Summary: For most of us our natural bent is disorganisation, not organisation. But organisation sets us free & helps us create more time for the things that really matter.
Intro: *** I had a thought for a great website business for people who are struggling to get enough hours in their day. The website? Getorganised.com! The thought came to me …… I wonder if someone has already done it??? Sure enough after punching it into the address bar it came up – getorganised.com.au
A company that helps people organise their businesses, large organisations, corporations, they even offered help for people to get organised in their own homes …… that might be more in demand than we think!
But here’s the truth of the matter ….. getorganised.com has been around long b/4 the internet b/ca a global sensation for businesses.
As a matter of fact the organisational ideals of getorganised.com can be found in the early pages of Scripture & the CEO of this company is none other than God Himself!!!
What we want to see in this message is that organisation is not man’s plan – its God’s plan!
And that’s b/c organisation doesn’t bind us up it actually sets us free!!!
*** When I came to Bunbury to pastor the church there were boxes of documents that needed to be filed or archived. I came across some old gold sheets of the Kalgoorlie church that I had sent to Ps Walsh in Bunbury many years b/4.
On one of those gold sheets had what appeared to be notes of a phone conversation that he had w/ the pastor of Beechboro about my struggles in Kalgoorlie at the time. The note said “I think a lot of his problems boil down to a lack of organisation.”
I want to go on record today as saying that I am not naturally organised, I have to work at it but w/ God’s help things have changed!!!
So on that note we want to think about how each & every one of us can put into place our very own getorganised.com system in our own daily living & be free.
I want to preach a message I have called ‘Getorganised.com’.
Text: Genesis 41:25-41 ( NKJV ) 25Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do: 26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one. 27And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine.
28This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.
29Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; 30but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land. 31So the plenty will not be known in the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe. 32And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. 33“Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years. 35And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine.” 37So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 38And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” 39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
# 1. Living behind the eight ball.
A. There’s nothing worse than living life behind the eight ball!
a. Those of us who play pool / eight ball will u/s the phrase.
i. The eight ball is the one ball on the table that determines the game – the aim is to sink it last but the problem is that you sometimes can’t play the game b/c you’re behind the eight ball!