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Remembering God- Your Future Depends on It

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Remembering God- Your Future Depends on It

  1. 1. REMEMBERING GOD YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT BY: LYDIA CARTER, MA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS In 20 words or less, tell us your name, your occupation (if you don’t have a job, tell us your school or hobby) and what you want to get out of this class.
  3. 3. REMEMBER Recall- as in do you remember that one time in camp. Evoke- to call to mind as you are making plans. Think of- consider constantly
  4. 4. SCENARIO #1 Meet Erica. An all-star student athlete that is preparing for college. She was approached by two different recruiters from Universities over 300 miles away to continue her sports career at their school for a full scholarship. Before Erica sat down to talk with her parents about the schools of interest she recalled previous time where a recruiter from a local college came to the house to meet her parents but they perceived (felt) it was a waste of time. Based on that experience, Erica threw away both numbers.
  5. 5. QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT (5 MINS) Why didn’t Erica contact the recruiters? How do you think Erica felt about the schools that made contact with her? How do her parents feel about meeting with recruiters?
  6. 6. LESSON # 1 THOSE WHO RECALL THEIR PAST ARE LIKELY TO USE IT TO GUIDE THEIR FUTURE. -Idylism, 2014
  7. 7. WORDS TO REMEMBER… PROVERBS 3:5A TRUST THE LORD COMPLETELY... (ENGLISH REVISED VERSION) TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART… (COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE) PLACE YOUR TRUST IN THE ETERNAL ONE. RELY ON HIM COMPLETELY…(VOICE) TRUST GOD FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART… (MESSAGE BIBLE) TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART… (KJV)
  8. 8. SCENARIO # 2 Meet Rachel. A young worker at a local hospital that has aspirations of being promoted. Recently, Rachel was asked by management to create a business plan and present it at the next staff meeting. Rachel saw it as an opportunity to make a good impression so she worked hard to create the plan. A week later a job posted for a position she wanted in the hospital and since she was being asked to do special assignments it was her understanding that the position was meant for her. She applied then prayed about it. Unfortunately, the job was given to someone else.
  9. 9. QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT (5 MINS) Why did Rachel pursue the job opening? When did she pray about it? How could she have handled this differently?
  10. 10. LESSON # 2 Disappointment is the result of your own understanding. -Idylism, 2014
  11. 11. WORDS TO REMEMBER… Proverbs 3:5B DON’T DEPEND ON YOUR OWN KNOWLEDGE… (THE EASY READ VERSION) DO NOT RELY ON YOUR OWN INSIGHT OR UNDERSTANDING (THE AMPLIFIED) DON’T TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT ON HER OWN… (THE MESSAGE) LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.
  12. 12. SCENARIO # 3 Meet Tasha. She spends her days working hard in school, but hasn’t made up her mind what she will do when she graduates. As she looks to her friends, all of them have plans but she hasn’t spoken much about her own. One night at a local restaurant she met a bunch up with friends and they discussed their futures. When it was time for Tasha to discuss hers, she simply said, “I am not sure, God hasn’t led me one way or the other. All I know is I need to finish school.” Her friends laughed. When Tasha graduated, she was met with a full time job as a consultant making $65,000 a year doing-what she loves!
  13. 13. QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT (5 MINS) Why do you think Tasha’s friends laughed at her when she discussed her future? Who seemed to guide Tasha’s path? How do you know? How can Tasha’s decision impact her friends?
  14. 14. LESSON # 3 The courageous one will rely on the unseen, while cowards laugh at it. -Idylism, 2014
  15. 15. WORDS TO REMEMBER… Proverbs 3:6 WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, THINK ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS, AND HE WILL HELP YOU GO THE RIGHT WAY (EASY TO READ VERSION) KNOW HIM IN ALL YOU DO AND HE WILL GIVE YOU SUCCESS. (EXPANDED BIBLE) IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, PUT GOD FIRST, AND HE WILL DIRECT YOU AND CROWN YOUR EFFORTS WITH SUCCESS. (THE LIVING BIBLE)

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