Happy Sunday friends! At least in this moment, it is Sunday so if it’s not when you’re reading, we’ll I hope you’re still having a happy day.
Today at Elevation Church, we got to hear from Holly Furtick. Her message really made me think about how I frame up some statements. For example, she talked about how sometimes she disguised some complaints as just run of the mill comments but it was actually just a dressed up complaint.
My husband and I went to run some errands after the service was over and decided to grab some lunch for the girls. Sitting in the drive thru I made a comment about how the fries must be extra hot right now. It was just a complaint that it was taking longer than I had wanted it to. 🙄 Yep – I needed that lesson today.
My notes are below – as always, I take them in real time while I’m watching. Context is needed so go watch it! I’ll add a link when I see it is posted.
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Sermon Notes : Shut Up and Shine
- Impartation happens up close.
- How was it possible that Paul could have so much joy in the middle of being in prison?
- You don’t have to say everything you think.
- We can hurt those we love with what we don’t say, and the ways we don’t encourage them.
- Words hold weight – what you choose to say or not to say is important.
- We have to learn to pay attention to everything that comes out of our mouths.
- Our thumbs can sometimes cause more damage than our tongues. (Don’t be a keyboard bully!)
- How can we be a part of the solution instead of just adding to the noise?
- Philippians 2:14-16
- Paul teaches that the things that you do not say can sometimes have just as much power as the things you do say.
- “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.”
- Complaining can be fun and arguing can be completely necessary.
- They can be counterproductive – complaining rarely improves your circumstances.
- We say things all day long that we are not even aware of.
- Complaining spirals out of control so fast and makes us completely focus on the negative.
- It’s harder to see it when we are the ones doing it, even though it’s easy to see when others do it.
- Negativity slows your progress – it distracts you from the things you can actually control, like your attitude.
- Philippians 1:11-14
- The antidote to complaining is rejoicing.
- Arguing keeps me from experiencing true connection.Pac
- If my goal is purely to win the argument, I lose.
- When someone is defending themselves, they are not hearing you because they are trying to protect themselves.
- Colossians 4:6
- We need to learn how to ask questions – good questions!
- Do you care more about your relationship than you do about making a point?
- Call yourself back to joy.
- The way to redirect someone is not to shout – it’s to shine!
- Learn how to shine, especially when things are not going well.
- Hold firm to God’s word.
- “The best way to impact the people around you is to make a change in yourself.”
- Pack your own lunch!!!
- You do what you can do and stop worrying about what other people are doing.
- You can only ever change yourself.
- Sometimes the greatest impact that you will have on the people in your life will not be based on the words you say but on the life that you live.
- Let’s all stop shouting at each other and start shining.
- Keep your mouth shut, and do the work that you need to do. The Shunammite woman is the epitome of this in action.
- If you go to God you will never be alone in what you are experiencing.
- You can cling to the promise that God will never leave you nor forsake you.
And that’s that! I hope you got as much out of this message as I did.