Summary: 5 obstacles that keep us from having the vision of God.

Psalm 118:21-24

2 Kinds of people

First – Single minded— LIKE ME

I can do one thing really good

Give me 2 things 1 will be done pretty good

Give me 3 things— NONE OF IT WILL GET DONE

I lose vision– When I have too much

Second- Multipled Minded “Multi Taskers”

Not happy unless soing 10 things at 1 time

All multi taskers are – People who haven’t come to grips with being single minded

Lady Driving... Make-Up, Cell Phone, Slapping kid back seat, Swerving all over road

She’s Late, She’s not focused, Not considerate, Not SMART


She loses vision from being overwhelmed

Neither is Healthy... We’re too easily distracted... TAKE OUR EYES OFF PRIZE

5 obstacles keeping us from having the vision of God

1. All we can see is the Here and Now

Today is today, Whne tomm here – Today will be yesterday

We have to learn to see farther than today

Go on a Trip... You don’t walk out sit in the car... AWESOME

You have a destination.. Finish Line

If you don’t have a destination

1. You’ll never go anywhere

2. You’ll just wander around

You don’t wander.. Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good (righteous) man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Churches– Hate change... worship dress, caps, tatoos, earrings,

They either see the past.. OR THE HERE AND NOW

2. We’re Caught up in today’s atmosphere

Don’t let the tone of today... Determine Tomorrow

Life is like the weather... Always Changing

You’re like meteoroligist... Always wrong about what’s coming

You can worry and toil.. It don’t help

Matthew 6: 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? // NO thot of tomm

God knows your heart, your desires

He wants to give a tomorrow.. Don’t get caught up todays atmosphere


3. We Have a limited perspective of our won abilities

God will never ask you to do something he doesn’t equip you FOR

I can’t do.... school

.... marriage

..... Parenting

.... Submission

God’s equipped you........ DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF

Concerning Abraham... Romans 4: 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

Hear stories .. Mom lifting cars... Where does that come from

Moses... Not me.. Not qualified, Not eloquent, Stutter

When God call you to be the deliverer. .He equips you

Be confident in yourself... Be Confident in the power of God

4. We’re Easily Diverted By Today’s Losses

You can take today’s losses— BE DONE..... BE BETTER

I’ve seen people FAIL & QUIT...... DON”T QUIT

“BUT I FAILED.” ... That’s why God made tomorrow

Remember Yesterday’s victories... Not today’s failures

1 Samuel 17: 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”—

The army said Goliath was TOO big to hit

David said, "He’s too big to miss"

5. Our total motivation is the immediate

You have to have a bigger vision than that..


Griping about Marriage, Jobs, Kids, Life

Did you do something today...... To make those better tomorrow

Immediate or Ultimate

Marriage’s fall apart... Want immediate results

Work and God will Give you Ultimate Results

Year and Half ago... Crying living room

Pent, Bapt., Staff, Workers, Family, Leaders

She looked @ me... sweet.. You’re the Pastor FIX IT

My vision was on the immediate.. Missy’s was on the ultimate

Don’t worry too much about the immediate

Concentrate on the ULTIMATE that God has for You

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