Joel Osteen sermon God Lifted Me Out Of a Pit And He Set My Feet Upon A Rock: I want to talk to you today about being ready to rise. We all face things in life that try to push us down, it’s easy to lose our passion and think that’s the way it’s always going to be but God didn’t create you to be overcome, he created you as an overcomer he has put something in your spirit called bounce back.
Bounce back means when you get knocked down, you don’t stay down, there’s a force breathing in your direction making things happen that you couldn’t make happen, giving you strength that you didn’t have, it causes you to rise up because you have bounced back.
Difficulty cannot defeat you, it may hold you back temporarily but it’s just a matter of time before you rise back up. Thoughts will tell you you’ll never get well, that you struggle with addiction, don’t believe those lies you may be down but that’s not your final destination.
God is saying get ready to rise, get ready for favour, get ready for breakthroughs, get ready for healing, what was meant for your harm, God is turning to your advantage.
Micah said, rejoice not over me my enemies when I fall, for I shall arise, he wasn’t complaining about the trouble he wasn’t discouraged over being knocked down, he understood this principle that there was bounce back in his spirit. In the middle of the difficulty he was speaking victory.
If you’re going to come out of that challenge, you have to do like Micah did, this problem didn’t come to stay it came to pass, God being for you is more than the world being against you, I shall arise. when you say that, forces of darkness tremble, when you declare “I shall arise” angels go to work.
If you talk defeat you’re going to have defeat, we must be positive in all situations, we must say God I know my later days will be better than my former days. God hasn’t brought you this far to leave you; he won’t let you get in a problem that he can’t get you out of. That person that walked out on you, did not stop your destiny quit giving them that much power thinking that they ruined your life God has somebody better coming.
David said God lifted me out of a pit and he set my feet upon a rock you may be in the pit so to speak and you don’t see how you could get out. The good news is you don’t have to get out by yourself. The most high God is about to lift you out he’s about to free you from that addiction, he’s about to turn the medical report around, he’s about to open new doors, bring new opportunities and new relationships that pit is not your destiny get ready to rise.
Paul said the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you, the forces of darkness did their best to stop Jesus but they couldn’t keep him from rising that tells us that nothing, no pandemic, no sickness, no addiction the enemy may have done his best but his best will never be enough.
Psalm 92 says the righteous will flee and God chose a palm and not oaks or pines if he knew we would go through storms he knew things would try to push us down and keep us from our destiny so he has put in us bounce back in your spirit.
Pastor Joel Osteen wants us to know that we may go through difficulties, losses and disappointments, but at some point, the Winds will stop and the storms will pass and like a palm tree we will come right back up.