The Balance Of The Bigger Picture

The Balance Of The Bigger Picture

Finding the balance is difficult when you have competing interests.

  • The Difficulty In Deciding What’s Best
    • What shall I eat for lunch?
    • What is the purpose of a birthday party?
    • How many activities will my children be a part of?
    • Where do I start when solving problems or determining priorities?
    • Should I take a job requires a move?
    • How long do I stay in a relationship that isn’t working?
    • If I don’t like my job, should I quit?
  • Hangups And Stumps
    • Obstacles Will Force Us To Be At Odds
      • God, “Have you considered that my message might be bigger that your moment?
    • Uninterrupted Peace Is Not Possible
    • You Want Everyone To Be Happy
    • You Want To Be Positive At Work

1 John 2:16
16 For everything that belongs to the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father, but is from the world.

    • Lust Of The Flesh – What I Want
    • Lust Of The Eyes – Appearance Above All
    • Pride Of Life – Goal Increase Without God Increase
  • We Need The Right Relationship Between God’s Message And Our Motive
    • Joshua And The Angel

Joshua 5:12-14
13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
14 “Neither,”…

  • Submission, Sacrifice & Love
    • God has a way of asking us to do things that reveal our motives
    • Abraham And Isaac (Genesis 22)
    • The Young Rich Ruler (Matthew 19)
    • Peter And The Fish

John 21 hscb
15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”
“Feed My lambs,” He told him.
16 A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”
“Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.
17 He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”
Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.”
“Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.