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Arise and shine

  1. 1. HINDERANCES TO ARISINGAND SHININGPriscilla M. Serukka
  2. 2. 1. LACK OF PERSISTENCEPERSISTENCE= continuing in spite ofobstacles= Going against odds= Diligently pursuing a dream
  3. 3. LUKE 18 VS 1 -7Widow refused to take ‘No’ for ananswerRepeatedly she came to judge whodid not fear GodJudge relented because ofpersistenceHow much more our loving God ifwe persist
  4. 4. IN PERSISTENCE…..We keep asking till we get whatwe desirewe get clearer with what we wantWe get more focusedOur selfish motives are trimmedoffHannah in 1 Samuel 1 – persistedtill she desired a son to serve God
  5. 5. LUKE 11 VS 5 -9The neighbor did not give breadbecause of friendshipBoldness / shamelesspersistence brought the answerGod desires us to ASK and topersist IN ASKINGTo raise from our situations weneed to persist
  6. 6. Gal 6 vs 9 – do not get weary ofdoing good, for in due season wewill reap if we do not give upPsalm 31 vs 24 Be strong and letyour heart take courage, all you whowait for the LordPersistence goes with activepatience and wisdom
  7. 7. 2. LACK OF PASSIONIt is only a strong passion that helpsus persistWe need to identify our passion andpursue it to raise upGod has shaped each one of usdifferentlyWithout passion we cannot rise upto where we should be
  8. 8. 3) FAMILIARITY WITH GODProblem with familiarity:Familiarity brings contemptYou become too casual, unseriousCarelessness/MediocrityTake for grantedSin is taken lightlyDrives away the fear of God &excitement in God
  9. 9. BIBLE EXAMPLES OF FAMILIARITY2 Sam 6 vs 2-10 : David takingthe ark to JerusalemLev. 10 vs 1 – 3: Aarons sonsoffering unauthorised fire1 Sam 1,2,3: Eli and his sons1 Sam 15: Saul’s partialobedience
  10. 10. LESSONS FROM EXAMPLESWhat people were doing seemednoble but own terms, God’sguidance was ignoredGod turned against the peopleFamiliarity brought God’s judgementOur attitudes, deeds and actions canspeak of familiarity e.g. our giving,our response to God’s word, how weseek God
  11. 11. 4. LAZINESS /SLOTHFULNESSProverbs 26 vs 13A lazy man imagines dangers,sees impossibilitiesA lazy man makes shortcutsLaziness ends in slavery anddilgent will ruleIt violates God’s purpose
  12. 12. THE BATTLE IN OUR MINDWhat comes out of us starts inthe mindAs we think, so are weOur thought life enables ordisables usOur mind gives positive ornegative energy
  13. 13. THE BATTLE IN OUR MIND….Is to do with unbeliefFear of the unknown and failureUnforgivenessLetting go of things we haveclung toRecords of past failuresNegative attitudes
  14. 14. Psalm 42 vs 5 – “why are youdowncast O my soul? Why sodisturbed within me? Put your hopein God, for I will yet praise him, mySaviour and GodWe need to ask God to transform ourminds, to see things the way God seethings
  15. 15. OTHER HINDERANCES6) NOT LETTING GO OF THE PAST7) OUR CHARACTER

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