JOEL OSTEEN SERMON HOW TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD : Pastor Joel Osteen said, I found out that the depth of your past, is an indication of the height of your future, when construction workers are going to build a big skyscraper, they first have to dig down deep and lay a foundation the tour of the building.
you may have gone through or been in unfair situations, lost a loved one, a friend betrayed you, dealing with the sickness, it would be easy to settle there and get discouraged, you have to realize God is going down deep because he has something big in your future. You may be low right now but God’s getting you in position to rise higher, there are new levels in front of you, new levels of Joy, new levels of influence, new relationships, new opportunities right in your future, don’t let what you’ve been through become your identity, don’t become known as the person that lost a loved one, the person that had cancer, the person that went through a divorce, that’s not who you are that’s what you went through.
You are a child of the Most High God, created in His image, with a destiny to fulfill, your name is not sorrow, sadness, defeat, mediocrity, your name is victory, your name is joy, your name is favor, your name is hope, your name is bright future, no matter what life deals you, you got to have the attitude. I am in it to win it.
I may have been through a lot, but I’ve come too far to stop now, I’m not going to get bitter, not going to live my life negative, I’m going to keep moving forward, knowing that what’s in my future is greater than what’s in my past. Joyce didn’t get off to a good start in life, she had a lot of bitter ingredients to deal with, she could have easily let life change her name, she could be sitting around in self-pity, discouraged a chip on her shoulder, never touched all of us but instead she just kept moving forward, letting God and make her and mold her.
You know what happened God began to add new ingredients to her life. Along came a young man named Dave Meyer, she thought he was the sugar he ended up being the baking soda that helped her rise to a new level, look at Joyce today a history maker, a world changer, she was low but God was getting her prepared to go high, God is not going to let one event or one person ruin your life.
Pastor Joel Osteen wants us to know that God is not going to let a disappointment, a bad break, a lousy childhood and injustice to stop your destiny, all the forces of darkness cannot stop what God has ordained you.