« Joel Osteen Podcast

The Smile of God

2018-03-24 | 🔗
We all have people that have done us wrong. It’s easy to hold on to the hurt, be vindictive, and try to pay people back. But Joel will teach you how one test we all have to pass is not just forgiving people, but being good to those that have not been good to us. This is when you are the smile of God. You can trust God to be your vindicator and fight your battles. God is a God of justice. He sees every wrong, every hurt, and every tear. He has a way to make all of your wrongs right when you trust Him and keep your character pure. When you sow a seeds of kindness and forgiveness, you’re proving to God that He can trust your character. That’s when God will release more favor in your life.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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irrigation said i'll take him in him and here saying that like you mean it this is above all i am this is i have what it says do what it says i can do today we talk the word of god boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is receptive i will never be the same in jeez may god bless you want to talk to you today about the smile of god we all have had people that have done is wrong it's easy to hold onto the hearts be vindictive and try to pay them back one test we all have to pass is not just for giving people but being good did those that haven't been good to us when they betrayed you when they left out its set you back at a disadvantage it wasn't fair but god is a god of justice
at some point the tables we'll be turn your beer and they'll be down the real test of how how you can go is how do you treat people when you have the advantage they hurt you but now you're in a should a power you were promoted and they work for you now there at your mercy it's easy to say thank you jesus is pay back time let me show them how it feels to be mistreated pushed down ignored you have every right in one sense to give even what they did was long but the way you pass the test is by showing mercy and doing good did those that have done you wrong when god can trust you to handle favour influence power without being vindictive getting even trying to prove your point then he can take you to
levels god wouldn't put you in that situation if you couldn't handle pass the test be merciful be kind it's not about them it's about you god is seeing if you're ready to be promoted can he trust you with more faint as long as you're going to use the influence to be vindictive then you'll get stuck every person has been her you can't live long without having wrongs done do you do jenny is how do you respond jesus said when somebody takes your coat give em you sure too may ask it go now go to mars doesn't make sense that's not fair it's a test here's a key paying people back is overrated being indicative doesnt bring lasting joy its temporary then it's done but when you show mercy to people that have hurt you
what kind of someone that you have every right to ignore when you help that neighbour always rude to you you off a joy deep in your spirit of contentment a satisfaction you know what that is its the smile of god and somebody may have done you wrong you ve taken that for step two forgive but the last thing on your mind is being good them you're not going to help them you're not going to show them favour they put you at a distance manage they can fend for themselves there will be a time where you have the advantage you have the power to either push them down further make their life more difficult or to lift them they don't deserve they haven't apologize every in your site walk away it's not your problem there people what their selwyn that's an opportunity
it'll come up higher will you help the person that wouldn't help you will you go the extra mile for that coworker that left you out will you be kind to that relative that tried to make it look bad this is what he saw did in the scripture his brother jake cheated him his whole lie he does he saw in the trading his birthright for a bowl of soup a birth right back then was extremely valuable years later there father isaac was close to death he couldn't see well jacob dressed up like esau and trick there father into giving him the blessing that belong to ease saw as defined born son the double portion blessing when east i found out about it he was so i agree that jacob had to run for his lie for years these two brothers lived a strange from each other and overtime god dealt with
jacob he knew it done wrong he wanted to move back to his country where he belongs so he sent messengers with gifts to esau telling him that his brother wanted to meet him esau sent word back saying that he would meet jacob at a certain place and he was bringing four hundred men jacob thought that means one thing revenge he's going to try to pay me back the big moment finally arrived jake could see he saw coming down the road with all a busy man i'm sure jacobs heart was beating fast he was about to meet the man he had deceived and cheated all this time he saw had every right to be angry bitter vindictive this was his big moment to pay his brother back jacob had someone take his family
including his young son joseph over to the side of the road so no one would be her when he saw recognize it was jacob he took off running toward him braced himself but it wasn't what he thought he saw grab jacob and hugged him held onto he told him how much loved him but you ve missed in he saw his family he went over and how jacobs why rachel and hugged little joseph jacob was so moved and resource kindness so taken aback how instead of trying to get revenge he was being good did then jacob said in genesis thirty three what are really that is seen friendly smile like seeing the smile of god when you do good to people that don't deserve it you are being the smile
god when you show kindness to that co worker that did you wrong when you help that friend that walked away when you needed them when you bless that relative that hurt you you're not only being the smile of god but god will smile back on you you are passing the test you are proving to god did you can be trusted and all those years that jacob cheese it s all jacob had the advantage he was up in esau was down but go knows how to bring justice years later the tables had turned esau had the advantage the only way back home for jacob was through ethos property now jacob was at the mercy of saw somebody may have put you at a disadvantage they didn't keep their word they were dishonest
he saw it set you back but the time is coming when the tables will turn you'll be up and they'll be down you'll have the advantage now what you do with the advantage will determine whether you rose higher or with stay where you are the advantage wasn't given to pay people back the advantage is not to get even the advantage is it will you be like esau and be good to them will you show them mercy and help them with what they need will you be the smile of god he's also jacob follow me and i'll lead you back home men and will protect you and make sure you get their safely jacob said inverse fifteen you have no reason to be this kind to me he couldn't under
and why he saw was being so loving so forgiving so kind you may have had people that did you wrong you have no reason to be good to then no reason to forgive have no reason to be can in fact you can think of a hundred reasons why you shouldn't be good today they left do with young kids to raise on your own they play politics a lot about you and got the promotion that you deserve they may have the advantage now but at some point like with jake you will have what they need that's when you have to dig your heels in and say i am not going to use this power to get revenge i'm going to be good did them for nobody i'm going to show them kindness even though they don't deserve here's the thing how you tweet the people that have hurt is setting an example for your children
they will respond the way you respond if they see you being hateful holding a grudge it can disparaging remarks they grow doing the same things but when they see you been merciful showing kind and this to someone you could ignore helping the person that hurt you not only are you showing god did you ready to go higher but you're children will follow in your footsteps more than your words your actions during example it is making an indelible impact in their hearts you are teaching them to be the smile of god prince life is not about an angry getting revenge being made the people that have been made to you so shallow way to live there is no satisfaction in being vindictive you may be happy for a day or two then the bitterness will come right
if you want to see real joy real fulfilment when a lot out at night and sleep at peace then be kind people for no reason show mercy when you have the advantage live someone off when they push you down be smile of gaul jaws not fair you don't know what they ve done to me basing your goodness to people on fairness then you'll get stuck because you may be kind kinder somebody and they're not kind you here's the key god will make it up to you it may not come from the people here helping they may not be able to pay you back but god will call somebody to be good do you many things you know this that god ask us to do are not fair wasn't fair for esau to welcome jake
that back with open arms and led him to his house he was looking for fairness he would have paid jacob back but taken his wife his children his flocks his equipment then he would have the double portion that belonged to him in the first place instead he saw trusted god to make it up to him he trusted god to bring justice are you not showing mercy because it's not fair they do they were wrong they lied about you is not about being fair it's about passing the tests that person that walked away and now they're asking you to help them it's not fair is mercy is the smile of god when you go to extra mile to show kindness to someone for no reason gods is there and he will reward you when you're being the smile of god
can assure you god will smiled back on you when god pays you back it will be better than any you could have made happen don't be frustrated because it's not fair god is keeping the records you may so a seed overhear help someone that doesn't deserve it they're not even grateful that doesn't matter you not doing it just for them you do in it unto god they don't have to say thanks don't expect their appreciation lit god make it up to you mean that times where you're doing the right thing in its unfair your character is being developed proving the god that he can trust you it's easy to be good to people when they are being good ass easy to show mercy when they deserve it they were merciful to us that doesn't take anything the real test is when they betray jew how they need your help when
push you down and now you have the power to promoting when i ve been rude to you and now they're asking you for a faith are you going to treat them the way they treated you are you going to be the smiles i can imagine little joseph stay on the side of the road watching his father jacob about to meet his uncle isa joseph knew his father had done wrong he'd her the stories how he had cheated esau now they were about to me he saw came out when joseph saw him hug his father and not only forgive him but show him mercy and kindness that sea took root in joseph heart he saw his uncle being good someone that didn't deserve it he saw he saw being smile of god years later
this little boy joseph had grown up and become the prime minister of egypt one of the most powerful people of his day it wasn't easy getting there ass a teenager he was betrayed by his brothers they threw him into a pit we're going to leave in there to die then they saw a caravan of ishmaelites come in by they decided instead to sell him as a slave to a man named potiphar wasn't fair joseph didn't understand it but he kept be in his best paupers why falsely accused him he was put in prison all this time joseph kept passing the tears doing the right thing when it was hard proven to god tat he could trust him one day years later his brothers showed up at the palace looking for food the same brothers that had thrown him into the pit
the same ones that had made his life miserable they didn't recognize joseph they had no did he was still alive but joseph recognised in this was his big chance to pay them back his chance to get even the tape boss head term instead of joseph be it in the pit with no power at the mercy of his brothers now his brothers or in the pit so to speak at the mercy of joseph they need what he had there's a famine in the land and they ve traveled a great distance lookin for food joseph is in charge of the food supply when joseph did them he was tempted to say take them away put them in prison he could feel for a moment the aim the bitterness lies in a say and pay them back then his man flashback
to that time when he was a little boy see in his uncle esau forgiving his father being canned jacob even though he had done him great wrong joseph looked at his brothers in thought i'm not going to treat you the way you treated me i want to do what my uncle dear i'm gonna be good to you i'm going to show you kindness that you don't deserve i'm going to be the smile of gotta joseph had the advantage but he didn't use his power to get even he used his power to be good to them he could have said is not fair they taken away years of my life why should i be candid them they threw me into a pit why i give them food they sold me into slavery if he was looking for fairness hidden never pass the test if was counting on his brothers to pay him back he would have sent into prison because they couldn't do it people can't undo
every wrong they ve done do you they can't give you back the years they hurt you the years they put you at a disadvantage here's the beauty god can he said in the book a jaw our store the years that have been stolen the too often we're looking at what people can't do we should be looking at what god can do during those ten years joseph proved he could be trust he was trusted in part of this house pot offers why i've tried to seduce and joseph on the how wrong he was trusted in the prison said a sitting around bitter he helped the butler get out when his brother stood in front of him god knew he could trust joseph to not be vindictive those brothers right there joseph was so overcome with emotion he ran the room and wept and web
so loud that people all through the palace could hear him having favour doesn't mean you won't feel pain been blessed doesn't mean you won't have hearts wasn't easy for joseph all those years being better he longed to see his family there were many sleepless nights times he felt forgotten like his dream would never come to pass c and his brothers was overwhelming when he found lee revealed to them who he really was we're not only speechless they were terrified they knew their life was in his hands joseph looked at them and said a my god is it my job to punish you don't be afraid of me i'm going to take care of you and nourish you and your chill
the scripture says he spoke kindly them reassuring their notice he's going to take care of the people that through him to the pair he's going to nourish the brothers that messed up his life he's going to look after their children that doesn't make sense but when you make this decision to be good to the people that have done you wrong to not you is the influence the power advantage to get even but instead like joseph you bless those that have hurt you when god can we must do there's no limit to how he will take you are you letting what somebody did you keep you from went to the next level are you trying to pay them back weight do you get the advantage then you're going to show them you're going to be
waiting for a long time god what promoters if we're going to be revengeful let god fight your battles let go be your vindicator the joseph and be good to those that have betrayed you show mercy to those that have lied about to be candid that relative they try to make you look back in the scripture captain in the syrian army nay nay i'm in here a very influential well respected man but he had leprosy in one of the best those with israel he captured a year lady and brought her back as a me you can imagine how her life was turned upside down she was taken from her family couldn't see or friends left everything was familiar to now she was in a foreign country barely spoke language her hopes and dreams
aims and goals all had to be put on hold because at this one man naomi it was his leadership that brought the trouble you would think she would be the last person he was concerned about but every night when name and took off his armor she could see how the leprosy was eating away his flesh she could have thought too bad for you i hope you do die you messed up my life she could have hated him live bitter revengeful but she understood this principle she said sir there's a profit back at home in israel where i'm from you'll go see him he'll pray for you and you'll get he'll name and took the step of faith went to see the profit and he was perfectly well
all because our young lady showed kindness to someone that had done her wrong she was being the smile of god which all i'm not going to help my enemy that does it make sense when you with whole good that you can do for others god will withhold the good he has for you but to all we think if they wouldn't hurt me then i would help them if they made me look bad in that business meeting then no them some shortcuts when you saw a seed of kindness a seed forgiveness a sea being good do somebody that's done you wrong you showing god that he can trust you your character is coming up high that's when god will release more favor in your own life to a gentleman recently very well known for twenty years he had been
strange from all of his brothers and sisters they had not spoken or had any kind of contact they would see him out in the public eye he has out of success and notoriety but there were things these siblings didn't see their relationship with him was non existent one day eighty year old mother was hit by a car rested a hospital in a coma all of the siblings including this man flew in from different parts of the country and hurried up to the hospital after they saw their mother they gathered in a room he said to his siblings it's time to let it go list very the hearts the misunderstandings the harsh words and less start afresh in a new they all
wept as their mother laid next door in a coma all that is except one brother he looked at this man said i can't do it i can't forgive they walked away his brother went home he watches us on television the next week my message came on it was all about not holding a grudge letting things go he knew that was god speaking to him he went back the next day and told his brother i've changed my mind i forgive you they hugged and now all the relationships have been restore but what s interesting is the mother never did wake up from the comb she passed a couple months later the man told me i think god kept my mother i think he didn't take her instantly in that accident just all of us siblings could be restored maybe heaven you hear this so that you can make things why so
you can show mercy to somebody that doesn't deserve it too easy the garage try to pay him back make their life miserable all that's doing is holding you back why don't you be why don't you be an ethos and be good to someone it hasn't been good to you why don't you show kindness that they don't deserve why don't you be the smile of god the mercy you show others is the mercy people are going to show you we all make mistakes some point we're all joseph at another point we're all his brothers we need forgiveness when you're the smile of god god will make sure people will always smile back on you if you do this i believe and declare because god can trust you like joe he's going to give you more influence more favour more opportunity you're going to have relationships right
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