When You Don't Like Who You're Becoming

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When You Don't Like Who You're Becoming by Mind Map: When You Don't Like Who You're Becoming

1. Warn you

1.1. Raise a problem

1.2. Not offer a solution today

1.3. So many oflife’s probsway too complicated solve 30 min or less

1.4. End msg

1.4.1. Feel frustrated

1.4.2. Succeeded in my goal.

1.5. At risk offending you, ask you (?) not expect from a pastor.

2. Do you ever feel like Christianity isn’t working

2.1. Burned out busyness of church

2.2. Discouraged prayers don’t work.

2.3. Do what right.

2.4. Everything goes wrong.

2.5. Feel Xianity’s not working.

2.5.1. Boy grew up in church VBS, Youth, 1stkiss back church bus! But what he sees at home inconsistent w/msg hears at church Parents leaders church Fight home Prays 4 miracle Divorcing

3. God, why didn’t answer prayer?

3.1. Do you even care?

3.2. Xianity work?

3.2.1. Couple who loves Jesus

3.2.2. Doing everything right

3.2.3. LG, Serve

3.2.4. Loses job

3.2.5. Loses child

3.2.6. Lose their marriage

3.2.7. Where is God?

3.3. Not so dramatic

3.3.1. Church YV Bible plan

3.3.2. K-love LC sticker

3.3.3. Decent job Place live

3.3.4. Car Friends

3.3.5. Vacation

4. Just Not Happy—Just not fulfilled

4.1. Does Xianity work?

4.1.1. Gotta be a better way

4.2. John 14:1–6 (NLT): “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

4.3. 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”

4.4. 5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

5. “The way”

5.1. Matters

5.1.1. Say right thing Wrong way That what you are wearing THAT what you’re wearing.

5.2. Interesting

5.2.1. Way, Truth and Life!

5.2.2. Generally focus on the Truth!

5.2.3. Often talk about the Truth of J

5.2.4. Rarely talk about the Way of J

6. Bible Trivia

6.1. What were 1stC Xians called?

6.1.1. Not Christians

6.1.2. Religious

6.1.3. Bible Thumpers

6.1.4. Jesus Freaks.

6.2. These Spirit-filled

6.2.1. Jesus loving Demon crushing

6.2.2. Self-Sacrificing World Changers

6.2.3. Called People of the Way

6.3. Their goal wasn’t just right theology

6.3.1. Wasn’t just strong morality

7. Goal was to live and love the way Jesus lived and loved

7.1. Think about the way Jesus lived

7.2. Compare it to how most of live

7.3. Jesus full of joy

7.3.1. Most of us are full of stress!

7.4. Jesus didn’t worry

7.4.1. Some say most anxious generation in history

7.5. Jesus stopped for people

7.5.1. Ain’t nobody got time for that

7.6. Consumed w/ongoing fellowship with his father

7.6.1. I can’t pray for 3 minutes w/o distracted phone or meal.

7.7. Imagine if J were like us

7.7.1. Almost impossible! Only had Yeezy’s instead open-toed Sandals Scrolling IG Why JTB more followers? Yeezy’s. Man, long week. Ready for a cold beer.

7.8. When Jesus went somewhere

7.8.1. He walked! Took his time

7.9. Always pushing it

7.9.1. Always overwhelmed

7.9.2. Always rushed.

8. Rushing to become someone I don’t even like!

8.1. Used enjoy life

8.1.1. Laugh

8.1.2. Care-free

8.1.3. Fun

8.1.4. Change

8.2. Changes

8.2.1. Longest break

8.2.2. Planned for it for months

8.3. Pastor Cal

8.3.1. Close friend

8.3.2. Family member

9. Why God?

9.1. Perf Psychologist

9.1.1. Thrill

9.1.2. Adventure

9.1.3. Risk

9.1.4. Spontaneity

9.2. Spontaneity Push body to rest mind!

9.2.1. Surgery

9.3. Close to3 hours day

9.3.1. Can’t hear God

9.4. Burning out...

10. The way I’d been doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me.

10.1. You

10.1.1. The way you are doing life

10.1.2. Schedule

10.1.3. Pace

10.1.4. Destroying

10.2. Insecurities

10.2.1. Unresolved hurts

10.2.2. Deepest fears

10.2.3. Distracting work

10.3. But this is how we do it!

10.3.1. This the way the world works Way to success Way to win! Way to get ahead! Way to be happy!

10.3.2. Push it Drive harder Achieve Conquer

10.3.3. Get things Flex on em Show what ya got! Way we do it, Right?

10.3.4. Proverbs 14:12 (NLT) 12 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

10.4. One of books I read

10.4.1. JMC

10.4.2. Ruthless Elimination of Hurry Matthew 11:28–30 (NLT) 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

10.4.3. Take my yoke Yoke wooden crosspiece fastened over neck of 2animals &attached to a plow or a cart

11. Work Tool!

11.1. Miserable & Overwhelmed

11.1.1. Nap

11.1.2. Bubble bath

11.1.3. Weight neck

11.2. No single yoke

11.2.1. A yoke always joined 2 animals that worked together to accomplish more

11.2.2. Worked at same pace

11.3. Jesus is inviting us to a better way

11.3.1. To be joined with him

11.4. Not just believe his truth

11.4.1. But to live his way

11.4.2. Live like J live

11.5. But Jesus wasn’t a single mom working 2 jobs

11.5.1. Didn’t have student loan debt

11.5.2. Work my boss Still learn

11.6. Pretty big assignment

11.6.1. Be perfect Die sins world.

11.6.2. Disconnect crowd Extend time Father.

11.6.3. Long meals Deep conversations Stop listen & love hurting

11.7. Today

11.7.1. Not going to give you the quick fix Sit in the frustration Long enough to hate it A Better Way

11.8. Where going

11.8.1. Way most us live

11.8.2. Rushed Stressed Overwhelmed

11.8.3. Unhurried rhythms of grace

11.9. Xians overcome by temptation

11.9.1. Feel far from God

11.9.2. Spiritually dry or dull

11.9.3. Unbroken fellowship with the Father

11.10. Unfocused

11.10.1. Preoccupied

11.10.2. Distracted by stupid stuff

11.10.3. What think What they post What have/get Doesn’t last.

11.10.4. Uncluttered pursuit of God’s mission

11.11. Regretting past

11.11.1. Worried about future Present physically Mind is somewhere else

11.11.2. Undivided attention in the moment.

12. Tired of the grind.

12.1. Tired of the stress

12.1.1. Tired being miserable

12.2. Tired of being afraid

12.2.1. Tired being angry.

12.3. Tired being anxious

12.3.1. Too many probsolve

12.4. Too much weight carry

12.4.1. Too much pain bear.

12.5. There is a better way

12.5.1. Not just Truth of Jesus

12.5.2. Way of Jesus

13. 23rd Psalm

13.1. Lord is my shepherd

13.1.1. Shall not want

13.1.2. Makes me

13.2. Be still

13.2.1. Know that I am God

13.3. The way I had been doing work of God

13.3.1. Destroying Work God.

13.4. Better Way

13.4.1. Come to Jesus

13.4.2. He will give you REST!

13.4.3. Don’t have to earn it It’s his gift.

13.5. Take his yoke

13.5.1. Join him

13.5.2. Do life with Jesus guiding you

13.5.3. Find rest for your souls

13.6. What else?

13.6.1. Nothing today.

13.6.2. Just come to Jesus

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