It’s easy to go through life thinking that you are lacking in some area. But when God laid out the plan for your life, He gave you the right personality, the right talent, the right background. Don’t be limited by what you think you're missing. You have everything you need to reach your destiny!To give visit JoelOsteen.com/GiveHope
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God doesn't make mistakes. When he created you, he wasn't having a bad day. He didn't accidently. Something out now you at a disadvantage. He called you a masterpiece, you have one your blood flowing through your veins he's clowns you with his spade, you're, not lacking you didn't get short changed. You have thing you need to fulfil your destiny, This is your in Victoria thanks, downloading or podcast we enjoy spending this time with you. I know you're going to leave, encouraged and inspire make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week and, finally, on social media to stay connected. We approve your support, it helps keep them. Three going, enjoy the message God bless you. It's a joy that come into your homes and you ever area. Please stop by and be a part of one
services. These are the finest people in all of Houston right here, Lakewood we'd love to have you somehow I like to solve, or something funny, and I heard about this border that broke into a house one evening, just as he was stealing the stereo. He heard a voice. Saying geez, is watching you froze in its tracks. Shandy splice, lighten the coroner and saw a parent said. Did you say that to me the parents Yes, I'm just trying to warn you there said warned me. What are you talking about? Who are you? Parents said my name is Moses the burglar laughs and what kind of crazy people would name apparent. Moses, the parent said the same kind of people there namely one hundred and fifty pound Rottweiler Jesus or I come and say it like you mean- and this is my bible- I am what it says I have. What is I can do
so? I can do today will be taught the word of God, boldly confess my mind is alert. My heart is receptive. I will never be the same in Jesus, nay, God bless you. I want to talk to you today. About. You were not easy. Go through life thinking that were lacking in some area. If we had more talent, then we could do something great. We had a better personality. We were more competent more attractive than we could reach our dreams, but as long as you're discounting Yoursel thinking you're at a disadvantage, it will keep you from rising higher when God laid out the plan for your lie. He carefully studied. He thought about what you would need and what it would take to get you there. Then he matched you with your world. He gave you the talent, you need.
Strain the confidence you are the right size. You have, the right looks you have the right personality. You come from the right family you're, not lack you didn't get short changed. You are good enough. You're, talented You're smarter than you are attractive enough. You have been fearfully and wonderfully may, but life or try to push us down. Thoughts will whisper everything that we're not you're, not as talented. It's. Your friend you're not as attractive as you call worker Smart. Is your cousin s? Ok you're, not running their race. You don't need what they have. You needed it. God would have given it to you. If you need to be taller, you'd be Tom. If you needed a different personality, you would have one if you needed to come from another family that would have happened. God, doesn't
mistakes when he created you, he wasn't having a bad day. He didn't accidently, something out now you at a disadvantage. He called you a masterpiece, You have royal blood flowing through your veins, he's crowned you with his paper, you're, not lacking you didn't get short changed. You have thing you need to fulfil your destiny. Now quit. Comparing your looks, your gifts, your success with somebody else and be you you are powerful, you're amazing? You are gifted. Nobody can do you like. You, can do you
Well, I wish I had her looks. I wish I had his talent. I wish I came from their family. If you had what they have, it wouldn't help you, it would hinder you, it wouldn't be a blessing, it would be a burden it was designed for you. The reason it works for them is because it fits. You don't want what doesn't Fichu. What Fichu is what you have now put wishing you wear them and recognize you are enough. Yes, it's good too our people good to celebrate their gifts, but don't get so caught up. In who they are that you forget who you are? You are gift. You are talented. You are one of a kind and if you don't recognize that you or another, then you'll always be depended on other people to make. You feel good about who you are. If you live thinking, you're ETA
deficit, you'll, understand yourself, your play up to people, you let them control you! That's where you getting your validate But when you know you are enough by yourself, you won't rely on people to approve you. You'll get Europe approval from your heavenly father. No problem with relying on people is people can change what many people were saying the Jesus Hosanna bless it is he that come in the name of the law. They were laying down palm branches. Celebrating his arrival three days later those same people were saying crucify. If you only feel good about yourself when people are telling you that you right, then, if they leave, you forget who you are. If you're relying on them to make you feel talented, valuable, attractive. Letting them control yourself worth.
But when you know you are enough all by yourself, when you don't live from a deficit mentality, then it doesn't matter what people do or, do you know you're a masterpiece. You know your made in the image of Almighty God. David said in some twenty three, the Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need very powerful. When you can say I have the talent and need I have them. I have the family and I have the personality that, on the day that had plenty of opportunities to have this death.
It mentality. We know him is the greatest king that ever lived, but before that he was discounted by his father left out in the shepherds, feels when the prophet was choosing the next king of Israel. His father made him feel like he was unqualified, not good enough to small, when David took words to his brothers that we're out on the battlefield one of the brothers made fun of him. So what did you do with those few sheep you're supposed to be taking care? He was saying David you're, not talented. You didn't get what we got if David would have relied on people to get his approval. He would have never stop into his destiny. Now maybe someone is trying to discount to make you feel like you're, not talented and attractive enough. Not up to par. Let that go in one ear and out the other. They didn't breathe life into you.
They didn't know you before you were formed in your mother's womb. They dont determined your destiny. Do like David Father. Thank you that I have everything Thank you that I am enough. All by myself. You don't need people's approval. You dont need their validation. The most tat God has approved. You now get rid of that deficit, mentality and step up to who you were created to be while back one afternoon I was at home riding must stationary bike extra? I had my earphones in hooked up to my cell phone and I was listening to a podcast. I put my phone on the front of the bike by the handlebars. At one point I started writing really fast and the bike begin to shape and my phone fellow when it did it jerked my phones out, now, stop to pick them up, but the little why Rubber Tipp came off of one of the earphones
Looked all around couldn't find it anywhere was the strangest thing I looked under the treadmill moved other equipment checked up on the window sill. Maybe it popped up their looked all over the back on its own. It was nowhere to be found later. That evening I was watching, tell Vision are reached up to scratch. My ear felt something odd and it was the white rubber to ahead at the whole time, but I didn't realize I'm wondering if you're looking for something that you already have you're looking around you gotta say looking you have the talent, you have the creativity, you have the competence, Some thirty four says those who trust in the Lord never lacked any good.
Need to see yourself as a no lack person. You're not lacking the string to you need you're not lacking the favour, which all are never get any good breaks. I don't see how can accomplish my dreams? I don't think I'll ever meet the right person, that's a deficit in intelligence that king will keep you from your destiny. You have to turn it around father. Thank you that you're. Favour surrounds me, like a shield. Thank you that goodness and mercy are chasing me down. They did that divine connections. The right people are headed my what what you need is in you, but you have to store it so long as you. You're at a disadvantage. You been sure changed. It will keep you from rising high. Second kingship for there was a widow, her husband, its friends with the profit Eliza. She can
to Eliza very discouraged and told him how her husband had died and how now she was in such death. The creditors we're coming to take her to see as payment Eliza ask her what have in your house, she didn't have to think twice she said Elijah. I have nothing at all except a small jar of oil. She was saying. I met a deficit, I don't have enough. Unlimited some like this woman, we are discounting what God has given us. We have some talent, the job it's not enough. I have my degree, I don't have enough education. This woman was about to miss per miracle because she didn't recognize what she had. She was looking outside the house but alive. She said what in the hell God will always have what you need within reach. So not so,
in far off it will be close to you one time, Samson was surrounded by the philistine army. He didn't have any weapons, look like he would be capture he looked down and saw the jawbone of a donkey. Just so happened to be right there. He picked it up and defeated thousand men with it wasn't a coincidence. It was the hand of God What you need will be close to you. Eliza this widow to go out and bore as many large empty containers ass. She could find she from neighbour the neighbour asking for then she came back to the house. Eliza said now. I want you to poor that little bit of oil into one of those larger containers that doesn't make sense. What good is it going to do to transport or from one container to the other?
the widow started pouring the oil and the oil kept flowing it kept coming out. She feel the first country then another and another, the oil never round out until all of the containers wherefore sheet that all and sold it and had plenty to pay her dance when, I ask you to do something that doesn't make sense many times the act of obedience is what brings the miracle God could have caused those containers to be full of all at once her pouring it. He could have call somebody to show up with a bunch of four containers, but the miracle was dependent on this woman. Do in her power his God, asking you to do something that you don't want to do to forgive that person. That did you wrong you they got us, not fear they don't deserve.
Hurt me: is he asking you to take care of that elderly neighbour or to give that friend arrived ride work each day you think I'm busy that's out of my way, blessing is in the obedience. There was man in the script, your name Naomi. He was a cap. And in the syrian army, but he had leprosy. God told him to go wash in the Jordan River and he would be here. God could have hailed him like Jesus here. People by speaking to them or by having someone lay hands on him, but God ask me and to do something unusual, something he didn't understand at first. He wouldn't do. It came up with all these excuses, so I'm not gonna go wash in that river, the waters dirty. We have better river back at home. You almost talked himself out of it. Finally
started to do it when he came up the seventh time. His skin was perfectly heal, the healing wasn't in the water or everyone that touch the water. Would it healed. The healing was in the obedience. Miss your miracle because you, do what gods asking you to do, what's interesting, is Eliza, didn't bring anything to the widows house. He didn't bring her funds, you didn't have a friend complaint Martin, he simply showed her. What was in the house, the principle is you all have what you need you not waiting for. Maybe one day it will show up. There are miracles in your house, times we're looking on the outside. You have to look on the inside. God is saying, have equipped you, I've been power. Do I've anointed! Do you have seeds of greatness?
are you discounting what God has given you? Are you overlooking what you have may seem small. That give may not seem like it too but when you use what you have, God will multiply when you poor there Little bit of oil. That act of obedience is what causes the oil to continue to flow The woman said Eliza. I have nothing except a small jar of oil God is going to use what comes after the except I have nothing except on little training. I have nothing except a few connections he's going to take what you think is insignificant and turn it into something extraordinary when we come to the end of our ability. That's when God steps in. If you can accomplish your dreams, all on your own, you don't really need gods here. You can overcome that obstacle by yourself
It doesn't take anything, don't be discouraged when what you're up against looks to be. You don't have the resources that obstacle, the opposition is too strong. You're in perfect position for God to show out in your life. It looks like a setback really it they set up. God is about to make things happen, that you couldn't make happened when my father went to be with the Lord back at night, he ninety nine, a new our supply to step up and pass through the church, but I didn't think I was enough. I didn't have the training I've never been to seminary more quiet in reserve. I didn't want to get up in front of people a toll God all the things I couldn't do all the things that didn't it was, like, God said Joe. What else do have in the house, I say God, I don't have anything except a little thing, a little training, a little confidence just this small jar
oil God said that's all. I need just use. What you have and what what I will do. Ass stepped up and took a little bit of all and turned it into something more than I ever imagine. What am I saying quit discounting Yoursel quit talking yourself out of your greatness. God is not limited, but what family you come from by your education, about what you think you don't All he's asking you to do is use what, after the accent I don't have anything except this high school diploma. How can I do something great? I don't have an extensive education. Neither did bill gates, neither did Steve Jobs aided. Ok, all I have is a little talent little confidence if you'll start using God will show up and do something to ordinary in the scripture, Jesus had been out teaching the people all day, long
He told his disciples. He wanted them to feed the five thousand people that it gather. They said Jesus. We can't do that we're in the desert. We have no food except five loaves of bread into fish, God will never ask you for something that you don't have. If he ask you and you don't think you can do, it is because you have it and don't knowing go back and see. What's in your house, what do you have after the accent, Jesus prayed over the fish over the loaves and multiplied they were able to feed the five thousand people had toiled baskets full of food left over. When you look at what you have your resources, you're training, your experience. It may not be enough. It's just five loaves, it's just a little couple, or what good could that do not get ready about to multiply what you have here, to do. Something unusual
You didn't see it coming doors open that you couldn't open, opportunity where you were not qualify. The right people come into you he's going to take what looks insignificant. And turn it into something extraordinary he's going to supply what comes after the x. This is what happened with my father. He was raised very poor. His parents were farmers and they lost everything the great depression. Ass, a little boy barely had enough food to eat. He go to school with holes in his car. Had shoes so worn out, he had to keep putting card board in the bottom. Didn't look like he had much of a future. Nobody, in their family knew anything about God. There were good people, they just didn't have any kind of thing
but it's seventeen. My father, went to church with a friend of his that had been very persist. That day he gave his life to Christ, the first one in the family. He fell, God calling him to book A pastor he told his parents, he was going to leave and go out and start ministering. They said John better stay here with us all. You know how to do is work on the farm. He had no training no fun, They know experience but how he recognized he had a little couple oil. He had five loves. It wasn't much but he could feel those seeds of greatness every circle stand said he was unqualified. He was or change? He was at a disadvantage, but God doesn't Anyone without putting something significant on the inside
That's why the enemy works over time to try to make you feel like you're. Not you not good enough. You made to many mistakes, you're, not talented enough, important enough. Don't let those lies, keep you from your destiny. He wouldn't be tried. The discourage you if he No, there was something amazing in it. May not be much yet, but as you keep poor and that oil and you keep taken, no steps of fate, God is going to take you were never dreamed seventeen years old, my father left a farm. He didn't have a car, he had to hitchhike. You went out with started ministry in the prisons and in the senior citizens homes. God begin to when, after Doorn, eventually he started Lake wooden daddy, went on to impact the world, but I think about where I would be today. If my father would believed he was not enough. You can.
The one like my father for generations to come for your family? You can be the one to set them on a new course. You wouldn't be hearing this. If there were greater things in front of you, quit look at what you don't have what you didn't get, what you can't do you have everything you need. All David head was slingshot in five smooth stones. It looked like it was not enough Goliath, was nearly twice its size. He was a scheme old warrior he'd been trained in the military we're in a full set of armour very powerful. Here David was a shepherd boy, a teenager. He had no formal training, no experience He could say God. I have nothing except this slingshot. What you have after the accept is what God he's going to you.
When Goliath saw how small David was he begin to laugh. He said that my dog that you would come at me with this stick, I'm sure David was tempted to think. Am I crazy I'm going to fight this giant with only a slingshot. But the scripture says David ran toward Goliath, you would think he would try to sneak up on a surprising to get the maximum advantage. But when you know who you are, when you You are equipped in power and you know, God being for you is more than the world, be it against you. You won't run from your giants. You'll want to your giants David swung the wrong here. Goliath in the forehead knocked him unconscious. He went on and took Elias own sword and finished him off what you have may not look like it. Its ordinary, but when God please on it, it will become more than enough. A friend of mine,
father passed through the large church, there's a boy. He always looked forward to working there during college. He got a job at this business where he would go into the different offices in clean and repair the equipment, so they gave in keys to all the offices in the building. He cared around big key ring made him feel very important. This was years ago after he graduated from college. He came back to work and his fathers he was so excited, but his father only gave him one key: the key to his office dad. I want all the keys I want to be able to get in everywhere. Father said now, this is the key I want you to have. It was kind of disappointing that what my dad doesn't trust me, you, few years later, his dead became ill and wasn't expected to make. This friend would go up to the church at night and pray for his father. He liked to pray in the main sanctuary
it was after hours. You would always have to get somebody to let a man. He called a security guard or see someone through the glass doors and knock, but it bothered him that he didn't have a key one night. He went up to pray for his father is all locked up, He called the security guard. He said he was out, wouldn't be back for a couple of hours. Offering went around the building, checking all the doors to see if anything was opened, that is all locked, so frustrating just when he was about to leave. He decided to put is key in the door. See if they could give the little round and somehow get it unlocked the key women so smoothly he turned and the door open. It was puzzled. He walked through the lobby to the sanctuary door. Put the key and turned it in an open, went to the choir room, put the key and turned it open. He didn't realize his father had given him the master key,
all that he had woody needed it wasn't that the father didn't trust him. Was the sun didn't know what he had do you know what your father has given you, Do you know you have the key to unlock every door to your destiny, you didn't get short changed your father didn't say I can't trust you. Oh God has great competence in he believes in you more than you believe in yourself. Why don't you start using that key believing that you have what you me: don't go through life. Thinking that you ve been locked out. You can't reach dreams. You can overcome the obstacle. You can't meet the right person. You have the key. Your heavenly father has given you everything you need to fulfil your part
now do your part and get rid of a deficit mentality git up every morning, there's a father! Thank you that I am enough. I am strong enough. I am talented enough. I am attractive. If you will do this. I believe and declare like the widow woman abundance is about to float. God is about to multiply what you, U gifts, or going to come out in greater ways, new doors or a battle. Open breakthroughs, promotion, the fullness of your destiny in Jesus Name and, if you receive today. Can you say then I'd 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 mercy, commendable I'll make you my lord and save it. You pray that simple prayer,
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