Hey eFam! I hope that you are doing great today. Below you’ll find my sermon notes for Pastor Holly Furtick‘s Sermon titled I Don’t Think I’m Ready For This. This sermon was given at Elevation Church on Feb. 7, 2021.
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I Don’t Think I’m Ready For This – Pastor Holly Furtick
- It’s Elevation Church’s 15th anniversary!
- Be on the lookout Spring 2021 for a new collaboration album with Elevation Worship and Maverick City!
- There are 2 sides of faith – the here and out or the side that looks and feels like fear and doubt.
- If there’s no fear, then you don’t need faith.
- Faith requires work, grit, perseverance and hard work.
- It’s okay if what you hear from God doesn’t line up with what you can currently see.
- God is just getting started!
- Do you have a sticker on your car? (We have the Elevation Church stickers on our back windows.)
- Judges 6:1-6
- Our natural instinct can be to withdraw, because we don’t want to admit to others and God that we need help.
- We can feel like we deserve to suffer because of our decisions.
- We can convince ourselves that no one understands or cares.
- This ignites scavenger mode where we try to find fulfillment in things that will never fulfill us.
- Sometimes we have to get so low before we finally cry out to God.
- God hears your cries.
- Relief comes in the form of action on our part.
- You don’t get to watch your life like a spectator.
- God doesn’t want you scavenging for scraps of encouragement on social media.
- This is the place where God can do some of his greatest work in us.
- Judges 6:11-24
God calls you according to your potential.
- Don’t you wish you could see yourself how God sees you?
- God sees you as a provider, a nurturer, and confident in your own skin.
- God wants to use you…YES YOU!
God prepares you along the way.
- But you’ll never feel ready and full of faith all the time.
- Stop making excuses for why you can’t do the things you’re called to do.
- Sometimes it just means doing what you’re already doing with a better attitude and renewed purpose.
- When God gives you an assignment, he’ll make it big enough for you to question it and small enough for you to take the first step.
- You only need enough faith to start – not to finish. Starting faith.
- God wants to do more than you can ask or imagine – but he’s given you the strength that you need for right now.
- The point of faith is to look back and see how far you’ve come, but to look forward and be a little afraid.
- You get stronger with each battle.
- But you’re not alone.
God is patient with you.
- We might give up on God, but he’ll never give up on us.
- Isaiah 40:28
- God is waiting for you right where you left off.
- He’s patient with your questions, fear and poor decisions.
- The most important call is the one where you decide to surrender your life to him.
- Romans 12:1
- All God wants from you is all of you as a living sacrifice.
- God is waiting for you to come to him with everything – even those things you don’t like about yourself.
- Don’t forget those moments when God spoke to you through someone/something else…just when you were on the brink of giving up entirely.
God gives you peace markers when you say yes. (Paraphrasing – I didn’t actually see the 4th point.)
- Focus on the peace markers when it feels like you’re dealing with more than you can handle.
- If you’re not at least a little bit scared, then you don’t need any faith.
Let me know in the comments your favorite point.
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