Anything That Can Keep You Down Is Above You - Outline

Written by Harold Herring on .

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I was instructed by the Lord to give you the following message.

"My children need to understand that they empower anything that can get them down.

"Tell my children that the only thing that should EVER be above them, is their love for Me and my Word.,

"Give my children the scriptures I'm stirring in your spirit right down.  Assure them that I will lift them up and draw them unto me."

Proverbs 23:7 KJV

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . ." 

Psalm 40:17 NLT

"As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now.  You are my helper and my savior. Do not delay, O my God."  

Proverbs 16:3 KJV

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. "

Psalm 84:11 KJV

"No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

 Proverbs 10:22 AMPC

“The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].”

First, keep your heart and focus on the only One who can lift you up.

Philippians 4:1 AMPC

“Therefore, my brethren, whom I love and yearn to see, my delight and crown (wreath of victory), thus stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

Philippians 4:6 AMPC

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

Philippians 4:7 AMPC

“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.”

Philippians 4:8 AMPC

“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”

Proverbs 4:25-26 AMPC

“Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.  Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.”

Proverbs 4:27 NLT

“Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”

Second, always respond to Him not them.

Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher once said:

“Care about people’s approval, and you will always be their prisoner.”

Theodore Giesel, better known as Dr. Seuss once said:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Who does God say you are and what does He say you’re capable of doing?

Genesis 1:26 TLB

“Then God said, “Let us make a man—someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.”

Galatians 3:26 AMPC

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.”

John 1:12 AMPC

“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.”

Third, the blessing of the Lord will track you down.

Deuteronomy 28:2 AMPC

“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 28:1 AMPC

If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.”

What do you think the key word is in that verse?

“If.”

Deuteronomy 28:2 AMPC

“And all these blessings shall come upon <<Name>> and overtake <<him/her>> if <<he/she>> heeds the voice of the Lord <<his/her>> God.”

Fourth, realize that success take tremendous time and effort and perservance.

Psalm 5:3 NLT

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Proverbs 8:17 KJV

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

Psalm 145:18 MSG

“God's there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.”

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

Fifth, don’t waste your time on things or individuals that refuse to recognize your potential.

Jim Rohn once said:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

Genesis 39:5 kjv

“... the Egyptian [Potiphar] was blessed because Joseph was in his house.”

Genesis 30:27 KJV

 “... I have learned by experience that God blessed me for your sake.”

Sixth, when you focus on helping others. . .you’ll always be above and not beneath.

Mark 9:35 KJV

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.” 

Seventh, don’t waste your time on things that don’t matter. . .to you or Him.

Ephesians 5:14 KJV

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

Ephesians 5:14 MSG

“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!  So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

 

How do we make the most of every chance we get?

I was instructed by the Lord to give you the following message.

"My children need to understand that they empower anything that can get them down.

"Tell my children that the only thing that should EVER be above them, is their love for Me and my Word.,

"Give my children the scriptures I'm stirring in your spirit right down.  Assure them that I will lift them up and draw them unto me."

Proverbs 23:7 KJV

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . ." 

Psalm 40:17 NLT

"As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now.  You are my helper and my savior. Do not delay, O my God."  

Proverbs 16:3 KJV

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. "

Psalm 84:11 KJV

"No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

Proverbs 10:22 AMPC

“The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].”

First, keep your heart and focus on the only One who can lift you up.

Philippians 4:1 AMPC

“Therefore, my brethren, whom I love and yearn to see, my delight and crown (wreath of victory), thus stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

Philippians 4:6 AMPC

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

Philippians 4:7 AMPC

“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.”

Philippians 4:8 AMPC

“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”

Proverbs 4:25-26 AMPC

“Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.  Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.”

Proverbs 4:27 NLT

“Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”

Second, always respond to Him not them.

Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher once said:

“Care about people’s approval, and you will always be their prisoner.”

Theodore Giesel, better known as Dr. Seuss once said:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Who does God say you are and what does He say you’re capable of doing?

Genesis 1:26 TLB

“Then God said, “Let us make a man—someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.”

Galatians 3:26 AMPC

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.”

John 1:12 AMPC

“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.”

Third, the blessing of the Lord will track you down.

Deuteronomy 28:2 AMPC

“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 28:1 AMPC

If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.”

What do you think the key word is in that verse?

“If.”

Deuteronomy 28:2 AMPC

“And all these blessings shall come upon <<Name>> and overtake <<him/her>> if <<he/she>> heeds the voice of the Lord <<his/her>> God.”

Fourth, realize that success take tremendous time and effort and perservance.

Psalm 5:3 NLT

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Proverbs 8:17 KJV

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

Psalm 145:18 MSG

“God's there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.”

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

Fifth, don’t waste your time on things or individuals that refuse to recognize your potential.

Jim Rohn once said:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

Genesis 39:5 kjv

“... the Egyptian [Potiphar] was blessed because Joseph was in his house.”

Genesis 30:27 KJV

“... I have learned by experience that God blessed me for your sake.”

Sixth, when you focus on helping others. . .you’ll always be above and not beneath.

Mark 9:35 KJV

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.” 

Seventh, don’t waste your time on things that don’t matter. . .to you or Him.

Ephesians 5:14 KJV

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

Ephesians 5:14 MSG

“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!  So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

How do we make the most of every chance we get?