Sermon Notes : Pastor Steven Furtick – My Future Is My Focus

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Hi friends! Back today with sermon notes from Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon titled My Future Is My Focus. This sermon is from Elevation Church on May 22, 2022.

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Sermon Notes : My Future Is My Focus

  • Humility brings freedom.
  • Ask God to change you, instead of other things and other people.
  • Genesis 49:22-26
  • The one who endured the most was blessed the most.
  • Your father’s blessings are greater.
  • Sometimes we use the future as an excuse to waste today.
  • We can look too far ahead.
  • It’s dangerous to use today’s faith to forecast tomorrow’s problems.
  • We tend to think that what is next will be better.
  • Joseph’s integrity led to his influence.
  • God helps us get over what we can’t let go of.
  • Genesis 50:15-20
  • Notice the emotions if we want to be free, but don’t be controlled by them.
  • That limits your future to the level of your feelings.
  • You will only do what is right if you feel like doing what is right.
  • God will always have a coat for me if I keep my character.
  • All things fall under the sovereignty of God.
  • Bad linked to Blame linked to Bondage
  • We are chained to what we blame. And give our power away.
  • Telling God you’re worthless is an insult to the word that he spoke over you, and it is the opposite of worshipping God because the focus is on you.
  • But God.
  • You break it with a but.
  • Interrupt what the enemy sent to destroy you.
  • What has you in bondage?
  • The power to break it is in your praise.
  • You break it before it breaks you.
  • Interrupt your self defeating, God dethroning with a but.
  • That signals to your brain that you are moving on.
  • You can’t reconstruct the events of the past, 
  • The only way you can construct the future is to be faithful right now.
  • Everything God wants to do you in your future is connected to what he wants you to do right now.
  • Some of the things you are fighting with are not for you.
  • God will work it in.
  • Stop waiting for it to discover what God has put in you.
  • If you don’t have it in the prison, you won’t have it in the palace.
  • What others see as a waste, turn into worship.
  • HARM 
  • You can change the meaning of harm by what you put after it.
  • ONY
  • What comes after that?
  • You have got to let God bring this thing together.
  • It’s what comes after the attack.
  • Are you going to be defined by what stood against you, or how you got over it?
  • What is the devil trying to stop you from getting over?
  • What made Joseph a vine was what he climbed over, and what he brought forth.
  • I’m not just surviving for me, I’ve got something to give.
  • Don’t stay chained to the way things went down, or what other people called you.
  • Climb or die.
  • It’s almost impossible to climb over something while you’re complaining about it.
  • Ask God to show what he is bringing through this that will be of benefit to others.
  • Faith is a fight for focus.
  • How can God bring it into harmony if you die on the vine.
  • Preference and Purpose.
  • It’s about what you climb over and what you focus on.
  • I am where I am not because of the schemes of men, but because of the purpose of God.
  • Sometimes it’s not the height of the wall but the lack of our strength because we are not rooted in You.

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