Summary: In your vast experience, if you are still stagnated, it is time to evaluate.
- Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven is for the chosen.
Experience through Works.
•What is your experience:
•How far has your experience brought you?
•In your vast experience, if you are still stagnated, it is time to evaluate.
◦Maybe this is not what God wants you to be doing?
◦Maybe you are not doing enough?
◦Maybe you need to find a different job?
◦Maybe this is not the place?
◦Maybe we do not have that 'area' of ministry within us?
•It is Unique
•It is Personal
•It is very hard to argue with ones experience.
◦The Paradigm Shift.
◾The Picture.- Steven Covey's Book with the Picture of the woman (Old or Young)
•It is first of all your perception.
•What is the Map you are holding. ◦It is of no value unless it is the map for the right place.
◦You let the wrong map influence you, and before you know, everything else is different to you.
◦So, it is your past rather than your present behaviour or attitude that effects your decision.
◦Where you stand depends on where you sit.
◦We see the world as we are. ◾We don't like what we see in others, because we see it first in us.
◾A persons interpretation of his sitiation is from their prior experience.
WISDOM CALLS - Proverbs 9:1-11
FOLLY CALLS - Proverbs 9:12-18
Accountability - Colossians 3:17 - Right Attitude
•Did Abraham need Lot?
◦I have realised that Abraham doesn't really need Lot
•Why did Lot cling to Abraham?
◦I have also realised that Lot clings to Abraham to gain blessings.
◦Ruth clinged to give; Lot clinged to get.
•The Greener Choice ◦I have realised that in ministry, Lot usually wants the greener side. ◾You know why? He is lazy to water and create a greener side.
◾Destruction and shame of him and his family dwells there.
◾Money is Green.
◾Green is growth.
•How far are you willing to go for your survival?
◦I have realised that in ministry, Lot usually wants to run to the city nearby, and not to the mountain top.
◾He likes to linger.
◾His wife hates to leave behind anything.
◾She is salt, but a useless pillar of salt.