Change Your Destiny...Today - Outline

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power Of Positive Thinking, once said:

“Change your thinking, and your future will be changed.”

1.       Change your destiny by changing your thoughts and attitudes.

Isaiah 28:9,10 KJV

“Whom shall he teach knowledge? …. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”

Ephesians 4:23 NLT

“Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”

Romans 12:2 NLT

“…let God transform you in a new person by changing the way you think…”

2.       Why are you waiting to change what you think and how you act?

Are you waiting for a sign to appear in the heavens?

Are you waiting for an emergency announcement during your favorite television show?

“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this important announcement.  God says it’s time for you to rise off the couch and become what I created and destined you to be.  I have placed all the money you need to accomplish your mission in CDs at the Jehovah’s First Savings and Loan along with a detailed plan of what to do. . .when. . .and how.  Rise, go forth and be all you can be.”

It’s now my responsibility to be the bearer of bad and good news.

First, the bad news. . .the special announcement?  Not going to happen.

In fact, He’s not going to have it written in the sky. . .neither is He going to have a perfect stranger knock on your door with the money and the plan of action.  It’s not how He flows.  That’s the bad news.

The good news. . .He’s already given you EVERYTHING you need to get started.  Plus, He is ready to do a new thing in your life. . .but are you ready to receive and act on it.

Isaiah 43:19 MSG

“Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new.  It's bursting out! Don't you see it?  There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”

2 Peter 1:3 CEV

We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God’s own power, when we learned that he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness.”

3.       When’s the best time to get started?

Romans 12:2 NLT

"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."

Ephesians 3:20 AMPC

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

2 Corinthians 6:2 NLV

“He says, "When I showed you my favor, I heard you. On the day I saved you, I helped you."

Ecclesiastes 11:1 TLB

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

4.       What do you need to ensure your success?

The first thing you need is Godly wisdom in every decision you make.

James 1:5 KJV

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

The second thing you need is to properly manage yourself

Psalm 90:12 CEV 

“Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.”

The third thing you should know is that you already have everything you need to be successful.   

Deuteronomy 28:8 CEV

The LORD your God is giving you the land, and he will make sure you are successful in everything you do. Your harvests will be so large that your storehouses will be full.”

Joshua 1:8 KJV

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

5.       What should you be doing along the way?

First, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:14 KJV

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Second, write your vision. . .and the critical path you’ll take to achieve it.

Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

"And the Lord... said, Write the vision, and make it plain... that he may run that readeth it.  For the vision . . . shall speak ...it will surely come, it will not tarry."

Habakkuk 2:2 CEV

Then the LORD told me: ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision.  Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance.’”

Third, inspect what you expect to prevent defects in your plan so it can be perfect.

Psalm 18:20 MSG

“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”

Fourth, track your progress.

Numbers 33:1-2 NLT

“This is the route the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the Lord’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way.”

Fifth, seize the moment. . .seize the day. . .carpe diem.

Exodus 13:3 MSG

“Moses said to the people, "Always remember this day. This is the day when you came out of Egypt from a house of slavery. God brought you out of here with a powerful hand. Don't eat any raised bread.”

Sixth, give God the glory for the great things you will accomplish.

Revelation 12:11 KJV

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”

Seventh, remember who’s in the foxhole with you when trouble comes.

Acts 5:39 KJV

"But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

Acts 5:39 AMPC

“But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or overthrow or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God!”

Ezekiel 38:7 NLT

“Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them.”

Joshua 5:14 NLT

“Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the Lord’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. “I am at your command,” Joshua said. “What do you want your servant to do?”

If you ask. . .He will tell you.  What are you waiting for?

6.       Change will come if you don’t back down.

Luke 18:1 NLT

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”

Romans 6:12 NLT

“Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.”

Ezra 10:4 MSG

"Now get up, Ezra. Take charge—we're behind you. Don't back down."

Ecclesiastes 10:4 MSG

“If your boss is angry at you, don’t quit!  A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.”

James 1:23-25 in the New Living Translation says:

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”

7.       As a Rich-Thinker you do what others say can’t be done.

How about this quote?

“The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat, and dish-watery utterances of a man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as President of the United States.”

The quote was from the Chicago Times. . .in 1865. . .the day after Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Someone once said:

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”

I used to have a cross-stitch quote which said:

“The greatest joy in life is doing what others say can’t be done.”

James 5:16 AMPC

 

". . .The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]." 

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power Of Positive Thinking, once said:

“Change your thinking, and your future will be changed.”

1.       Change your destiny by changing your thoughts and attitudes.

Isaiah 28:9,10 KJV

“Whom shall he teach knowledge? …. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”

Ephesians 4:23 NLT

“Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”

Romans 12:2 NLT

“…let God transform you in a new person by changing the way you think…”

2.       Why are you waiting to change what you think and how you act?

Are you waiting for a sign to appear in the heavens?

Are you waiting for an emergency announcement during your favorite television show?

“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this important announcement.  God says it’s time for you to rise off the couch and become what I created and destined you to be.  I have placed all the money you need to accomplish your mission in CDs at the Jehovah’s First Savings and Loan along with a detailed plan of what to do. . .when. . .and how.  Rise, go forth and be all you can be.”

It’s now my responsibility to be the bearer of bad and good news.

First, the bad news. . .the special announcement?  Not going to happen.

In fact, He’s not going to have it written in the sky. . .neither is He going to have a perfect stranger knock on your door with the money and the plan of action.  It’s not how He flows.  That’s the bad news.

The good news. . .He’s already given you EVERYTHING you need to get started.  Plus, He is ready to do a new thing in your life. . .but are you ready to receive and act on it.

Isaiah 43:19 MSG

“Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new.  It's bursting out! Don't you see it?  There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”

2 Peter 1:3 CEV

We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God’s own power, when we learned that he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness.”

3.       When’s the best time to get started?

Romans 12:2 NLT

"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."

Ephesians 3:20 AMPC

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

2 Corinthians 6:2 NLV

“He says, "When I showed you my favor, I heard you. On the day I saved you, I helped you."

Ecclesiastes 11:1 TLB

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

4.       What do you need to ensure your success?

The first thing you need is Godly wisdom in every decision you make.

James 1:5 KJV

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

The second thing you need is to properly manage yourself. 

Psalm 90:12 CEV 

“Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.”

The third thing you should know is that you already have everything you need to be successful.   

Deuteronomy 28:8 CEV

The LORD your God is giving you the land, and he will make sure you are successful in everything you do. Your harvests will be so large that your storehouses will be full.”

Joshua 1:8 KJV

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

5.       What should you be doing along the way?

First, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:14 KJV

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Second, write your vision. . .and the critical path you’ll take to achieve it.

Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

"And the Lord... said, Write the vision, and make it plain... that he may run that readeth it.  For the vision . . . shall speak ...it will surely come, it will not tarry."

Habakkuk 2:2 CEV

Then the LORD told me: ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision.  Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance.’”

Third, inspect what you expect to prevent defects in your plan so it can be perfect.

Psalm 18:20 MSG


“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”

Fourth, track your progress.

Numbers 33:1-2 NLT

“This is the route the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the Lord’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way.”

Fifth, seize the moment. . .seize the day. . .carpe diem.

Exodus 13:3 MSG


“Moses said to the people, "Always remember this day. This is the day when you came out of Egypt from a house of slavery. God brought you out of here with a powerful hand. Don't eat any raised bread.”

Sixth, give God the glory for the great things you will accomplish.

Revelation 12:11 KJV

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”

Seventh, remember who’s in the foxhole with you when trouble comes.

Acts 5:39 KJV

"But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

Acts 5:39 AMPC

“But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or overthrow or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God!”

Ezekiel 38:7 NLT

“Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them.”

Joshua 5:14 NLT

“Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the Lord’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. “I am at your command,” Joshua said. “What do you want your servant to do?”

If you ask. . .He will tell you.  What are you waiting for?

6.       Change will come if you don’t back down.

Luke 18:1 NLT

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”

Romans 6:12 NLT

“Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.”

Ezra 10:4 MSG

"Now get up, Ezra. Take charge—we're behind you. Don't back down."

Ecclesiastes 10:4 MSG

“If your boss is angry at you, don’t quit!  A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.”

James 1:23-25 in the New Living Translation says:

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”

7.       As a Rich-Thinker you do what others say can’t be done.

How about this quote?

“The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat, and dish-watery utterances of a man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as President of the United States.”

The quote was from the Chicago Times. . .in 1865. . .the day after Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Someone once said:

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”

I used to have a cross-stitch quote which said:

“The greatest joy in life is doing what others say can’t be done.”

James 5:16 AMPC

". . .The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]." 

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