Managing What God Gave You | Pastor Steven Furtick


the more of a privilege you see
something to be the more of a responsibility you feel toward it
so complaining isn’t always a sign that you don’t care you’re not grateful you
need to have an attitude of gratitude gratitude is not an attitude gratitude
is an action and then the action of being grateful leads to a feeling of
gratitude but God would not command you to be grateful if gratitude was a
feeling because you can’t command a feeling doesn’t work that way God
instead instructs you to praise Him one psalmist said it this way he said this
is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it this is the
day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it oh this is the
day this is the day that the Lord has made hey this is the day this is the day
that the Lord has made now who made it who made it now I will rejoice I will
rejoice and be glad in it so God made it but I get to manage it touch somebody
say it’s mine to manage and what I do with this day is up to me so when I when
I gave my oldest kid his phone I said I wrapped it it was his birthday and I
wrapped it and I said this phone has data and this phone is is yours not
really for your birthday I am giving you my
phone to use which means that this phone the contents thereof and the
communications that shall be initiated thereby are under my jurisdiction one good parent clapped when I said that and I dare you to put a passcode on that
phone that I don’t know I dare you to put a passcode on that phone you change
your passcode and I will change your destiny but it was a principle in the modern age
of stewardship that is it’s really the same principle you know that God has
been trying to teach us all along that it’s his to give and it’s ours to manage
and the moment you begin to understand that about your life your your money y’all don’t like this sermon already
this is the motivational part takes takes some of the pressure off to
realize that it’s His to give it’s mine to manage say that loud it’s His to give
mine to manage so I didn’t make the day but I will rejoice in it so He gave me
the day and now it’s mine to manage that’s a really powerful distinction to
know that there are certain things that God has given you under your
jurisdiction one of those things is your joy I will rejoice and be glad in it and
so this is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it
regardless of if the traffic is congested I don’t manage the traffic but
I am I am hahaha I like it this way my joy is my job no matter what happens
when I get to my job no one can steal my joy because my joy is not under anybody
elses jurisdiction see what I’m saying it’s mine to manage and one time I made
the mistake of saying that somebody stole my joy and the Spirit of the Lord
really corrected me on that like they stole your joy there your joy is not
their job and if they stole it you should have done a better job locking the door
so they couldn’t get to it you need a better security system if
someone else can steal your joy then you’ve got your joy hiding out there in
the open where anybody can see it and snatch it and so this principle emerges
in the book of Joshua can I tell you a little bit about this historic incident
I’m so thankful for the gift of your attention today I find it a great
privilege that you would lean in to the Word of God and allow these words to be
spoken I think it’s amazing I want to make it worth your while I want to tell
you a bit about this passage of Scripture it’s really amazing what God
is doing for His people here because the nation of Israel is under new management
under new management and this this this promise that God began making
generations ago is now about to come to pass this this land that they’re going
to possess is is going to become theirs but it’s really God’s but it’s there
it’s theirs to possess but it’s God’s to give so it’s God’s and it’s theirs
and Joshua is the person God is using to bring it to pass now Moses was the
leader that brought the people out of Egypt where they spent several centuries
enslaved to the systems of that nation and now they’re no longer just wandering
around in the wilderness like they did under Moses for over 40 years but
they’re coming into their own land they’re coming into their own spacious
place they’re coming into their own homes and they’re coming into their
their own community that God has been in the process of forming it’s gonna
require a different mindset because up until this point in their life they have
existed on the miracles that God provided like God gave them manna when
they were in the wilderness because they didn’t have quail like they had in Egypt
that their masters would give them to feed them but now they’re coming into
their own and the manna that used to fall from the sky it was miraculous how
it came down they would just walk out their front door and there would be
Amazon Prime on the doorstep that the the drone would drop it off and they
would have enough for the day but the thing that’s about to happen to them
in just a moment is that they’re gonna cross over into this land where the
manna is going to stop coming and they are going to have to learn to manage in
a different way so they’re going to have to mature in their mindset and I guess
one way that you could say this they are they’re having to learn how to manage
their miracle and this is something you don’t hear taught enough in settings
like these because we often tell you to expect a miracle and to believe for a
miracle and to receive for a miracle but how many know that you are responsible
to manage your miracles I’ll prove it to you from the text because you’re acting
kind of suspicious and I don’t blame you it sounds weird because a miracle is
something that God does it’s something that God gives but the the cooperation
between heaven and humanity has always been this it’s God’s to give but it’s
mine to manage it’s my Father’s to give but it’s mine to manage and so God is
bringing his people through the the Jordan River how many of you have
something God has brought you through this year did God bring you through it
I’m gonna give you 12 seconds to praise him for something that he brought you
through we all have a Jordan that we came
through and the interesting thing about the Jordan River is it’s mentioned a lot
in Scripture but not because it’s a big body of water it’s only like 15 yards
wide at its widest points and it’s not the deepest body of water that’s not
what makes it significant what it symbolizes gives it its biblical
significance in that the people of God saw the Jordan River as representing
transitions and new beginnings you’ve seen a lot in the prophetic record like
Elisha got Elijah’s mantle in the Old Testament and he crossed the Jordan
River it’s not a big river but it’s symbolic it’s significant not because of
it’s size not because of it’s scope physically and even not because of its
geographical implications but because of what God did there now they’re standing
at this place this body of water and God does something amazing who doesn’t in a
very particular way he tells the priest to stand in the middle of the Jordan
with the Ark of the Covenant that’s where they kept the Ten Commandments it
represented the presence of God and when the priest put their foot in the water
the water stopped flowing to provide passageway for the people to cross
through God did not carry His people across the Jordan He enabled His people
to cross over this is how a lot of us live our lives
waiting for God to carry us over something when He is waiting for us to
cross you see me Def Leppard it is true my kids one time when they were real
little we were in a public restroom and they were washing their hands and they
had their hands out like this and nothing was happening because I realized
they were used to the faucet being automatic and it wasn’t an automatic
faucet and I watched and I stood back to see how long they would stand there with
their hands under the faucet waiting for something to happen without turning the
faucet on and finally in compassion I told I told my oldest child I said this
is not an automatic faucet I know that you’re used to the water just coming on
like this see when you’ve had manna falling out of the sky for so many years
you’re used to just something falling down out of the just because you put
your hand there but it is going to require an action it’s gonna require so the water didn’t
stop flow until the people start walking and when they start walking the water
stopped flowing and people pass through and the priest stood in the middle of
the Jordan which must have taken faith for them to stand in the middle of the
Jordan not knowing if it was gonna continue to pile up in a heap or if it
was gonna flood over them but the leaders had the faith to stand in the
middle of the Jordan isn’t that significant that it said it was in the middle of the
Jordan isn’t that the hardest thing in life to do is to manage the middle because I
understand that God has made me promises and that He knows the end from the
beginning but I don’t I don’t know the end from the beginning I know the plans
I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans
to give you hope and a future well I’m glad that God knows the plans He had for
me but I don’t know the plans He has for me and so the challenge isn’t believing
that He knows how this is going to end my challenge is standing in the middle
and believing that what He spoke is indeed significant hey thank you for
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83 thoughts on “Managing What God Gave You | Pastor Steven Furtick”

  1. KJV 1 Corinthians 10
    5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
    6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
    7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
    8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
    9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
    10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
    11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
    12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

  2. Glory to God Amen n Amen.. Pastor you sound good singing lol this is the day the Lord as made I'll rejoice n be glad in it… I'll managed it In Jesus name Amen…β€πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΎπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  3. Another great video message from Steven Furtick! Keep doing your thing brother! Many blessings πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼

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  4. I needed to hear this. Thank you Father God for knowing what I need and providing it exactly when I need it. It is Yours to give and it's mine to manage. Powerful words.

  5. ALL PARENTS: Your children belong to God, He gave them to you to raise and for you to manage/guide/be a good steward over. β€œGod’s to give, yours to manage.” Regardless of what’s going on, God loves your kids more than you do bcs He created them! Trust His word concerning them, β€œraise them in the way the should go and when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”

  6. Praise our lord jesus christ this is the day the lord has made we will rejoice forever thank you lord for blessings that I cannot seeπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. Amen indeed

  7. Love waking up to notifications that there is a new sermon to watch πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ. Starts my day off right every morning

  8. Wow! Thank you Holy Spirit for answering those thoughts I had at 4:30 am this morning through your faithful servant pastor Steven, thank you Jesus πŸ™ŒπŸ™.

  9. This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Psalms 118:24 NKJV

    Every time I heard this scripture in church for many years I would cringe. I could not rejoice because my daughter had died. I eventually began to speak it in faith again. Even if I don't feel, I will speak every morning

  10. Mejo love you and your church God wakes me up at the same time every morning just to be blessed by your preaching thank you

  11. AMEN! HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU YESHUA! THANK YOU PASTOR STEVEN FURTICK FOR SHARING THIS VERY FIERCE HOLY SPIRIT FILLED MESSAGE! WOW! I WAS MOST DEFINITELY NEEDING TO HEAR THIS TODAY! PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS SENT YOUR WAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

  12. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½HALLELUJAH πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½REJOICE

  13. HALLELUJAH, This is the day that the lord has made and I'll be glad and REJOICE in it in Jesus mighty name Amen!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  14. Hallelujah glory to God this is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it thank you Jesus for your grace and mercy Lord thank you pastor Steven for this word today hallelujah shalom

  15. This is the day , this is the day that the lord has made i will rejoice n be glad in it… Lord i wanna thank u for this day that u hv made lead me guide me n protect me…. thank u jesus..πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™…… tunning in from jamaica

  16. I needed this message right here, right on time! Amen! Thank you Steven Furtick for allowing god to speak through you…

  17. Managing the middle! From the middle of the Jordan River! The Arc of the Covenant is in the middle of the Jordan River. This is significant! Thankful for your faithfulness my friend to preach this word from the middle of the Jordan River!

  18. The endingπŸ™ŒπŸ˜₯β€πŸ™ My challenge is standing in the middle and believing what he spoke to me is indeed significant

  19. I always rejoice even at my worst moments..I believe God has a purpose of whatever happens in my life😭😭😘

  20. God blessed me with two jobs wich will make me have millions to buy an own house in 10years maybe. But yes it sucks sometimes to enjoy everyday but keeping an eye,on the prizee. Thank you LordπŸ˜‡Im gonna make you proud.

  21. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ the way he burst out in sing!!!! Ahhh Lord I thank you for Him!!!!! God made it It's mine to manage..choice!!!!!! Hallelujah

  22. You are simply amazing….
    Gifted and a mirical…music to my soul your words… Thank You β˜πŸ˜‡πŸ‘£πŸ’–πŸ’‹

  23. Thank you god for everything you do for me god I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will do now and every day after it’s been a heartbreaking season knowing I’m gonna come out of it and I know everything great in life comes for you and all glory goes to you god always and forever

  24. Is it me or did he not prove his point from the Bible when he was talking about β€œmanaging our miracles”. 7:10 ish on the time.

  25. Thank you Jesus ! Enjoy to plug in on the service that is on my YouTube . I also share with husband while he's at work. A communication peace when he gets home . I'm subscribed , liked & bell πŸ‘πŸŽ―β€πŸŽ§

  26. You are responsible for managing the miracles God gives you.
    Amen.
    Give me wisdom to better manage what you have given to me.

  27. God already know hows this story ends. I need to only to stadnd in the middle and believe that what he spoke will come to pass.

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