Steven Furtick Sermon Do You Feel Stuck?: Maybe when you feel stuck you’re building strength. That’s the only way you really build strength, it’s to get to that sticking point, to get to that point where you can’t push through.
That’s not a good God, to never let you have any weight. That’s not a good God, to never let you have any challenge, how would he grow your faith? You are just a little stuck. God is standing over your life you need you to know this. He sees where you’re stuck, that sticking point, and he says, “I’m not going to take it off of you; I’m going to give you a lift.” Have you ever had God be your spotter? I declare the God of angel armies is standing over your life, and if you feel stuck, he will do what you cannot do! He is your strength!
He knows how to get me past the point where I’m stuck. Now watch this. You may not like this. The first sticking point Moses encountered was not Pharaoh, The first sticking point Moses encountered, and maybe the greatest one, is that he tried to negotiate with God and he got stuck. He got stuck at the burning bush before he got stuck at the Red Sea.
God is like, “I chose you.” He’s already stuck tending sheep for his father-in-law, Jethro. He’d been doing that 40 years because he got mad at somebody and killed him, because when you get stuck you get stupid. Now he’s doing something that’s a consequence of his decision.
Then the Lord speaks to him. He’s like, “I chose you. Go to Pharaoh and tell him, Let my people go,'” with the hand motions, Moses is stuck. You might be stuck in yourself.
He said, “But behold, they will not believe me” But you haven’t even talked to them yet or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you. Now there are two things about this that are wrong. First, it’s on other people, and second, it’s about a future event. You can’t control either. So he’s stuck, and he’s stuck for good reason. It’s because he knows himself, He knows Moses. You know you.
To negotiate with God is usually like, “Nah, I’d better not try that.” So I’m stuck in myself. Isn’t this crazy? He’s telling himself a story of what’s going to happen. Have you ever been stuck in a story about yourself?
I mean, rejection is painful, but Moses takes it to a new level,This is not rejection. He rejects himself before anybody else has the chance to, This is like advanced-level, This is pre-jection. I’m not even going to try. It’s the story of my life. Everything always goes wrong.” I see this. I don’t want to do a dating seminar, but I already did a negotiation seminar. When you ask her out on a date like, “I know you probably don’t want to, but..You have to have some confidence to it, man.
Moses is like, “I can’t do this. I know me. I don’t have it. I can’t do it.” He’s stuck in a story about himself. Now, the bigger story does not revolve around you. Remember that. When we get stuck in ourselves, we miss the whole point. God is doing something that is bigger than you. It’s bigger than what’s wrong with you, it’s bigger than what you didn’t do, it’s bigger than the time you wasted, and it’s certainly bigger than the opinions of others.
Pastor Steven Furtick reminds us that God is bigger than our self doubt and we must not forget that, he made us, so he knows us, he knows our capabilities even more than we do, he wants us to learn to trust God when we can not trust ourselves.