Summary: So many people lose their fire for God ! we need to look over our lifes and find the place where we stoped trusting in Him, the place where we stopped walking with Him
Where did you lose it
And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.
2 Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there,
And let us make there a place where we may dwell.”
So he answered, “Go.”
3 Then one said, “Please consent to go with your servants.”And he answered, “I will go.”
4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
5 But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water;
and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was borrowed.”
6 So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?”
And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float.
7 Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it.
I can’t speak for everyone, so I’ll just speak for myself when I say this:
I don’t want to waste any more time.
I feel that our time here on earth is running out;
And I want to know how to be as effective as possible.
If there’s more power I want it.
If there’s a better way I want to find it.
If there’s something missing I want to add it.
If I’m doing it wrong, I want to get it right.
I don’t mean to sound harsh, but I just feel a sense of urgency
I feel like everyday we are missing people
I feel like everyday we sitting and watching people go to hell
I don’t know about you but I want to do everything
I can to save everyone I can
In our text: We find a school of prophets being led by the Prophet Elisha.
And they feel that they have outgrown their present facilities.
They were feeling
They felt it was time for expansion.
In other words: They out gr?ew their environment.
You see It’s perfectly normal that in the process, of growth
That you out gr?ow somethings.
I don’t wear the same size shoes I did when I was 5 years old.
I don’t read the same material I read when I was 5 or 10 years old.
I don’t think like I did when I was 5 years old.
I out gr?ew something?’s.
You see in the process of growing into somethin?gs.
Sometimes we have to outgrow somethings.
You see God grows things differently the?n we do
When God grows you that means you lose some things
When God starts growing you then you lose
That bad attitude
You lose bad habits
You lose addictions
You lose bad friends
You lose that filthy mouth
Then God takes you to a new level
Thats? when God grows you
But sadly this morning some of you are stuck in an environment that is too small for you because you refuse to change.
You refuse to let go of what you are familiar with
You refuse to let go of what you are comfortable with
Even though it’s causing you grief and pain.
Some of you in here today need to reevaluate your friendship circle.
Because God is trying to take you somewhere bigger
But lukewarm people you have been keeping around you are holding you back.
I found out along? time ago most of my so calle?d friends couldn’t handle where I was going
So I made up my mind that if you can’t handle where I’m going I have to cut you loose.
I love you but I can’t let you hold me back.
You see Abraham knew when he was headed up the mountain with Isaac,
That every bo?dy couldn’t handle what he was getting ready to do,
So he left the young men at the bottom of the mountain with The donkey and gear
And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the donkey; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
It doesn’t make you any better than anybody else.
It just means you are more determined to fulfill your destiny.
Some of you this morning need to cut some people out of your life
So God can move you to the next level
In the scripture?? we read It said in verse 2
Every man took a beam
This means each man must carry his share of the load.
It means that each person must be personally involved and committed to the work,
And each person must make a personal investment.
I could stop right there and preach till I ran a lot of you off