Reset your thinking and reset your life.

I am blessed AND I will bless God.

RESET your thinking and reset your life.

  • Some people have low self-esteem.
  • We need to get rid of the negative thoughts about ourselves.
  • Do spring cleaning.
  • Some things in our life we need to let go.
  • Some people were in a season in your life, but they are not to continue with you into the next season.
  • We must reset our thinking.
  • What if you began to think to yourself: “I’m blessed, and I am going to bless God.”
  • Think about what you do have, not about what you don’t have.
  • Appreciate what you have. Thank God for what you do have.

Matthew 5:1-12 New King James – 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.b5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the [a]earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Example: Roaches don’t like light. When a light comes on, they run. When people persecute you when you are godly, it is because of God’s light shining through you.

  • YOU’RE BLESSED! Keep shining your light for God.
  • You’re blessed even when you don’t feel like it and it doesn’t seem like it.
  • You’re blessed even when you don’t have a lot of possessions if you have Christ.
  • We must learn to show mercy when people hurt us. Some things must be let go. Don’t hold anger and offense in your heart. (Example: A woman bumped a man’s car in the parking lot. He followed her home and shot her! Now she is hurt. And, HE IS NOW A CRIMINAL!)
  • When you go the opposite of God’s Word, the devil is waiting to take you out.
  • We need more peacemakers. If you are a Christian, why would you try to edge people on to fight? Bring peace to the situation.
  • There are blessings in storms. The trial that was meant to break you, will bless you.
  • There was a DOUBLE blessing in Job’s storm.
  • Sometimes the storm is a disguised blessing.
  • Jesus’ crucifixion lead to our salvation. PRAISE GOD!
  • Ask Lazarus the beggar if he was blessed.
  • REVIEW THE STORY OF LAZARUS

Luke 16:19-31 New King James Version – The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

Lazarus was blessed because when he died, he died in Christ and went to heaven.

  • The rich man had earthly goods, but died without Christ and went to hell.
  • Don’t let possessions get you.
  • Don’t let possessions crowd out God in your life.
  • Love not the world, nor the things of the world.
  • You may be in a difficult situation, but you are blessed.
  • You may have experienced loss, but you are blessed.

Acts 26:28-29 – New King James Version – 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” 29 And Paul said, “I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains.”

DON’T DELAY RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

MAKE UP YOUR MIND FOR CHRIST TODAY!

For in Christ there is all of God in a human body; 10 so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power.” Colossians 2:9 Living Bible

Reset your attitude and reset your life.

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Philippians 2:3, New King James Version

FOCUS TEXT: 2 Kings 5:1-14–Naaman is cured from Leprosy AND HIS BAD ATTITUDE)

–2 Kings 5:1-4 – Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”

-2 Kings 5:9-14 – 9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Naaman had a bad attitude. Do you have a bad attitude with God? Some of us are carrying the baggage of a bad attitude.

  • POINT 1 -Reset your attitude and reset your life.
  • POINT 2 – Reset your attitude toward others (just because someone is a lower status in the natural doesn’t mean
  • POINT 3 – Reset your attitude toward yourself (we can think more highly of ourselves than we ought)
  • POINT 4 – Reset your attitude towards God’s method of deliverance

Naaman thought God was going to deliver him a certain way. When the prophet told him something different, to dip in the dirty Jordan River 7 times, Naaman was offended.

–Philippians 2:2-4 New King James Version – 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

–Philippians 2:2-4 Living Bible – 2 Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. 4 Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.

  • God is not going to change for you or me.
  • If you want a breakthrough, you must do things the way God said to do it.
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH OBEYING WHAT GOD TOLD YOU?
  • God loves to use vessels you have a problem with.

Stubbornness and a bad attitude are married together.

WE HAVE TO FOLLOW GOD’S FULL INSTRUCTIONS TO GET A THE BREAKTHROUGH.

  • 7 is the number of perfection and rest
  • Naaman learned how to be obedient and walk by faith AFTER HE HUMBLED HIMSELF
  • It took faith to dip into the dirty Jordan River 7 times.

WHAT RIVER IS GOD TELLING YOU TO DIP IN 7 TIMES? If we humble ourselves and repent, God will deliver us too.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 New King James Version

Expecting Great and Mighty Breakthroughs in 2022

“No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God is calling us up to heaven because of what Christ Jesus did for us.”

Philippians 3:13-14 Living Bible

The Lord is concerned about every area of our life, and He wants His children to experience all the benefits of our salvation. Prepare yourself to breakthrough setbacks so you can have a COMEBACK. The Victory Life CHALLENGE POINTS FOR THE TOTAL MAN FOR 2022 are as follows:

  • Stay committed to your daily prayer slot.
  • Stay committed to your daily scripture reading.
  • DRINK MORE WATER! (Eat a balanced diet, eat more fruits and vegetables, limit carbs, salt and sugar INTAKE, NO TOBACCO OR ALCHOHOL)
  • Walk or exercise daily.
  • Encourage yourself–THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO GIVE UP OR FALL BACK!

“So whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life of those who are alive from the dead. I don’t mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be.

Philippians 3:11-12 Living Bible

Reset Your Faith and You will Reset Your Life.

It’s Time for Your Reset through Christ.

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us…” Ephesians 3:20

  • When you become a child of God you will go through trouble, trials, and tests
  • You automatically get enemies the closer you get to God.
  • The symbol for Christianity is not PILLOW–It is a cross!
  • God is concerned about what is happening IN YOU and NOT TO YOU.
  • Are you developing the character of Christ in your trial?

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