Posted by Joel Tiemeyer on May 31, 2019

Boxes – Look Again #1


Scripture Reference: II Corinthians 5:16-17


16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh.Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.


“The box that you are in when people meet you can become the prison that they hold you to.”

The challenge is growing outside the Box of You, Other People and Exposing the Gifts of God that are inside the box.

            Four walls can be a home but without a door to walk through it is a prison.


Meet Me, Met Me, Let Me

Meet Me, because I am more than when you Met Me! Let Me get outside the Box.

Genesis 2:10-14

10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.


To know the rivers that are available to you, look at the gifts you have. Each river, that came from the same source, had different things that it offered.


Four Rivers:

  • “Pishon - increase - it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah (circle), where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there.” Gen. 2:11-12
  • “Gihon - bursting forth - is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush (black).” Gen. 2:13
  • Tigris or “Hiddekel - rapid - is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria (a step).” Gen.2:14
  • “Euphrates - fruitfulness - is the fourth river.” Gen 2:14

To know the rivers that are available to you, look at the gifts you have. Each river offered something different.

John 7:28 “38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

                        A Box or a Pool Illustration

Rivers are not a Side Hustle.

Money funds your mission, it is not your mission.

There ought to be things you can pour your life into that can never pay you, but it is in your heart.

If you have rivers set up in your life, you do not have prostitute yourself out to the highest bidder. Stop expecting your job to fund your vision, your vision is bigger than your paycheck.


Could some of your frustration be that life hasn’t used up your resources that God put in you.

Look for non-traditional giftings.

You are only limited by your own creativity.

The labels put on you by you and by others can be a foundation to build on or the prison that contains you.

Stop Waiting on good stuff to happen to you, Identify what is in you!

Genesis 49:27 27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at evening dividing the spoil.”

What are you devouring (identifying) now that you can divide out (become rivers) tomorrow?