- Acknowledge sins and Jesus will forgive.
Â· Stop blaming â€“ Take Responsibility â€“ Look for Options:
- face reality as it is â€“ own responsibility to initiate change.
E.g. Jesus: Took responsibility for the sins of the World.
Able to offer hope and a different future.
You Always Have a Choice (2 of 3)
Sun 15 Mar 2009 AM Â« Back to Top
God empowered man with a free will, and the ability to overcome challenges in life. Man
learned to be helpless, he developed limiting beliefs about himself. Israel l earned to be
slaves (helpless) in Egypt. The challenges they faced in the wilderness were designed
to shift their slave mentality to explore what God had for them. We have the ability to
handle every challenge in life if we choose to believe & trust God. We disqualify
ourselves from our destiny, purpose & blessing if we blame & make excuses. Learn how
you can break free from learned helplessness. Choose to change.
We looked at the Blame Game, and I want to carry on. I want to help you just to start to
think about: how you think. I want to speak a message called: You Always Have a
Choice. You Always Have a Choice. We'll just pick up where we were going a couple of
weeks ago, Genesis 1:26-28. It says: God created Adam and Eve in His image and
likeness. When He made man, He made us like Him, spirit beings. He designed us to
have dominion in the earth, so it says: He blessed them; and said: be fruitful, multiply,
increase, fill the earth; subdue and have dominion. So when God spoke, and it says: He
blessed them, it means: He spoke words of empowerment and life into them.
In other words, He expected something to happen. He spoke words that enabled them
to go out; that's why, in the heart of every man, is a need and a desire to conquer
challenges. Men love challenges. Why do they love challenges? Because God called us
to subdue and have dominion! And it's still inside men now. That's why men who don't
rise to challenges always live a defeated life. It's something in us designed to rise and
conquer, rise and face challenges. Subdue means you've got to overcome something
that resists you. So from the very beginning, God's intention is that you and I would face
challenges, that required us to step up, face them, overcome them, and bring them into
the way God wants them. Isn't that an awesome thought, right from the very beginning.
Sometimes Christians get a fuzzy-wuzzy idea that Adam and Eve lived in a perfect
world, everything was just perfect, though actually it wasn't. If it was a perfect world,
why did God say they had to subdue something? Why is it that He said: you have to
bring dominion into the earth, if it was all perfect?