul i hope in the more he was saying i may feel discouraged but i'm kinda let feelings roma lie i'm not gonna let these negative thoughts keep playing he talked to him so david get your hopes he understood when we're dry we stepped did the enemies territory we're giving him right that he shouldn't have snot that god has abandoned us now thank god stepped up the throne is the fact that we walked over to other sites i'm asking you to stay out of dry places don't let your man think of all the negative
we live everything wrong in your lie it may be true but don't go there the flesh loves to feel sorry for it so think about what you didn't hear how you weren't he's right just another day i gotta dragged through it is long if you think that way you're going to live defeated you have to do like david and make the decision i'm coming out of the drop lights it starts by changing your thinking gobs plans for you or for good there are opportunities in your future bigger than you can imagine that sickness is not permanent that financial difficulty is not how your story ends that addiction is not going to hinder you your whole life god has the final say why are you waiting for to change things why don't you thank him that is on the way why don't you be grateful for what right in your life we have to go
our motto is easy to step over into a dry place now i'm not saying that you're draw could you haven't had any victories you haven't been successful like david you may have seen god do amazing things protect you promote you bring great people across europe have you can testify of the goodness of god but that doesn't exempt us from becoming drop the discouragement test comes to every person times when we're tired we ve won some big freeze we been our best but we don't know if we can keep stand and strong if you'll get your far back god is going to renew your stream he's going to give you passion energy vitality like you ve never see your second wind is on its way god is about to breathe on your life in a new way the big
three do seen in the past are going to pale in comparison to what god is about to do some sixty eight says you sit and abundant rain o lord to refresh the weary land you may be weary you fought hard but didn't seem like that discouragement will go away knows how you feel he knows what you're up against you may not be able to walk out of the drop place on your own don't worry god is about to send an abundant rain to refresh you he's going to make things happen that you couldn't happen you're going to see an abundance of joy and abundance of storing an abundance of hail an abundance of resources the forces that have held you back or broken right now they enemies you see today you will see no more now when you're tempted to be discouraged turn it around father
thank you for the rain this coming thank you for the healing the favour the breakthroughs the right people get your hopes start expecting the abundant re that's the way our guy is he could have just said i'm going to sin rain to refresh the weary lay it would be good we'd be grateful but notice the heart of god he said in fact i'm gonna make the enemy pay for in the trouble i'm all make him pay for making you draw i'm going to sin and abundant ray i'm going to sin more than enough exceeding abundantly above and beyond get ready for overflow ready god is about to exceed your expectations you are coming out that rob lies in the more than enough but sometimes we want to be passionate but the feeling is gone
we don't have the same draw an emotion like we used to have and we think something is wrong but psychologists have discovered what they call the happiness car research shows most people are there happiest it twenty years on from there it goes down to your fifty at fifty it starts coming back up at seven you're as happy as you were at twenty but it doesn't stop there it continues to rise after seventy you're the happiest and most fulfilled than you have ever been that's what god said your latter days will be better than your former days but we see people going through a mid life crisis they have no passion they burn i don't feel like going on now sent fifty year low it's not unusual unit the only one that feels that way don't give up
your dreams don't go over to a dry place some of what you are facing is just the natural rhythms of lie but the people that stay happy but people that don't go down and get discouraged people that rule their thoughts the people that stay put a whole people that god is still on the floor now believe those laws that you ve seen your best days you wouldn't be allowed if god didn't have something amazing in front of you i have a friend he was raised in a low income family here in houston his father worked as a yard man moment people's lawns for thirty one years he died when the young man was thirteen his mother raise nine children by herself she worked as a main at the rice hotel downtown she'd never learned how to drive should get up early in the morning maker kids breakfast get them off to school then she would take the bus to
she didn't have a lot of money but she had a lot of faith when tonnes got turf and didn't look like they were gonna make it she would tell her children don't worry tomorrow we'll be better than today they heard that over and over she kept speaking faith into then she knew god would make a way didn't see any way against the odds the young man was able to attend college he excelled in school he went on to heart university in earned his law degree he served seven years in the texas house of representatives today our friend sylvester turner is the mayor mr mayer turner's mother was in a dry place she couldn't help it it was the hand she had been dale but she didn't let the drawn is get in her if she would have lived
we did complaining about how unfair life was going to work with a sour attitude he wouldn't be the mayor when the odds are against you you don't see how it can work out instead of being discouraged do she then keep reminding yourself tomorrow will be better than today s not just being positive that's what the scripture says the path of the right gets brighter and brighter you haven't seen your best days god has good rights already lined up in your future if he's he'll do right now you couldn't fathomed if somebody would have told me your turner at thirteen in a single parent home no father mother raising nan children working as a made that one you'll go to harvard
one day you'll leave the fourth largest city in america one day you'll stand before kings and presidents he probably wouldn't believed he could have thought not me that's impossible i'm in a dry place i'm in a limited environment by obstacles are insurmountable god is not limited by what you don't have here not limited by how you were raised he's not limited by the opposition may return or kept that he's playing over and over tomorrow will be better than today that was fuel for his fame fuel for his dreams but sometimes we don't go to the dry place the drop place comes to us the key is don't let the drawn is getting you stay full of hope keep taking god that the abundant rain is on the way keep expecting things
the change have that attitude i know breakthrough for coming no healing is on the way i'm no doors are going to open that could not open that's how you stay out of the drop place you dont focus on how big the problem is you focus on how bid your god is first keys chapter nineteen the prophet elijah had just see one of the greatest victories of his line four hundred and fifty false prophets that worship the god bail had come against in elijah called down far from heaven and they were all when the kings why gesture bail heard what happened she was furious she sent word to allied just say and if i don't kill you about this time to morrow then i'll kill myself elijah took off running for his line funny he wasn't afraid of fortune fifty men but he's scared the death of one woman here its past
far away is he could he dropped his assistant offered the city travelled another day out into the desert sat down under three he was so discourage so depressed he didn't want to live he said god i'm done take me on home here he had just seeing the greatest miracle of his lie twenty four hours later he was at his lois moment just because you have great victories doesn't mean you're not going to have to fight discouragement you may have a great testimony but there will be other test elijah was in the desert in a drop place so tired he fell asleep hoping he wouldn't white back you would think god would say elijah what's wrong with you of all people why are you discouraged you ve seen my power again and again i'm done with you god never gives up on us
he was sleeping an angel came woke him up and said elijah git get up and eat there was a jar of water by his side and hot bread baking some colleagues god is so good he didn't just in food he cooked him a meal elijah eight that meal fell back asleep he was tired exhausted that's one reason he felt like giving you don't make good decisions when you're worn out the angel woken up a second time till elijah eat some more there's a long journey up ahead the first meal whisper where he had been the second meal whisper where he was going god never just brings out he always gives you a provision for what's a head you may have joe meal for where you been but get ready
a meal is coming for where you're going new levels of talent increase favour vision elijah ran for forty days ended up hiding in a cave on mount son he was still afraid discourage thinking his life was over first enhances the lord came to him in the cave instead elijah what are you doing here now don't believe guy was just talking about the location he was saying what are you doing here in your mind why are you looking at this situation from the wrong perspective why do you think this lady is more powerful than me like elijah's you may not see how your situation could work out in your health you find answers are relationship you worry discourage losing sleep god is saying what are you doing here don't you know i'm still on the throne i control the universe abroad you out in the past
bring you out in the future the largest say god i'm discoveries because cause i'm the only profit alive the only one that has bowed down to bail and now they're trying to kill me too when you're discouraged when you're in a dry place it's easy to have an exaggerated you of your problem i'm the only one that has all these bad breaks i'm the only one that has abolished it treats me like this god said elijah you not the only one i have seven thousand profits that have not bowed down the pressure are you not the only one facing what you're up against people have where you are god brought them out here and bring you out to god told a lie just come out of the k come out of hiding
and stand on the side of the mountain there was a huge wind storm like a tornado so strong that rocks were flying through the air just so thick you couldn't see anything that passed then there was a great earthquake the ground shook rocks came tumbling down that passed there was a huge fight burned everything around here that past then there was the sound of a gentle whisper a still small voiced after all those shewed sans godhead is it
jim in large and leaned in to listen closely the voice whispered what are you doing here god ask him a second time why are you depressed over a problem this only temporarily elijah thought his life was over when in fact in just a few days he met eliza a young man that he mentor eliza did twice as many miracles as elijah's elijah's life wasn't over he was about to come in to double the impact no thoughts that are telling you it's all down here you have too many problems the obstacles are too big god is going to do for you what he did for elijah you
began to double that's why the enemy is trying to stop you so hard the windstorm elijah faced the earthquake the far that was the enemy bring in his biggest challenges but when it was all said and done elijah was still stand in strong we see this principle with jesus he was in the desert in a dry place he was tempted three times by saying that final temptation was the biggest satan said if your bow down before me i'll give you all the kingdoms of
work that was his last attempt to try to deceive him jesus wouldn't give in immediately an angel came to strengthen jesus you may feel like you in a desert a droplets the storms the winds the challenges they ve done all they could to stop you but you are still standing jazz avail didn't get you the windstorm didn't harm the earthquake didn't take it out you stood strong you pass the test now like with jesus and allied to the angel is come into strengthen you things or to change in your favour negative situations are about to turn around what you're playing about is on the way now do your part stay out of the drop place don't go over into the enemies territory in your mind quit think it about what's not going to work out all those
i wanted you face that was the enemy doing his best but is best was not enough now you might be too from body but give ready god is about to send an abundant rain to repress you believe and declare right zuzu common healing is coming promotion come and new levels will come in the fullness of your destiny jesus name if you receive it can you say that i have like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your line would you play with me just say lord jesus our repent of my sins come into my heart make you my lord and saying if you pray that simple prayer we believe you got born again get in a good bible base church keep god first slice victorian i'll be right back to speak a blessing over you
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Transcript generated on 2019-12-12.