7 Ways To Rise Above Your Circumstances - Outline

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First, when you say you don’t know MY circumstances. . .you are taking ownership of those circumstances.

Proverbs 18:21 WEB

“Death and life are in the power of <<your name>>’s tongue: and if <<your name>> loves it, <<he/she/they>>loves it, <<he/she/they>> will eat its fruit.”

1 Peter 5:7 AMP

“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].”

Mark 11:23 KJV

“. . .he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

Second, you seem to be ignoring the fact that God is bigger than your circumstances.

Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

Third, when you turn your circumstances over to God. . .you’re making it His problem not yours.

Philippians 4:6 AMP

“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.”

Philippians 4:7 TLB

“If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”

Here are seven ways to rise about your circumstances.

1.         God protects you against your circumstances.

Psalm 112:6 TLB

“Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it.”

Charles Spurgeon, the great pastor and author once said:

“If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all.”

2.         Where’s the best advice in dealing with your circumstances.

Numbers 9:8 MSG

“Moses said, “Give me some time; I’ll find out what God says in your circumstances.”

Daniel 10:12-14 NLT

“Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”

3.         Your circumstances can change immediately.

Warren Wiersbe, the noted author said:

“The world changes - circumstances change, we change - but God's Word never changes.”

Malachi 3:6 AMP

“For I am the Lord—I do not change. That is why you are not already utterly destroyed, for my mercy endures forever.”

Hebrews 13:8 KJV

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

1 Samuel 9:15-16 MSG

“The very day before, God had confided in Samuel, “This time tomorrow, I’m sending a man from the land of Benjamin to meet you. You’re to anoint him as prince over my people Israel. He will free my people from Philistine oppression. Yes, I know all about their hard circumstances. I’ve heard their cries for help.”

4.         Circumstances will come. . .BUT GOD.

Psalm 34:19 AMP

“Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, But the Lord rescues him from them all.”

Watchman Nee once said:

“We should inquire once again as to what the life of faith is. It is one lived by believing God under any circumstance: "If he slay me," says Job, "yet would I trust in Him" (Job 13:15 Darby). That is faith.”

2 Thessalonians 3:16 AMP

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.”

Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life said:

“What happens outwardly in your life is not as important as what happens inside you. Your circumstances are temporary, but your character will last forever.”

5.         Be happy regardless of your circumstances.

Proverbs 15:15 NLT

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”

Proverbs 15:15TLB

“When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when he is cheerful, everything seems right!”

James 5:11 AMP

“You know we call those blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] who were steadfast and endured [difficult circumstances]. . .”

2 Chronicles 20:17 AMP

“You need not fight in this battle; take your positions, stand and witness the salvation of the Lord who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.’”

6.         Circumstances don’t hinder your blessing flow.

Philippians 1:14 AMP

“Because of my chains [seeing that I am doing well and that God is accomplishing great things], most of the brothers have renewed confidence in the Lord, and have far more courage to speak the word of God [concerning salvation] without fear [of the consequences, seeing that God can work His good in all circumstances].”

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP

”And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP PERSONALIZED

”And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to <<Your Name>>, so that <<he/she>> may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”

7.         Praise God in every situation and circumstance.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP

“In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

Dr. David Jeremiah said:

 

“No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.”

First, when you say you don’t know MY circumstances. . .you are taking ownership of those circumstances.

 

Proverbs 18:21 WEB

“Death and life are in the power of <<your name>>’s tongue: and if <<your name>> loves it, <<he/she/they>>loves it, <<he/she/they>> will eat its fruit.”

1 Peter 5:7 AMP

 

“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].”

 

Mark 11:23 KJV

 

“. . .he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

 

Second, you seem to be ignoring the fact that God is bigger than your circumstances.

 

Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP

 

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

 

Third, when you turn your circumstances over to God. . .you’re making it His problem not yours.

 

Philippians 4:6 AMP

“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.”

 

Philippians 4:7 TLB

 

“If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”

 

Here are seven ways to rise about your circumstances.

 

1.         God protects you against your circumstances.

 

Psalm 112:6 TLB

 

“Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it.”

 

Charles Spurgeon, the great pastor and author once said:

 

“If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all.”

 

2.         Where’s the best advice in dealing with your circumstances.

 

Numbers 9:8 MSG

 

“Moses said, “Give me some time; I’ll find out what God says in your circumstances.”

 

Daniel 10:12-14 NLT

“Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”

 

3.         Your circumstances can change immediately.

 

Warren Wiersbe, the noted author said:

 

“The world changes - circumstances change, we change - but God's Word never changes.”

 

Malachi 3:6 AMP

 

“For I am the Lord—I do not change. That is why you are not already utterly destroyed, for my mercy endures forever.”

 

Hebrews 13:8 KJV

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

 

1 Samuel 9:15-16 MSG

 

“The very day before, God had confided in Samuel, “This time tomorrow, I’m sending a man from the land of Benjamin to meet you. You’re to anoint him as prince over my people Israel. He will free my people from Philistine oppression. Yes, I know all about their hard circumstances. I’ve heard their cries for help.”

 

4.         Circumstances will come. . .BUT GOD.

 

Psalm 34:19 AMP

 

“Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, But the Lord rescues him from them all.”

 

Watchman Nee once said:

 

“We should inquire once again as to what the life of faith is. It is one lived by believing God under any circumstance: "If he slay me," says Job, "yet would I trust in Him" (Job 13:15 Darby). That is faith.”

 

2 Thessalonians 3:16 AMP

 

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.”

 

Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life said:

 

“What happens outwardly in your life is not as important as what happens inside you. Your circumstances are temporary, but your character will last forever.”

 

5.         Be happy regardless of your circumstances.

 

Proverbs 15:15 NLT

 

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”

 

Proverbs 15:15TLB

 

“When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when he is cheerful, everything seems right!”

 

James 5:11 AMP

 

“You know we call those blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] who were steadfast and endured [difficult circumstances]. . .”

 

2 Chronicles 20:17 AMP

 

“You need not fight in this battle; take your positions, stand and witness the salvation of the Lord who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.’”

 

6.         Circumstances don’t hinder your blessing flow.

 

Philippians 1:14 AMP

 

“Because of my chains [seeing that I am doing well and that God is accomplishing great things], most of the brothers have renewed confidence in the Lord, and have far more courage to speak the word of God [concerning salvation] without fear [of the consequences, seeing that God can work His good in all circumstances].”

 

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP

 

”And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”

 

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP PERSONALIZED

 

”And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to <<Your Name>>, so that <<he/she>> may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”

 

7.         Praise God in every situation and circumstance.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP

 

“In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

 

Dr. David Jeremiah said:

 

“No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.”

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