To have lasting success in life, there really are only four things we need to focus on. They form the core values of our church and can readily be seen in the contrast between King Saul and King David.
It’s my passion to see people get a big vision for what God is able and willing to do in our lives. I am convinced that God is bigger and more willing to do more incredible things than we give him credit for, than we expect, and than we are ready for. We just don’t have big enough dreams, but for those who do have big dreams the problem is often that they aren’t ready and willing to put in the effort required to see those dreams come true. Now I don’t have the answer to how to make your dream life come true other than a few simple suggestions I’ve picked up from the story of Joseph, but I do know that whatever your dreams are, if they are God’s dreams, and if you are faithful, they will come true.
At the conclusion of this message, I take a few minutes to just dream in front of the congregation about what Southside Church could become. I have big dreams for this church, and I’m pretty convinced they line up with the heart of God for this town.
How big are your dreams? Are you ready to work for them?
The obstacles in our lives all depend on what our goals are. What might be an obstacle to one goal could actually be a help in attaining another goal.
However, if your goals in life are to walk in the greatness for which God has made you, then three things will be your biggest obstacles. Jesus describes these three in a famous story about a farmer sowing seed.
In this message, we explore how to overcome the obstacles of spiritual death and dryness, hardships, and distractions so that you can live a life of eternal fruitfulness.