Sermon Notes : Pastor Stephen Chandler – I Wasn’t Left, I Lingered

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Hi friends! Here are my notes for Pastor Stephen Chandler’s sermon titled I Wasn’t Left, I Lingered. He gave this message at Elevation Church on June 12, 2022.

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Please remember that these are not my own thoughts. But rather the notes I took while Pastor Stephen was speaking. You can click here to watch I Wasn’t Left, I Lingered on YouTube.

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I wasn't left, I lingered

Sermon Notes : I Wasn’t Left, I Lingered

  • Today’s Worship Songs : 
    • No One by Elevation Worship
    • See A Victory by Elevation Worship
    • Lamb by Elevation Worship
    • Here Again by Elevation Worship
  • Luke 2:41-50
  • You can pre-order Pastor Stephen Chandler’s book titled Stop Asking For Permission from Amazon by clicking this link. It will release on September 27, 2022.
  • When you’re locked in on what God has called you to do, you’ll see doors open. #purpose
  • Luke 1:32-33
  • You have to live with focus and intentionality.
  • You have purpose as well.
  • God calls you and knows you.
  • Jeremiah 1:5
  • God planned your purpose even knowing the biggest mistakes that we’ve made.
  • There’s purpose on my life.
  • The problem with purpose is that we don’t get to do what everybody else does. And have to go through things that other people don’t have to go through.
  • But you’ll be used in a way that other people are not being used.
  • People of purpose are not concerned with being left behind.
  • Everyone around you may not understand your calling.
  • Purpose can’t be left behind.
  • What’s next?
  • It doesn’t matter where we are, we are always looking for next.
  • It’s a prison that torments us.
  • 4 Walls : Delay, Deny, Destroy, and Discouraged
  • We get distracted with where I should be instead of looking at where we are right now.
  • If God hasn’t opened the door for the next, it’s because he has miracles in the now that have’t happened yet.
  • NOW!
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1
  • God never gives all the details.
  • People of purpose are willing to be left behind just because God said I have something for you here.
  • Matthew 6:34
  • Where there’s purpose on your life, your opportunity cannot leave you behind.
  • Purpose Leads You To Learn
  • Being left behind is different than staying behind.
  • Difference between complacency and contentment.
  • God has more for you.
  • If next hasn’t come, there’s something God is trying to teach in the now.
  • Ask God : What do I need to learn?
  • Can sit and complain about what opportunities aren’t coming my way, or ask what God is trying to do in this moment.
  • Purpose will always put you in rooms that are above your head.
  • Let insecurity overwhelm you or see that God has you here because he’s trying to teach you something.
  • Instead of obsessing how everyone is ahead of us, realize that we aren’t in competition. 
  • Let other people’s success inspire not intimidate.
  • Purpose Doesn’t Take Things Personally
  • People who don’t have purpose will be amazing by God’s hand on your life, and offended by it at the same time.
  • We will always live an apologetic life if we are people pleasers, instead of living in the boldness.
  • Have to be okay with some awkward encounters.
  • Our purpose is to hear well done thy good and faithful servant.
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