THE I SERIES
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius
Forward Thinkers this is the season you will take your place in the winner’s circle. Forward Thinkers we must assume responsibility for our current position and we must work the word of God all the way to the top.
Step 1:I BELIEVE
Forward Thinkers remember nothing great will happen to you until you believe something great can happen to you.
Romans 8:31New International Version (NIV)
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:37New International Version (NIV)
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Forward Thinkers our belief system builds both winners and winning atmospheres. We must believe God is with Us and we must believe We are Victorious.
Step 2: I DECLARE
Forward Thinkers we must keep declaring what we believe until what we are declaring becomes what we are experiencing in life.
Forward Thinkers today we will leap to Step 3: I WIN
I BELIEVE I WIN I DECLARE I WIN
“Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.” Marta
1 Samuel 17:32New International Version (NIV)
32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
1 Samuel 17:45-47New International Version (NIV)
45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head.
This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
FORWARD THINKERS WE WIN IN SPITE OF OUR CRITICS AND CIRCUMSTANCES
Forward Thinkers David had to believe and declare he was going to win in spite of his critics and his circumstances. David’s family voted him most likely not to succeed and often spoke disparaging word about him. David’s older brother even tried to minimize his value and mocked him to go back and watch over the little flock of sheep their father left him over.
Forward Thinkers we must determine we will win even when our own family becomes our biggest critics.
Forward Thinkers David had to believe and declare victory of the giant in the midst of being surrounded by a fear culture. The giant mocked the people of God daily and no one had the courage to fight back before David arrived on the battlefield. Everyone else viewed the giant as being unbeatable but David believed he could defeat the giant.
Forward Thinkers we must stand in faith and be courageous enough to declare victory over every giant in our community.
Forward Thinkers David living in a society full of false reports and fake news but he had the faith to stand on the truth of God’s word. Everyone falsely told David he was too small to defeat the giant. Forward Thinkers they even tried to intimidate David by reporting the giant was trained to win and had an undefeated track record.
Forward Thinkers we must be like David and ignore the fake news and stand boldly believing and declaring we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us therefore we will defeat the giant in our way.
FORWARD THINKERS WE WIN EVEN WHEN OTHERS SAID WE COULDN’T
Forward Thinkers King Saul didn’t believe David could win but David didn’t let the King’s disbelief stop him from believing. Forward Thinkers this season in order to win we must graduate from the opinions of others.
Forward Thinkers King Saul was focused on the fact others before David failed to defeat the giant but thank God David did not allow the journey of others to dictate his journey.
Forward Thinkers if we expect to win we must believe against all the odds we can and will win.
FORWARD THINKERS WE WIN BECAUSE WE TRUST GOD’S RESUME
Forward Thinkers David told King Saul I have a bear story and I have a lion story and now I’m trusting God for a giant defeating story. David was giving us an example of how to defeat your enemies by trusting God’s unbeatable resume. David was building his confidence by trusting in the same God that gave him the victory over the bear and the lion when they came to destroy him. Forward Thinkers the size of your opponent is not the issue but your victory will be based on the size of your faith. There is a saying in the hood it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
Forward Thinkers check your life story and discover you too can trust God’s resume and whatever you’re dealing with this season God qualifies for the job.
FORWARD THINKERS WE WIN BEING WHO GOD CREATED US TO BE
David told King Saul I can’t go out in that when the King tried to dress him in his battle gear. Forward Thinkers David realized if I’m going to win I must be true to myself and not go out to battle trying to be anyone else. Many are living defeated lives because they are spending their lives trying to be someone else.
Forward Thinkers David reminds us by the way others lost wearing that same gear so why are we so impressed with it. David is teaching us to be who God created and called us to be if we expect to defeat the giants in our lives.
Forward Thinkers we must choose to use what God already gave us and be the best Forward Thinker we can be.
FORWARD THINKERS WE WIN WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE
Forward Thinkers David declares to the giant I come to the battle not with a sword but with a word from the Lord and today I challenge us to get back in God’s word and become battle ready because God’s word is already battle tested.
Forward Thinkers we must get you a word from the Lord to defeat the giants in the land. Forward Thinkers without a word it doesn’t matter if you’re Democrat or Republican. Faith comes by hearing the word of the Lord.
Forward Thinkers there must be some word in your bag if you desire to defeat the giants this season.
Forward Thinkers in conclusion David cut off the giant’s head and marched it around the town to show proof that God is real and victory comes through Him. Forward Thinkers this season we will win because there is a lost world needing proof in 2017 that God is still able to produce winners.
Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located, in both Houston, Texas, and the Woodlands, Texas. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Bloodshed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at email@example.com, follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Periscope @ Pastor E A Deckard or the church website www.ghic.net