(Hebrews 12:1 NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Does my life even COUNT FOR ANYTHING?
Your BEST is always found where GOD PLANTS you.
√ Give your best in OBSCURITY and God will REWARD it.
(1 Kings 19:19 NLT) So Elijah went and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field, and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away.
(Matthew 6:4 NIV) …. your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
√ To God there is no SMALL SERVING.
(Luke 16:10 NLT) “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
√ Your NEXT step is the BEST step.
(2 Kings 2:9-10 NLT) … Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when (YOU DON’T QUIT) I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.”
(John 14:12 NLT) “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.
1. You are ALWAYS in God’s SIGHT.
(2 Kings 6:16-17 NLT) “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!” The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
2. Take your #ONEstep.
(2 Kings 3:16 MSG) ‘He then said, “ God ’s word: Dig ditches all over this valley. …..
(2Kings 3:17 MSG) . . . Here’s what will happen—you won’t hear the wind, you won’t see the rain, but this valley is going to fill up with water and your army and your animals will drink their fill. This is easy for God to do; ….
3. Even when you don’t see it, DON’T QUIT.
(2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT) So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
(Romans 10:9-10 NLT) If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.