segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2013
WHAT GOES YOUR LIFE? - Psalm 32.1
"Blessed is he who has his sins forgiven and their sins erased" -
Everything that moves on the earth is directed, moved, guided, controlled, directed by some kind of force. We need a dynamic and driving force.
A car moves around a nail enters the wood, absolutely everything is driven by some force greater driving!
What is the force that guides your life?
For example: right now there is something within you the directing.
You may be being driven by a pressure, a problem, a disease, a desire, an anxiety, a time limit, an uncertainty ....
There are hundreds of different types of circumstances, values and emotions that can drive your life, some of these things are positive some negative, some avoidable or unavoidable.
1. MANY PEOPLE BEING GUIDED BY GUILT - Ps. 32:2
"Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not assign blame"
Guilt is a feeling of oppression. This pressure becomes a lifetime of regret fleeing and hiding the shame.
It is true that we are products of our past, but we can not be prisoners of it.
The purpose of God is not restricted to the past, quite the contrary.
See Moses, David, Paul, Peter, that the men in the Bible tells the stories of their failures and defeats, however we also show two truths:
a. GOD NEVER STOPPED LOVING THEM
b. REPENTANCE IS THE KEY TO RESTART
And you will remain surrounded, pressed, paralyzed by guilt failure and defeat? What will you gain? I hope you are not of those who like to hide behind the blame for what others think of you.
2. MANY PEOPLE BEING GUIDED BY RANCOR - Job 5:2.
"Resentment kills a fool, and envy destroys the fool."
Unfortunately many people are driven by resentment, bitterness, rage and anger.
Instead of cooling their hearts with love, forgiveness, sublimation, are slaves of a recalcitrant mind that clings to hurt and can never overcome them, and daily continuously relive the same image in their lives. These people are closed and internalize and How often explode on others.
The Grudge hurts you more than anyone else.
When you hold bitterness in his heart, inside rots.
People who hurt you in the past will continue hurting you unless you decide to get over it and turn the page of your life.
Do not live in the past, let go of it, be sure to control, guide your life today!
Nothing can change your past,
but his decision today will determine your future.
3. MANY PEOPLE BEING GUIDED BY FEAR - I Jn. 4:18
"In love there is no fear, but rather the perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves torment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. "
People just lose great opportunities because they do not accept to take risks, are afraid of them, the root is usually in family life or in training, repression, restraint, trauma, etc ...
Caution! To fear not steal your best dreams, do not steal your opportunities, do not steal their ideals, and not let you become what God dreamed for your life.
4. MANY PEOPLE BEING GUIDED BY Materialism Mt 6: 24
- "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You can not serve both God and Money"
Often people are driven by materialism.
Think they have a "god", they're wrong ... Because Mammon is their god! Some people do not topam anything until we speak about values. They live for their work there because it gets away from the church and who, because here is pure donation.
You will never be happier ...
By HAVE ... more
BE ... for more important
BE ... or more protected.
-All possessions bring happiness fleeting and temporary.
-In terms of things we always want new, bigger and better.
Only Jesus satisfies us fully, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow will be the same.
Self-esteem and shareholders are not synonymous!
5. MANY PEOPLE BEING GUIDED BY APPROVAL - Mt 6:24.
"No one can serve two masters."
Many people live based on the approval of others, are driven by the expectations of parents, spouses, children, teachers and friends. All end up controlling your life and your schedule.
Has many adult children living trying approval of their parents in their actions, which in fact are never satisfied with anything. Others live thinking of the social question, the famous phrase: "What will others think of me?".
Unfortunately those who follow the crowd just lost it!
Rick Warren said:
"I DO NOT KNOW THE KEYS TO SUCCESS, BUT THE FAILURE IS TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY."
If you do not decide who will direct your life, you will reach the final undecided, lost and unfulfilled life.
You do not have time here on earth to do everything people want you to do, you only have time to do what God wants you to do!
What should run my life?
You need to let your life be guided and directed by the eternal purposes of God:
"But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations." - Ps. 33:11
You shall live:
- The pleasure and joy of God,
- To fellowship with their neighbors, bringing people into the family of God,
- To serve God and people,
- To lead others to grow in their faith and learn of Jesus,
- To fulfill its mission in the world!
This is the true meaning of life. And why you are here in this world!
May the Lord bless your life for eternity in Eternity.