June 9, 2019 Sermon

We've talked about wrestling with forgiveness. We've talked about wrestling with failure. Today, we're talking about wrestling with your future. "Am I making the right choice with my friends? My career? My relationships?"

Today is Graduation Sunday. Inside the folder for each graduate will be their diploma. What there should be inside there is a big poster that says "So What?" So what are you going to do now? What are you going to use this diploma for? How will you use your skills and knowledge to better yourself, your family, your future?

Every person needs to know that God Created You in His Image. God Created You on purpose and with a purpose. We were Created in advance to do good works. He has a dream for your life; He has a destiny for you to fill. How do I get to my destiny? We don't know exactly what His Plans are for us. We may know some details and we may have figure our certain aspects, but His Plan is rarely crystal clear to us.

Think about "Let's Make A Deal". When the constestants win, they choose a box or a curtain, but they have no idea what's behind. What if we could just have a peak first? Sometimes we want God to give us a peak as to what His Plans are for us, but He rarely reveals it immediately. We must go through growing pains. He desires us to go on the journey as the journey provides the growth.

Think about "Dance Dance Revolution". When the game tells us to step left or right, we step left of right. God tells us to step and dance often, but are you listening to His Instructions? When you Love God, you put Him first. Putting Him first means to listen to His Instructions and follow Him to His Destination for you. "Jesus loves me, this I know." But, what about "I love Jesus, this He knows"? How much do we really talk to Him AND listen to Him? We are trying to choreograph the dance, but we need to let Him do that! You must trust your partner and God is partnering with you with your best interests at heart. Life is not a dress rehearsal; dance through life with passion. God wants to move us past obligation and into passion. When you miss a step, don't quit. There are times in which you will feel out of step with God, but you must jump right back into the routine. Your sin is never greater that what Christ can do for your life. Chances are 100% that you'll make a mistake, but God will always be there for you! But, don't confuse your circumstances as being out of step with God. Jesus let the Disciples go through the storm, right? God usually wants us to take the long cut, not the short cut.

God is the author and the finisher of our faith. Keep your eyes on Jesus and He will get you to your destiny.

Read:
Psalm 32, Psalm 37:23, Psalm 63

- Jon Bruney


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