Episode #30 Am I Going to Fail? – Know Who You’re Listening To

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Welcome! We're in our Know Who You're Listening To Series and today's topic is Am I Going to Fail?


Luke 6:46-49

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God, I want to talk with you about this house we're building together. What do you want to tell me about it and how can I walk that out?

Here's the episode transcript

In my experience, those of us who are dreamers and doers are often attacked by the enemy in ways where he's trying to slow us down or to make us stop moving. I want to talk with you about that today because one of the ways that the enemy often tries to mess with us is by giving us fear and doubt surrounding the opposition that we will face, and this concern that it's going to overtake us, that it's going to be too big of a goal, too lofty to attain and we'll get destroyed in the process. Or even that the enemy himself is going to find a way to thwart the things that God wants to accomplish.

I want to start today by reading us a passage from Luke six, and the title in my Bible says, "Build Your House on the Rock." I'll be reading Luke 6:46-49:

"Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he [or she] is like. He is like a man building a house who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man [or woman] who built a house on the ground without a found. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house is great."

One of the ways that I've seen the enemy try to mess with us is to tell us that it doesn't matter what happens, the ruin of this house is going to be great. He tries to discredit the resourcing that we're building with. He tries to discredit who we are as builders, and I want to encourage you in this vein today because Scripture is really clear what to do to build a house on the foundation that's needed to be able to withstand the stream or a storm that would arise.

It says, everyone who comes to me, and hears my words and does them, they are like the one who builds a house. Who digs deep and lays the foundation on rock, and the house won't be shaken because it's been well built. So those are the things that we're putting into practice all the time.

And that's really the focus of this podcast here, to help us build this habit of coming to God, hearing his words, and doing them.

And so, our episode is really simple today. We're setting aside this moment to ask God to help us inspect our house, to inspect the foundation.

As we steward these dreams, we want to know from the Lord if we're drawing near to him, if we're hearing what he would say and if we're walking it out.

Sometimes I can draw near to God, but not really want to hear what he would have to say about my dream. Because I want what I would want for my dream. Sometimes I want to hear what God would say, but not really draw near to him.

I'd rather that he just follow me along as I execute the priorities that I have for the day. Or sometimes I want to be near to God and hear what he would say, but not really walk it out. Or not have those follow-up conversations with him. I talk with you guys pretty often about how easy it is for me to run ahead, and what I mean by that is that God will give me this glimpse of this house that he's building, that I get to come alongside as, as a, a worker on his team, as an apprentice and then I will take that little snippet of the blueprints and I will run off and make my own plans and form my own strategy and figure things out when instead what he's inviting me to is what's described here in Luke six that I can come alongside and draw near to him. That every step along the way I can hear what he would say and that I get to walk it out.

You don't have to worry about the enemy overtaking you or about the house that you're building falling apart if it's built with the Lord, if it's built on that foundation. Approach that image of this house with the Lord and ask him,

God, I want to talk with you about this house we're building together. What do you want to tell me about it and how can I walk that out?

Have a good talk.

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