Boxes – Move Your Tent #3
Scripture Reference: Genesis 13:14-18
14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17 Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” 18 So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
“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 and others to Expose the Gifts of God that are inside the box.
Meet Me, Met Me, Let Me
Meet Me, because I am more than when you Met Me! Let Me get outside the Box.
We have all heard the phrase “It’s just my lot in life.”
In this message we are going to be addressing Where you were, Where you are, and Where you will be.
Where you were.
“The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him” vs.14
What can God not say to you, that he wants to reveal to you, because he can’t say it in the presence of Lot.
The people who comforted you when you stepped out can confine the voice of God now.
It is not by coincidence that God spoke after Lot moved.
Lot is the symbol of your attachment to where you were.
Lot is comfortable
Lot is familiar
What are you dragging into your destiny that is a symbol of your history?
Pig Pen - Charlie Brown - His dirt cloud followed him everywhere.
If the enemy cannot destroy your dream, he will deceive you into carrying dirt of your history forward into your destiny.
When Lot disappeared, God reappeared.
What do you need to give up so that you can hear God speak again?
Where you are.
“Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are”
How far do you see?... or can you see past where you are at all?
God is trying to get you to see beyond the Box.
My greatest challenge is living in the now and living in the vision 10 years from now at the same time.
“Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land” vs.17
Could you be working from a model that doesn’t fit where you are going.
The Box, The TWBC Building is a Box, The County, Hopkins County is square or a Box, the continental USA is basically rectangular Box… but God created the earth in sphere!!
Boxes have boundaries, edges, length, breadth and defined borders. A sphere is the only shape without a boundary.
His view is different than ours! You’re not going to see the big picture until you get outside the Box and get God’s view.
He told Abram, in vs.14, I am giving you the sphere; the north, the south, the east, and the west!
But we are just asking for a bigger box.
Where you will be.
So Abram moved his tent
God won’t bring “it” to your tent even though He has already given it to you.
Profit vs. Cash Flow - Banks are more concerned about cash flow than profitability. If you have Cash Flow or Movement they know you are going somewhere.
God is trying to bring a flow into your life but we have to Move.
What has God willed for you to have, that you have not received because the Box is blocking the Blessing.
Traffic Jams - being stuck behind someone that is not moving.
Have we become good at something that the world doesn’t care about?
May people are conflicted “Do I pray?” or “Do I go?” The answer is Arise and Pray it through as you Go!
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