Monday, October 3, 2011

Decade Of Destiny, Week 1- What You See Is What You Get

Chazown (pronounced Khaw-ZONE)-  from the Hebrew, meaning a dream, revelation, or vision.  Are you living your own Chawzon?

"For I know the PLANS I have for you, declares the Lord, PLANS to PROSPER you and not to harm you, PLANS to GIVE you HOPE and a FUTURE." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“Where there is no vision (revelation), the people are unrestrained (run wild), But happy (joyful) is he who keeps the law.”  Proverbs 29:18 (NASB)

Key Thought-  Your Current Decisions Will Determine Your Future Destiny  (Read NUMBERS 13-14)

“Moses gave the men these instructions as he sent them out to explore the new land: ‘Go northward through the Negev into the hill country and SEE what the land is like and FIND OUT whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many. What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? Do their towns have walls or are they unprotected? How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there many trees? Enter the land boldly, and bring back samples of the crops YOU SEE.’”  Numbers 13:17-26 (NLT) 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR FUTURE WITH EYES OF FEAR?
1.   I Get STRESSED OUT.  (vs. 27-28)
2.   I Develop A SCARCITY MENTALITY.  (vs. 29)  
3.   I Live Up To My Own EXPECTATION.  (vs. 31)
4.   I Become NEGATIVE.  (vs. 32)
5.   I See Myself As INADEQUATE.  (vs. 32-33)  
6.   I Become MISERABLE.  (Num.14:1-2)

HOW DO YOU LOOK AT YOUR FUTURE WITH EYES OF FAITH?
1.  Choose Faith over FEAR.  ( Num. 13:30 & John 11:40)
2.  Choose To Invite Jesus Into EVERY Area Of Your Life.  (John 3:3)
3.  Choose To Do WHATEVER God Tells You To Do.  Num. 14:6-9 (CEV)

YOUR DECADE OF DESTINY BEGINS THIS WEEK!  IT'S TIME TO WRITE A NEW FUTURE!
“Write the vision (revelation, dream) and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who  reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)
"One of the main reasons people lose their dreams is because they fail to write them down, and one of the main reasons people fail to achieve their dreams is because they fail to visualize them."  
-Dr. Dave Martin  (12 Traits of the Greats)
Visit my this Wednesday at www.sammasteller.com for instructions & a blog message series about how to write a new future!