Putting your life in order Part I


Putting your life in order Part I

Synopsis of Bible Study 09/21/11

Delivered by Bishop Walker III

Many of us could go on to live more productive lives if we could just embrace this idea of proper alignment. What we mean by this is that there is so much clutter and so many things that get us off of our course. At the beginning of this discussion we are going to have first talk about getting the most out of life (purpose).

What is our purpose? How do we arrive at this purpose? This is so important. We have to first realize that God had an intent.

  1. I.                    God had an intent
  2. When God allowed us to be born, he had an intent.
  3. Laying a foundation:
    1. Any discussion about purpose is a discussion that originates with the word. It does not originate with somebody’s opinion or someone telling you statistically what you should or should not do.
    2. Whatever God’s word speaks over your life is where God is going to direct you.  Jeremiah 1:4-6:4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” 6Then said I, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child.” –  Before you came to be an embryo and before you even existed, God said he knew you. He had an intent for you being born. God was providentially moving to bring your parents together, because your birth was not an accident. You are here for a reason, so before you became who you are, the intent was already there.
    3. Before you were born, God sanctified you. – God had already ordained you a prophet before you were born. In other words, it was already settled. Ex- Picture a before stage (which is heaven), a birth canal (representing the passage way to earth), and then the earth. The bible says “I have ordained you a prophet to the nations”
    4. Jeremiah 1:6 says 6Then said I, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child.”- All Jeremiah knew how to do is what we do. He called back his own inadequacies to God as if God doesn’t already know our limitations. We wonder if God knows what (who) we are working with, as if he doesn’t know what/who he is working with when he was the one that called. Our flesh says, “Look at your inadequacies” and it also tells us to remind God why we can’t do something or why we are not qualified to do something.
    5. Jeremiah 1:7 says7But the LORD said unto me, “Say not, `I am a child,’ for thou shalt go to all whom I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak., – God says,” I knew you were a child when I called you. Don’t tell me what I already know.” God answers Jeremiah by telling him to speak what he told him to speak.
    6. Jeremiah 1:8 says 8Be not afraid of their faces, for I am with thee to deliver thee,” saith the LORD. -Don’t be afraid of the challenges or the faces that people make, because God says he will always deliver you.
    7. Jeremiah 1:9 says 9Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, “Behold, I have put My words in thy mouth.- The Lord put forth his hand and there was transfer into the natural. Super came down and touched the natural and then this gives us the supernatural ability to do what we are about to do. Your purpose really is a supernatural manifestation of something that has nothing to do with your ability, but everything to do with your availability. Every time you walk in purpose, it ought to blow your mind that God would actually do all that he does through someone like us.

i.      God made a transfer. He won’t need our words, because this is all God. He has set us. Don’t worry about sucking up to people or trying to get people to promote you. When you are in purpose, he will set us above nations and kingdoms. Promotions don’t come from the East or West. Promotion comes from the Lord.

ii.      God says he doesn’t put us in place of power and authority for us just to sit back and be passive. There is an accountability and responsibility to being in the place of purpose.

  1. Jeremiah 1:10 says 10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms to root out and to pull down, and to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.”- You got to root out, throw down, build, and plant. God says he doesn’t raise us up to just be passive, get a check and go home. God says we have to make a difference when he puts us into places of elevation.
  2. The whole process- Before God put us into our mother’s womb, he knew us. Whenyour mother met your father, God said there was an intent. He already knew what we were going to be.
  3. We all have this in common –Bishop challenges us by saying he would give a hundred dollars to anyone reading this, who was not born of a mother. The point is this; everyone reading this was born into this world through a Mother. Even Jesus had to come down through a Mother (Mary). Before we were born, something was spoken over our life. We didn’t know it, because we didn’t have a conscious awareness. When we were formed in our Mother’s belly, it was the beginning process of our purpose.
  4. We got to get here- It took pain to get us here. Jesus said when he got here, he was wrapped up in flesh. Flesh is carnal or that which is not of the spirit. Flesh is corruptible. Flesh will always war and oppose what its intent was. Flesh always says, “What we going to do?” The reason is because flesh wants to do its own thing. Here we are in flesh, so now we are in pursuit. We want to know why we are here. We got to figure out what the intent was. We can’t leave here, without knowing why we are here.
  5. While we are on this side, we don’t have time to play with our purpose- James 4:14-15 says 14whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15Instead ye ought to say, “If the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that.” -You don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. It is a vapor. It appears for a little time, but then it vanishes away. You ought to instead say, “If we live, we are going to do (fill in the blank)!
  6. Here we are trying to figure out our purpose, but our life is like a vapor, so we don’t have time to be shucking and jiving. We don’t have time to be aimlessly grabbing at stuff, wondering about it, or being led by people down these paths that have nothing to do with our purpose or destiny. Life is too short. The last thing we want to do is wake up 10 yrs later and be remorseful and biter about the times we lost. We recognize that if we had only listened to God about what we should have majored in or what we should have done with our life, we probably would be in a much greater place
  7. You can really have a full and rewarding life. Most of us don’t recognize what God wants us to have.

Ask yourself:

  1. Are you happy with your life?
  2. Are you really fulfilling your life long ambitions right now? Purpose is a revolt against mediocrity. Purpose doesn’t tolerate mediocrity. We promote you, because of what God is placed in your life is so awesome. It doesn’t even line up with mediocrity and triflingness. You tolerate mediocrity and trifleness when you don’t know your purpose, because you just feel like this is where you belong. If a person doesn’t understand a purpose for a thing, they will abuse a thing. That’s why some have handled you the way they did. They didn’t understand who you were. They understand the purpose for which Christ came. If you don’ understand your purpose or why you are here, you will use the time that God gave you, shucking and jiving.
  3. Psalm 16:11 says11Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. -We here this scripture all the time as it relates to worship. – There was an intent. We were born in flesh meaning we are born into sin. As a little child, it is expected of me not to know my purpose. Example: As a child, we might have said, “I want to drive an ice cream truck or a fire engine when I grow up (for a living)”The point is, we have no way of comprehending our purpose as a child. All I know is what I want to do. When I grow up and I mature., if I have a God conscious in me, I grow up and mature (or have atleast some church in me) and I am kind of moving to a place where I will eventually run into my purpose. Then here comes the devil, because the devil wants to derail us. Even though I have grown up in church, I have this season where I stray away. Don’t act like you haven’t been there before? As a result, you get pulled away from the things of God and as a result you go out there and kick it, but because you have some God in you and you had a praying mother or grandmother, it pulled you back in. Aren’t you glad that God left the 99 in search of the one and gave you another chance?
  4. Now we are adults. Our level of comprehension is a little different. You have been exposed to life. Now you submit yourself to a Pastor that can speak God’s word into your life properly with application and relevancy. Now you begin to understand the word of God for the first time, like never before. The more word you get, the more it pushes your flesh down and tells your flesh to come under submission. It tells the flesh to die. When God tells us to go one way and the flesh tells us to go another way, if we are under a word, we can resist. What we stand under is what we understand. If we are under a real word, when our flesh tries to revolt and take us another way, even though we might go, we won’t feel right. We realize we have to try and find our way back.
  5. The word will show us our purpose. His word is a light unto our feet and a light unto our pathway.
  6. His word will show us the path of life. We are not trying to just exist. We are trying to live. Lots of people wake up dreaming, eating, and sleeping, but this means we only exist. If you don’t tap into why you are here, you are just existing. John 10:10 says that the devil came to destroy, but he came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. God wants us to have an abundant life. Every time we wake up, we feel like we are walking in purpose.
  7. We don’t go to a job, we go to purpose. We recognize that everything we are connected to is tied to why we are here. We are in tune to God’s intent for our life. We don’t need an attachment or additives to have a fulfilled life. We are high on life. If you are not filled on life, then you need this other stuff to help you live life. If you in purpose, you are full on life. You don’t need any alcohol or marihuana to fulfill you. You don’t need to get drunk and tore down and you don’t have to lower your standards by going out with that will do. You can be cool by yourself, because you are full on life itself.

What do we need?

  1. We need a sense of purpose and destiny.  Proverbs 29:18 says 8Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.-
  2. Vision only comes to people who make investments in purpose. God does not trust vision to people who don’t prepare. God is not going to let your vision manifest until you show some interest in preparing. This means to get sharp in the skill that God has called you to do.
  3. You want to perfect your craft. God wants you to make some investments in this. This is where vision comes in. The revelation comes when we start making investments. Ex-When God called Bishop to preach, he was going to be a lawyer. He didn’t want to, but his yes was greater than his no. Bishop came to Nashville to Divinity School at Vanderbilt. While he was here and he had a Damascus Road experience. He was blinded in the spirit and as a result his eyes were open and he started seeing stuff. Driving along, Bishop would see condos in places where others saw cow pastures. Nobody was seeing what bishop was seeing, so he thought he was going crazy. God said, “Son you are not crazy, that’s vision. God didn’t’ show this when he first called him, because he can’t trust people he calls to vision, because they haven’t made and investment yet. They will mistreat it, because they don’t’ understand how precious vision is.
  4. Whenever God shows you something, you will not be able to afford it. If you can afford what you see, it is not vision. Instead it is just a good idea. Vision will always be bigger than your budget. It will always be bigger than your bank account. If you keep your vision under Devine Supervision, you will always have provision. If God called you to it, make an investment and see how far it will go.
  5. 2 Timothy 1:9 says 9who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but in accordance with His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began, – We were saved for a purpose. We were not just saved to go to heaven. We were saved to manifest something in the earth realm. There is something in the earth realm that we are supposed to do.

How to manifest your purpose

  1. Believe God has a plan for your life. When you understand that God has a plan for your life, you will stop being frustrated about people not having a plan for you. When you don’t fit others schemes of things, it must mean that God has something much bigger for you to do. Jeremiah 20:11 says11But the LORD is with me as a mighty, fearsome one; therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail. They shall be greatly ashamed, for they shall not prosper; their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
  2. God made you unique for a purpose. God has a sense of humor. He made you just the way you are. There is no one on the planet like you. This planet can’t handle but one of you. Psalm 139:14 says 14I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well. – God takes your personality and intertwines it with your purpose. He uses your own personality. Ex-Bishop Walker was a 3rd grade terror. He would never sit down. He was involved in every sport and played every instrument and he slept very little. He was a people person too. Now God has put him with a church where he has to run all around the city. God took his personality to help him Pastor a church such as this where all of those things in him as a kid could be used.
  3. Look at your passions. Think about the things you have a passion for. What keeps you up at night? What motivates you. Psalm 37:4 says Delight thyself also in the LORD, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
  4. Look at your gifts and abilities. What has God equipped you to do? It is going to have little to be with your ability and more to do with your availability.
  5. Look at your history or background. All of the things good and bad have played a role into what you have evolved into.
  6. Ask what heart you have towards a particular group of things. What burdens you? Something you want to do real bad.
  7. Is there something you always wanted to do, but didn’t have time to do it.
  8. Find out if somebody else is doing it and then go and check them out. Collaborate. If a man’s catching fish down steam, find out what he is using. Some people are unsuccessful, because they don’t ask the advice of people that have done it. Find out who does it and does it well.
  9. Make sure your motivation is to glorify God and help other and God will bless 1 Corinthians 10:31 says31Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.- To be famous is not the right motivation. To serve and give God the glory is the right motivation. That intent God had for you was never about yourself glory. It was about serving mankind and God getting glory in the process.
  10. There are people that are incredibly busy, but empty. They are working every day, but empty. Ecclesiastes 2:10-11says10And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced in all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor. 11Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. – We can say we did this or that, but we are still empty. We equate success with tangible items. There is a difference between being successful and significant. Significant is making an impact and leaving a foot print on the world. Are you just busy and never manifesting anything?
  11. Motion- Just because you got activity, doesn’t mean you are moving anywhere.
  12. When you lose sight of Gods purpose, your life can become worthless. You don’t want to live like that.

Learn the powe r of fingign contentment.

Contentment deals with this:

As we mature we ask:

Are we really happy with us.? Phel 4.11-14- pauls says that he is cool with this place of purspoe. He is not under pressure to compet with people who has different anoting than him. We live ie such a competeive world, everybody is tyrign to be somedy god never told us to be.

We have to be content. Bishop cant be TD Jakes. He cant be Joel olsteen. You got to be cool in your own skin. If you compare to others, you end up with purpose self esteemporblems. Why doesn’t mine show he suces as theres. We have to be fine where we are. Do what god called you to do and be content where you are.

1         tim 6 – godliness with great content is great gain…-be content with the basics. We get to pint where we stat coveting. Ex-wealthy man , owned large farm, told about amazing dimaon s around world., he sold his worldy passions. End up dispointed. The man who bourght his farm, there was darmon right the in his back yar. He rean across the world trying to ge what was in his back yard. Wordk wyou got. Heb 13let your conduct be without convetousness… – stop fearing what man can do with you. This makes us miss purospse. You don’t’ know that hell somebody might be going through in a situation athat you think is success.

The key to significance is humility. Jame s 4.10-humble in sight of god… – humble yourself. You want to be blessed, stop walking around like you are god gif to the world. Two things god has to deal with in the making of a millionaraire.it is the man he is going to gain and man he is going to loose. Some of us are arrogant broke. Some of us don’t speak to no one broke.

Evaluae your priorites. Prov 23.4-5-priories. Do not work so much. Purpose makes a demand on everything in my life and says I have to get in order. When not in purpose, everything is out of order. We ry to convice ourself that we try ing to get caught up, but as a result, our family don’t know us, our children never see us, we are never home, never at baby’s reciteful, never tucking kids in, but we working. Purpse says everything that god is doing inmy life will push eveyrhtinginto proper alignments.

We never sacrifice our family on the altar of purpse . In prov 21.5-… this is why you cant neglect yoru family, if you loose eeryhign, your friends want be around. The only thing you will have around is family. Purpose has plans and plans lead to plenty. You have no idea how much we pray every person in  this ministyr has enough to pay bills and be in surpliuse each month. Have money to invet in furue.

You got to plan strategicllay. Plans lead to this. You shouldneve rmove to hastely. Our purpose says, we got to plan. We got to have a strategy. God wants us to do all of this, so par of that plan or strategy, any one that come into our life, must understand this plan. If you only want to do this and god want us to do this, then we will all have a problem. How can we walk ogeher if we don’t agree. One way we know god wants you to be in our life is that you a par of this plan.

Don’t let your purpose caus e you to mess up your marragie. Your purpose is to go to school. This is not correct.  In prov 21.5-… this is why you cant neglect yoru family, if you loose eeryhign, your friends want be around. The only thing you will have around is family. Purpose has plans and plans lead to plenty. You have no idea how much we pray every person in  this ministyr has enough to pay bills and be in surpliuse each month. Have money to invet in furue.

You got to plan strategicllay. Plans lead to this. You shouldneve rmove to hastely. Our purpose says, we got to plan. We got to have a strategy. God wants us to do all of this, so par of that plan or strategy, any one that come into our life, must understand this plan. If you only want to do this and god want us to do this, then we will all have a problem. How can we walk ogeher if we don’t agree. One way we know god wants you to be in our life is that you a par of this plan.

Don’t let your purpose caus e you to mess up your marragie. Your purpose is to go to school. This is not correct. Ou don’t put career on hold for somebody when you don’t have a ring. Have to have a plan.

How doe this person integreat with my family. I have to integreat our family in purpose so they don’t resent. We are supposed to have a plan around that. His is why the bible says seek you first. Kingdom of god is god way of doing things. We are not living purpose out, becuas you thingk this is what w eaought to be. We want to do it gods way.

There was an inent. I didn’t know it, because we weren’t here. God bought our mom and dad together, because here was inent. The circumstances of our birth was no accident. It was preordiained that we got here. No matter which parent is not in our life, they did their job of getting us here. We came through our mother, got in flesh and became a abby. HAD NO idea about our purpose. Wanted ot be all these thigns, but somebody kept speaking to us saying we wer awesome and smart. Thank god somebody spoke into our life. The alternative could have sent us doenw the road of devesatsion. We grevw and ineveiatbly we strayed away. Gods grace pulled us back in. we got into ministry and someobody spoke a word to us that got us on the right path. The devil tried to kil us, but wawsn’t able to. Now here we are in pruspose and now we experience unusal attacks. It is simply the devil trying to convince us we ar not where god want sus to be. We have to be steadfeast and unmovable, always bounding in the work of the lord. You r labor is not in vein. Evry attack you go through now, rememb rom 8.28 – … all things…tell your neighbor it will all work out if you just stay where god wants you to be.

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About growintheword

I consider myself a Christian with an envangelistic calling. I like music, art, and computers. I belive that God gives us our gifts so that they may be used for his glory. It is my desire that everyone in the world comes to know God and have a personal relationship with him by means of music, evangelistic ministry, and by understanding the word of God.
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