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Summary: Part 2 of 6 on Taking AIM (Authority, Initiative, Maintenance) in your life to make change for the better and KEEP it.

Taking AIM for a Better Life Part 2

1 Corinthians chapter 9 .......

We’re talking about "Taking AIM for a Better Life"......

We began a few weeks ago Talking about this being the Year of New Beginnings.....

and I believe it is....

In 2007....we passed through some Open Doors.....

.....and So It Is TIME FOR SOME NEW THINGS to Begin IN OUR LIVES.......

You may have known some pretty Good Things in your past....

....You may have known a degree of Victory in your life....

....You may have experienced some Peace, and Joy....and Power......

But I believe that NOTHING in your past can hold a candle to WHAT GOD WANTS to do in your life THIS YEAR......

I’m Looking, in 2008 for the full manifestation of Eph 3:20 .......

......in my life.......and in your life.....and in this church......

,....When El Shaddai God OPENS FULL for us the Windows of Heaven.....

and the EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE All we’ve ask.......

..... and What we’ve been Dreaming of concerning His Power and Glory Displayed IN THIS EARTH....takes place......

And the Abundance of the Anointing Destroys EVERY Yoke.....

....and Removes Every Burden......

And the WHOLE EARTH is Filled with the GLORY of GOD......

I Believe We’re ON OUR WAY.....don’t you?.....

....Turn and say that to your neighbor "I’m On MY way Into the GLORY"

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 .....the Apostle Paul writes.....

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Now, before I get done with this Passage of Scripture....I plan to use all of it.....

.....But we’re using verse 26 as our springboard......

....so let’s Look again to verse 26 Paul said.....I therefore so run, not as uncertainly.....

......or ....as the Amplified Translation says.....WITHOUT DEFINATE AIM....

Definate Aim means a DEFINED DESIRE....or an IDENTIFIABLE Goal or Target......

We talked about that Last Week......how that.......

You can’t run effectively toward a Finish Line IF you do not know where and what it is.

and.....Neither can you Believe God for something that is UNDEFINED

I personally believe that this relates to WHY the Words of our mouth are so effective for or against us....

because when we talk,....we try to be more CLEAR and DEFINATE for understandings sake......

So.....One thing we said is that the First Step to a Better Life is to Define your Desire......

.....or Identify your Goal or Target or Destination that you want to Reach.....

You need to know WHERE you want to go....before you can ever get there.....

You have to know WHAT you want ......before you can work toward having it......

HOWEVER....Just knowing WHAT you want IS NOT ENOUGH......

.....you can’t stop there.....

....but you have to take the Necessary Steps to GET TO IT.....

So......Paul went on to say in verse 26 ".....so fight I, not as one that beats the air."

The AMP says "..... I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

One translation said "I make Every Hit COUNT"

So, .....Not Only....does Paul have a Definate Aim....but he is also DEFINATE in his ACTIONS

To win the Prize of a Better Life....

....not only do we have to have a target...but we actually have to GO AFTER IT.....

In the rest of this Series.....I want to talk practically about HOW to do that......

......How to TAKE AIM for a Better Life....

Taking AIM is more than just Finding a Target and Pointing toward it......

....that’s PART of it......

But Webster’s Dictionary says that

......Aim is directing a thing TO (not AT but TO) a particular point or object.

And that’s what we want to do.....to direct our lives ALL THE WAY TO our particular goal.

Before we go on into what I really want to talk about......

....let me also mention this as a PREREQUISITE for GOOD AIM.....

Taking Aim often means a CHANGE of DIRECTION for the one doing the AIMING.

To win a race....you have to follow the Race Course or you’ll disqualifiy yourself

To hit a target with a gun or a rock....

......How many of you know it is best to TURN Yourself in the direction of your target.....

......and keep your Eyes on the target ....

Otherwise you’re probably going to HIT something you don’t Want to.....

If any of the Gospel works FOR YOU....it will be because you LET IT TURN YOU in the Right Direction.....

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