GRACED FOR GREATNESS
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV) Grace is sufficient
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Joel 3:14 (NIV)
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
Forward Thinkers, God’s grace is sufficient and we’re graced for greatness but we must daily make decisions in the valley of decisions to be great.
We are standing in the spirit of agreement in 2018 that this is the year of Increased Growth but we must make decisions to ensure our confessions and declarations become our realities.
Forward Thinkers, we are graced for greatness and today we will make a Holy Ghost decision that will propel us to victory, increase, and wholeness.
Forward Thinkers, remember fear will cancel your reservations to your destiny of greatness.
Fear will employ doubt and doubt will distract you and distractions will delay you. Your date with greatness is too important for you not to make decisions that will carry you into your next season of greatness.
Forward Thinkers, my assignment is to teach you, encourage you, and show you how to become a better decision maker which will position you for Increased Growth and Greatness.
Top 3 Decisions We Must Make On the Road To Greatness
Decide To Submit To Jesus Christ
Decide To Respond Like Christ (Christian-Christ like)
Decide To Live So Others Can Come To Christ Through You (Soul Winners Are Called Wise By God)
Pastor Billy Graham said “I’ve read the last page of the bible. It’s all going to turn out alright.” Forward Thinkers, let me add it’s all going to turn out alright for those who make the right decisions to trust God, follow Jesus, and obey the Holy Spirit.
Forward Thinkers, something great happens when we decide to connect to Jesus.
Being able to do all things through Christ
Being filled with the Holy Spirit which empowers us to be great
Being positioned and connected to Jesus allowing us to bear much fruit
Decisions Determine Destiny (Forward Thinkers, no more excuses. You are where you are in life based on the sum total of your life decisions).
Forward Thinkers, There Are Five Possible Locations Your Decisions Will Land You In:
Greatness- this is God’s desired place for every Believer
Wait ness- poor decision making will have us waiting on what God said was already ours. The Promised Land is there waiting on us to make the right set of decisions to enter in and possess.
Late ness- Abraham was waiting on God for further instructions but God was waiting on Abraham to make a decision to totally trust and obey Him. We often say God may not show up when you want Him (meaning God is late) but He always shows up right on time. Forward Thinkers, maybe God is late because He’s waiting on you to make a better decision than the last one you made.
Fake ness- Forward Thinkers, after spending time at wait(ness) and lateness many start to fake it and pretend to be great. Forward Thinkers, in 2018 no more faking it till you make it. Forward Thinkers, it’s time to make decisions that will reroute you out of any negative location and direct you towards your location of greatness.
Never mind ness- Forward Thinkers, Moses made a bad decision and God said never mind Moses, I’ll use Joshua instead to lead my people into the Promise Land. Forward Thinkers, let’s not make such poor decisions that God has to tell us never mind you’re not ready for greatness.
Forward Thinkers, it’s time we decided to serve the Lord with our Time, Talent, and Treasure and realize His grace is sufficient and He has graced us with greatness and increased growth.
Joshua 24:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Forward Thinkers, today I ask you to decide to be great and make a great decision to accept Christ and decide to forgive yourself and others. This decision will place you in greatness with life abundantly.
Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located at 200 W. Greens Road, Houston,Texas, 77067. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Bloodshed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Periscope @ Pastor E A Deckard or the church website www.ghic.net