Dealing With Uncertainty? | Pastor Steven Furtick

Dealing With Uncertainty? | Pastor Steven Furtick

now raise your hand if you’re in an
uncertain place today uncertain what’s next in your life uncertain how you’re
gonna put some pieces back together uncertain how some things are gonna come together for you uncertain whether or not you can be what you need to be
uncertain whether it’s ever gonna change for you don’t you ever get to the point
I’m almost 40 now where you pretty much give up on you changing yeah it’s like
in your teens and 20s you continue to imagine this future version of yourself
and future me is gonna be amazing if I ever get to meet future me I’m
gonna get his autograph because I can picture him and yet every year that goes
by every little birthday that I have I kind of feel it’s less and less likely that I’m
ever gonna meet him and if it’s not yourself that you’re uncertain about it
might be other people and whether they’ll ever be able to move past the
way that they feel about you and I know some of you have relationships that are
very uncertain right now just wave at me if I’m talking to you at all because I
prayed about what to share and God said I want you to speak to the ladies about
the uncertain place now it’s called a certain place because Jacob has never
been here before so he doesn’t know what to call it and the town is actually
called Luz it’s a it’s a little place it’s not really a big place and he has
to stop there have you ever had to stop somewhere where you didn’t want to be
come on have you ever have you ever had a layover that that you didn’t plan for
have you ever have you ever had the sun set on your situation and you had to lay
down let’s let’s think about this Jacob has to lay down in the middle of nowhere
sometimes in our lives God will give us the ability to rename places and things
that we’ve been through God gives you the ability to call things that be not
as though they are so that’s how you can go through something in your life that
to people it looks like an ending but you can call
it a new beginning that’s what faith gives you the power to do faith doesn’t
always give you the ability to change or determine what you go through it always
gives you the ability to determine what you call what you go through some of us
need to rename some places in our lives because I got news for you some of the
people that broke your heart were actually doing you a favor because if
they would have stayed in your life they would have limited you sometimes when
people leave your life it’s because God is making room for an upgrade sometimes I turn on my iPhone and it gives me a message it says an update is available
I hear the Spirit of God saying to somebody today I know you’ve lost some
things lost some time lost some people walked away from you and maybe some of it was your fault but the Spirit of God says today an
update is available or you can lay down here and die and wish you were back
where you have been or wonder about where you’re going to be but the
revelation is is it’s so good he says the Lord is in this place can I just get
you to say that the Lord is in this place the Lord is in this place now some
places it’s really easy to say that I’ve had moments in the presence of God just
beautiful moments where everything felt great I’ve had um I’ve had moments in my
life where I’ve seen God do things that I would have never even dreamed about as a boy and then I watched my dad die of ALS and I watched him gasp for his breath and I wonder can I say the Lord is in this place when my dad is gasping for
his last breath like I can when I’m on vacation I wonder can I say the Lord is
in this place when I’m still only halfway there like I’ll be able to when
I get to my destination now the enemy is really really tricky he always wants to
get you to imagine a place called there and and there is where Jacob was going
there is where Jacob had set out for there is Huron is it’s the place that
you’re going toward in this place in your life it’s the place where your
finances are finally able to support a reasonable lifestyle there is a place
where you’re no longer controlled and mastered by the addiction where you
don’t feel the chains of these habits that have been on your wrists and your
ankles for decades and decades there is the place where the memory of the trauma of what you went through at the hands of people who should have known better at
the hands of people who should have protected you and not only did they not
protect you but they inflicted pain upon you there is the place where you are no
longer haunted by the memory of what they did and when I get there I’m gonna
praise God because He brought me out with a mighty hand and an outstretched
arm and nobody could do it but Him it’s the Red Sea He brought me through its
the pit He brought me out of its the lion’s den He snatched me out of its the
fire He rescued me from there somebody’s out there if this is not a message about
praising God there I came to tell you praise Him here here here we don’t like here in our
modern culture very much that’s why I have so many tools to escape here
that’s what Instagram is that’s what Facebook is it’s a way for me to leave
here even if I can’t leave physically I can leave mentally I was on vacation this week last week with my family on
Instagram looking at people who were at work why would you leave work to go on
vacation to go back to work in your mind on your iPhone because I don’t want to be
here I want to be there I don’t want to be here look how broken I am here look
how bad it hurts here I don’t want to be here some of you you don’t have to wave
at me some of you don’t even want to be here like right here right now I know
you’re grateful and you’re smiling and you’re trying your best to look like
you’re happy you’re not happy this is the last place you want to be you think
Jacob wanted to be lying on a rock in a place called Luz nobody goes to Luz on
vacation Luz isn’t on anybody’s bucket list Jacob didn’t set up for Luz he
set out for Huron and the sun set and sometimes the sun goes down and the
lights go off and you not have no choice but to stop where you are and that’s
where God shows up hey thanks for watching make sure to click the
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Comments (51)

  1. I have experienced loss so I know I'm going to experience an upgrade! While I'm here, I'm going to praise the Lord! He is here! He is teaching me how to appreciate Him and to love myself. God bless u, brother! This lady needed this message! Praise God!!!

  2. And God always and so beautifully reaches through to me by his servant Pastor Steven when I need it the most ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡. Much love and blessings to you and Elevation sir๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  3. Hey pastor Steve. Can you one day speak about the super self Vs the real self :how perfectionism blocks us from leaving a full life in the mind, heart body and the spirit. Your sermons are great, and have helped me grow a lot, see things with a different perspective, and even appreciate going through fire knowing that it's how God brings me to the fullness of his image and likeness… More grace and revelation for you

  4. Wow wow wow how much respect I have for you I really needed this so grateful for you pastor

  5. God reads my son's mind

  6. Praise God for HERE which is building us up for THERE. ๐Ÿ‘ God knows what we need even if it feels uncertain or not what we expected. He knows what is best for us. Thank you Lord โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

  7. "sometimes the sun goes down and the lights go off and you have no choice but to stop where you are and that's where God shows up"

    isn't it beautiful how Luz means "light" in Spanish

    Thank you Pastor Steven! Your ministry has been a continuous blessing in my life.

  8. My parents had no money, two young kids, and my dad (the breadwinner) was laid off with a baby at home. We lived in a basement, were clothed based off of donations from loving family members, and once, my mom had to leave the groceries at the store, go home and sell her guitar, and then use that money to go and buy us food. Through it all, they trusted God and tithed. They even helped keep an orphaned girl in Ukraine that Dad met years ago medically and financially stable, because she was like another adopted daughter. We didnโ€™t know if we were going to make it half the time. Dad prayed that by 40 he would be debt free by some miracle and, after 16 years of struggling to make it through the week, 5 months before his 40th birthday we moved across Canada to a small town loaded with our family members. No mortgage, no debt, no outstanding loans. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป God really is in those times of uncertainty! He had you in His hands ๐Ÿ’• Trust Him ๐Ÿ’™

  9. Amen, this is just what I needed.. literally.. ahhhh God is good. Ima keep pushing and know God is here.

  10. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  11. after a restless night of crying and worrying and hurting… this pops up on my youtube feed. wow.

  12. I hit the like button around one minute into this video. Thank you pastor for allowing God to speak through you. This spoke directly to my current situation.

  13. Hi is there the full sermon on this by Ps Furtick?

  14. I pray God reaches my husband of 25 + years so he can receive more peace. Without God I would be dead.

  15. God bless you Pastor Steven.

  16. I just want to let someone out there know how God is working for me yes I have things against me but I have to overcome this because my potential is to far to great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ I am a conqueror ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Itโ€™s other people. Amen.

  17. Amen hallelujah hallelujah

  18. Thank you paster every morning i been puting you on n every time god speaks to me through you keep up gods work brother god bless

  19. May God continue using you pastor Steven next year and more years to be this voice that always literally holds on to my heart and let it beat again. I am grateful that God has put such a powerful messager of his word in my life. You always like the voice of a big brother l need to hear all the time. Always looking forward to more of your videos. May God bless you and your ministry looking forward for that one day l will be live in your congregation

  20. My friends and some in my family are trapped in a dangerous cult that claims to be Christian. They are so blind and deceived and I pray to Jesus that they find God and learn what following God really is. They need the true shepherd and I know God will help them in his own perfect timing. This sermon gave me that hope I needed today. Thank you Steven! ๐Ÿงก

  21. Please pray for my fiance, he was diagnosed with cancer, please pray for us

  22. Please pray for my fiance, he was diagnosed with cancer, please pray for us

  23. Dude seriously you look like a freak with the steroids already

  24. Oh man, I definitely needed to hear this! Iโ€™m still letting God work in me even though it has been very rough, and itโ€™s so difficult to praise him โ€œhereโ€ but I still am and I will still continue to praise him!

  25. I love how God gives this to me exactly when i need it!! How amazing it really is!!

  26. I admire the self-leadership you possess, Pastor. Your message is always pure, life-giving, and gospel-centered no matter the amount of people you're speaking to. It speaks humility and a heart of service. Thank you for your discipline! God bless you!

  27. Brand new to this . But he said , If the people who didnโ€™t protect you the way they should have … omg . Itโ€™s for me

  28. Beautiful message for myself

  29. Praise him here…. Glory to God.

  30. I truly believe he led me here. I am in a place with a lot of uncertainty because I have chosen to break the chains that have bound me since I was born. With my whole heart, I believe he led me here and is with me. As scary as it all is, I feel truly safe.

  31. We always imagine being there because here is always bad. I think for me, the future is in heaven, not some bountiful, sweet time here on earth. I've only ever known abuse, loss and hardship, and I don't want to be here!

  32. Great topic. Please let me know which sermon this came from
    Thanking yo in adavance

  33. WOW. This one spoke DIRECTLY to ME…it's no coincidence that this video came up in my "suggestions". thank you Jesus! ๐Ÿ™Œ

  34. ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

  35. Great video, thanks Pastor Steven Furtick. Uncertainty is a natural part of life and something that almost everybody feels on a daily basis. Fortunately, being uncertain or unsure does not mean that you fail; it simply means that you are living.

  36. Couldn't imagine how great God is, couldn't imagine how God is going to use even more Pastor Steven and elevation in my life. Another video that slapped my leg! Praise God!

  37. Brother Steve, I canโ€™t tell you how much your messages blesses me. I listen everyday. Because I need God to be big in me. I am 63 years old and I have had Godโ€™s blessings all through my life. I have suffered from depression so deep that I couldnโ€™t see a way out (now I knew God but there was a time, I couldnโ€™t reach him). But, God reached me, not overnight but, I came through. I guess this is too much info, but bottom line, I must get in the face of God daily and your messages helps me so much. Thank God for you and know, you are helping your church family but it goes so much farther than that. Blessings always.

  38. This is ON TIME. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿณ๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธ

  39. How timely. Thank you. God bless you. ๐Ÿ™Œ

  40. Is the whole sermon available

  41. I prayed for years to heal my husband and father of 3 daughters… amphetamine addictions and rapid cycling bipolar with borderline personality disorder sociopath… it was Progressive. He had changed and was changing. And I was raised not to divorce.
    I had to stopped praying for God to heal him, and started praying for God to remove the toxins in our life and protect my 3 daughters. Everything changed. The blessings came when I filed for divorce and for an injunction.
    Raising my daughters through teenagers ….without his influence, was the most beautiful answered prayer. Amen

  42. Yes it my time to up date

  43. This brought clarity to my heart . I have been through alot and moved away from home for 15yrs. One day it clicked it's time To go home. Things was getting to be a struggle and my friend Jennifer said Rachel…. This is God pushing you to go home .He telling you it's time to go back where you belong . I got a uhaul and a tow bar and packed my things and me and my son headed to my home town and I never looked back . I knew I had nothing there but the past where i was living ,I want the future for me and my son.

  44. Thank you so much

  45. Amen ๐Ÿ™โค

  46. how much money do u get

  47. No more uncertainty, GOD is giving us opportunity!

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