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Handling Life's Conflicts # 2

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        Most Christians need to have a better understanding on how to handle life’s conflicts. We need to have a revelation from the Word of God on how to deal with the different situation that will arise, the different test & trials & even battles that we all face. The Lord is concerned about every part of your life, from the smallest thing to the greatest things.

I) (1COR 10:13) says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

A) No matter what’s going on in your life whether it’s a test, trial, temptation, or a battle, there is a way to escape.

1) There is even a way to escape those things that seem to have no answer.

B) 1st Patience is one area that is vital in us getting through.

1) (HEB 6:12) says, "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

a) Patience is involved and necessary in us receiving God’s promises.

b) Even for those daily tests and trials.

2) Impatience with the Promises of God will lead to doubt and unbelief.

a) Impatience says, “I can’t wait. Why can’t I have the promise now? Am I ever going to get it?”

(i) That unbelief.

II) The 2nd thing that we need to know when we are confronted with the daily test and trials is that it also takes “Faith.”

A) (HEB 6:12) Says that it’s THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE that we’ll inherit the promises.

1) We have to BELIEVE GOD to GET US OUT of those daily problems.

a) You need to BUILD your FAITH up on the SMALL THINGS. Learning to walk in faith for the small things 1st.

b) Don’t wait for something big to happen, and say, “Well, I better use my faith now.”

(i) If you haven’t learned how to use your faith in the small things, you may not know now how to use it in the larger things.

2) As we GROW AND DEVELOP in the area of FAITH, we’ll see more and more VICTORIES in our daily situations.

III) A 3rd area that is important for us to overcome life’s conflicts is to know that “He has purchased us.”

A) (ACT 20:28) Says, “Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

1) COL 1:12-14.

a) And according to (Proverbs 3:4) because we are redeemed we have FAVOR WITH GOD AND MAN.

(i) In order for you to walk in this divine favor you have to REALIZE that YOU BELONG TO THE LORD and GOD WILL OPEN THOSE DOORS to get you through and overcomer lights daily conflicts.

2) (Eph 1:7-8) Says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (8) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;”

a) Through our redemption the Lord has given or abounded to us all wisdom & prudence.

b) The word “prudence” means, “understanding & knowledge, intellectual or moral insight:”

(i) In other words through the New Birth we have been given the mind of Christ.

B) GAL 1:4.

1) He has delivered us from this present evil world or evil age.

a) (2COR 2:14) Says, “Now thanks {be} unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (KJV)

IV) 4th For us to walk in that victory, for us to be able to deal with life’s problems & for us to get the victory over them, we must be DEDICATED TO GOD.

1) PSA 37:5.

a) Jesus prayed in (LUK 22:42) “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (KJV)

b) We also need to do the same thing. Yielding our will to His will.

(i) This would include yielding our hopes, plans, & desires to the will of God. (past, present, & future)

2) When we totally commit ALL to God, He takes all our worries, fears, anxieties, & also takes the responsible for our lives, Which enables us to handle all of our daily problems.

a) (1PET 5:7) “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (KJV)

b) When you’re casting all your cares upon Him, you can handle those daily things.

V) 5th In another area which is needed for us to deal with our daily affairs is “to be lead by the Spirit of God.”

A) JOHN 16:13.

1) (ROM 8:16) “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” (KJV)

2) Many people rely entirely on their own judgment. Some rely on the wisdom & advice others.

a) We should appreciate the help of others & there is wisdom in the counsel of the Godly, but we need to be sure that’s what’s in the mind of the Lord.

b) God never misleads.

B) With God’s direction we will be able to handle any situation.

1) (PSA 37:23) “The steps of a {good} man are ordered by the Lord:”

2) If your steps are ordered by the Lord, you can cope with any of your daily test & trials.

VI) 6th Another area that would help you in receiving the victory is to “DELIGHT IN The LORD.”

A) PSA 37:4.

1) The word for “DELIGHT” means “To be happy about, take exquisite delight, to make merry over.”

2) This is also where the JOY of the LORD comes in.

a) (NEH 8:10) Says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

B) Those that continue to rejoice in the Lord in spite of difficult situation & circumstances are able to handle the things that happen in this life.

1) (PHI 4:4) Says, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: {and} again I say, Rejoice.” (KJV)

2) PRO 17:22.

a) A merry heart is a rejoicing heart.

b) The word “medicine” here means “a healing or a cure.”

(i) It’s a healing or a cure to any situation.

VII) 7th The last point that I have here that will help us get the victory in our situations (big or small) is to be “DILIGENT for God.”

A) In (LUK 14:23) the Lord said, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel {them} to come in, that my house may be filled.” (KJV)

1) The Lord has given to us something to do.

2) When we’re willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: (KJV)

B) As we’re diligent in doing what God has told us to do, we will be able to go through in victory.

1) (MAT 6:33) Says, “Seek ye 1st the kingdom of God & His righteous & all these things will be added unto you.”

C) These are just a few things that will help you cope.

1) #1 Be patient with the promises of God.

2) #2 Walk in faith. Know that through faith & patience we’ll inherit the promises.

3) #3 Know that we belong to God & because of that He has given us wisdom & prudence. He’s given us the VICTORY. (Know that the situation is temporal.)

4) #4 Be dedicated to God, totally committed to Him.

5) #5 Be lead by the Spirit of God.

6) #6 Be delighted in God or rejoice in Him. (spend time in His presence) The joy of the Lord is your strength.

7) #7 Be diligent in the things of God. Do what He’s given you to do. (good stewards)

6/27/90 WED PM TFC & WOLCC 7/11/93 SUN AM and WOLCC Wednesday, March 17, 1999

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