Isn’t it true that most of us grew up with expectations of the way life was going to turn out? In our minds we had it all planned out.
Nobody ever grew up dreaming they would be divorced twice by age 45 or be alone and depressed at 26. Nobody ever things “I’m going to have cancer before I turn 50,” or “Ill be unemployed at age 32.”
- So what do you do with your shattered dreams?
- What do you do with your unmet expectations?
- What do you do when God doesn’t show up like you thought God was going to show up?
Today we launched our new series “Shattered Dreams” at all of our campuses. I’m super excited about this series because it speaks so directly to some of the most tender hurts that many of us are carrying.
The Birth of Control by Pete Wilson
1 Samuel 21:1-3
Don’t abandon your God-given values in the pursuit of your God-given dreams.
1 Samuel 21:8-9
Where in your life are you trying to control outcomes? Finances? Relationships?
Where are you tempted to think you know how God should think or act?
Develop a systematic way to remember God’s past faithfulness, or you’ll have a hard time trusting him with future challenges.
What do you do when your dreams aren’t coming true? What’s your habit? What do you turn to? Drugs? Food? Introversion?
Control is birthed when we assume God must think and feel as we do.
I need to get to the place where I realize that even though my will isn’t being done, it doesn’t mean God’s willing isn’t being done.
My toes start getting stepped on when we talk about control. You?