Joel Osteen | #564, Remembering the Good

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i'd like to start with something funny i heard about this teenager you've just
gotten his driver's license
yes his dad about more in the car
is there sits on a make a deal with you
if you bring your grades up
region bible everyday and cut your hair alleged borrow the car
month later he came back and ask about it decibel son you've brought your
grades out
you've been reading your bible but you still have been cut your hair
is that what that i've been thinking about it
moses had long hair
sampson had long hair
even jesus had long hair
dad said yes on
and they walked in with a week
philadelphia pa
fit like a maniac this is my bible
i am what it says i a m
i have what it says i have i can do what it says i can do today i will be talked
the word of god out boldly contests my mind is a lark my heart is receptive out
will never be the same in jesus name
god bless you
or talk to you today about remembering the good
our memory is very powerful
you can be driving in your car
all of a sudden
you remember attend a moment with your child
i humbly kearse
could have been five years ago something funny that they did
but when you remember it
it'll bring a smile to your face
you'll start to feel those same emotions julian warmth
just like it was happening again
on the other hand
you can be enjoying the day
everything's going great
but then you start to remember of sanity
where you were treated right
somebody did you wrong
you went to a laws
before long you'll be down in the scars
what made you sad
dwelling own wrong memories
what made you happy
dueling alright memories
it's interesting our mind will naturally gravitate toward the negative
a study showed how positive and negative memories
are handled by different parts from the boring
a negative memory takes up more space there's more to process
because of this we will remember the negative
more than the positive
the example they used is a person will remember losing fifty dollars
more than they will remember gaining fifty dollars
the negative carries more weight
it has a greater impact in the positive
i can walk off this platform in
a hundred people tell me jaw that was good today are really enjoyed it
but then one person can say
i think anything out of it
didn't make sense to me
india all days that's all i think about
that one day getting comet would play over and over
that's how it's fourteen are burning
takes up more space
knowing this we have to be proactive
when the negative memories come back to the movie screen of your mind
many people pull up a chair
did some popcorn
watched them all over again
can't believe they hurt me
that was so wonderful there
why do i have all these bad breaks
well here's my message
that's not the only chance
there's another movie playing it's not your defeats
your failures
you disappointments
it's a channel field with your accomplishments your victories
that things you've done a lot
the times you were promoted
you met the right person he bought the new house your child was born healthy
instead of staying on that negative channel
you gotta switch over to your victory check
you're not going to move forward into the new things god has in store
if you always replaying the negative things that have happened to me
we've all been to disappointments setbacks and bad breaks
those memories will play the most often
the good news is you have the remote control
just because the memory comes up
doesn't mean you have to watch it
learned to change the channel
couple years after my father went to be with the lord
i was over at my mother's house to pick something about that
nobody else was home
as i was walking through the demand
i begin to
immediately see the night that my father died
he'd had a heart attack in that room
i could see him lying on the floor
when i was arrived the paramedics
we're trying to get his heart restart
all night
started to replay in my mind
i started to feel the same type of emotions
i did
just what i'm asking you to do
i said no thanks
i'm not going there
i'm not going to relive that night and it all down and discouraged
i simply change the chain
i started remembering all of the great times i've had with my father
remember the times that we laughed and had fun
the times we travel the world
i remember the times when you step come over to our house and
play with our little son jonathan
there was another channel
i've just had uh... switch over to me
some of you need to start changing the channel
you'll be living all your hearts
disappointments bad breaks
as long as you're we play in that
you're never going to really heal
it's like a scam
this starting to get better
but if you keep a kinetic
it has to start all over again
emotional wounds are the same way
if you always reliving your hearts
watching him on the movie screen your mind
talking about it
telling your friends that she is reopening the win
i have to change the chair
may be difficult
you may have had a lot of unfair things have
but when you look back over your life can you find at least one time
would constant something good for you
can you remember at least one time
where was that ended on
promoting you protecting and healing him
has three children in action
hicham and ellen in a new direction
reporter asked me not long ago
whatnot biggest regret was my biggest
i don't mean to sound arrogant but i don't remember my biggest regret
i'm not dwelling on that you know i don't go there
chill we all make mistakes
we all do things we which we have done differently
but that is not supposed to be on the forefront of are not
you're supposed to remember what you've done right
the times you've succeeded
your victories the times you overcame the temptation
the times you went out of your weight to be time to a stranger
the reason some people are not happy
is they were member every mistake they made since nineteen twenty seven
they gotta run in record
begin in the doesn't have to accuse them
they do it for him
do yourself a big favor
change the channel
quick to well n on how you don't measure up
and you should have spent more time with your children growing up in you should
have been stronger more disciplined resisted that temptation
no you may have fallen
but well on the fact
that you got back up again you're here today
you may have made a poor choice
fiddler on the fact that
you made a lot of great choices
you may have some weaknesses but dwell on the fact
did you have a whole lot of strains
quit focusing all what's wrong with you
and start focusing on what's right with you
you're not going to become
everything god created you to be if you're against yourself
you have to retrain your mind
be disciplined about what you allow yourself to do well on
those negative memories take up the most face those movies are going to play the
most often
recognize what's happening
and learn to change that channel
several years ago i was playing basketball with our son jonathan
we've done this for many years
one-on-one him
bars is me
this day for the first time
he beat me fair and square
fifteen to fourteen
i gave him a high-fiving
been told him he was grounded
during the gain at one point he would around me
and was about to go for a shock
act and it just like i came outta nowhere cannot block to shop i mean ass
wanted all of my over into the bushes ako a professional
couple of days later
we were playing up at the gym
some friends
jonathan said dad tell everybody about what happened the other night
as it all yet jonathan when i first showed up time it is probably he said no
that comment tell 'em about how r beat you for the first time
the funny thing is
i didn't remember my defeat
i remembered by fixing
first thing
they came to my mind
was not have lost the game
but something that i've done right
still cause i'm trying my mind to remember the good
you know some people won the game
but they were member every mistake they made
they never feel good about themselves they never did it good enough
all in how we trained are mine
it depends
own what channel were watching
i cannot find one place in the scripture
wit tells us to remember our defeats
remember our failures
remember our hurts
poet says began can again
to remember the great things god has done
in other words stay own give victory chair
remember how god gave you that promotion
even though you weren't the most qualified
remember how
god brought to trial back on the right course when it looked pretty bad
remember when you went through that loss you should i had a nervous breakdown but
you felt a supernatural strength
and here you are today better than ever
the song has put it this way
i will call
the many miracles contest and for me
i cannot stop thinking about the end
they are constantly in my thoughts
notice their supposed to be constantly in our mind
the mistake we make too often
is we remember
what we should be forgiving
are hurts our failures are disappointments
and we forget
what we should be remembering our victories our accomplishments at times
god's brought us through
in the old testament
god commanded them to have certain festivals certain celebrations
one of the main reasons is so they would remember what got it done
several times a year that all stopped what they were doing
come together
and they would celebrate how god
brought them out of slavery
how god defeated this enemy
how god protected them over here
they will required to remember
now the place talks about
how they put out memorial stones
these were big boulders
we might call them
historical markers today
that reminded bien of specific victories
every time they walked by
they say oh yeah that stone destroyed when god brought us out of slavery
that stone is flowing god heal my child
that stone is to win gone provided for our needs
these memorial stones helped it
to stay for a spin their memory
in the same way
everyone of us
should have our own memorial stones
when you look back over your life
you should remember
not the time she failed
he went through a break-up
your boston gym on the business went down
that's remembering which you should be forgiving
switch over to the other chen
remember it when you are lonely and god brought somebody great into your life
remember when the medical report said it was impossible
but god supernatural eulogy
remember when it was dark you didn't think you'd have another happy day
but god not only turned it around
he gave the beauty protections
jordan from morning
all of us should have a memorial stones out
class tuesday
was the thirty one year anniversary
that my mother was healed from terminal cancer
thirty one years ago
doctors told her she had a few weeks to lee
but another year just went by
she still healthy and hoped that civil war you'll stop
i remember
december first two thousand and three
when mayor willie brown
candidates the key to this beautiful facility
this building is a memorial stone
i still think god force
i remember
when i walked into a jewelry store
and solve victoria for the first time
god answered our prayer i mean god answered our prayer
ka still plague on for that
i remember when my dad died
i didn't think i could minister never done this before but god gave me the
grace to step up and pass to the church
i put out the memorial stone
my question
do you have
any memorial stones out in your own life
what you are remembering
will determine what kind of life you're going to live
if you're remembering all your defeats your failures your hearts
school cause you to be stuck in a rut
if you could just change what you remember him
start remembering your victories that can cause you to go to a new level
you may be in a tough time you're facing them obstacle
but we do you remember the right things
you'll be sent home and
is going be the end of may i'm never going to get out
know you'll be saying god you did it for me once and though you do it for me
dot i've seen your goodness in the past i know i'll see it in the future
this is what they needed
when he was about to face goliath
ajay nearly twice his size
he could have focused on
how big the life of laws and
how the life had more training more equipment more experience
that would be just made him discover
the scripture says david remembered
how he had killed the lion anna bayer with his own hands
what was he doing
remembering his victories
he could have remembered how his brother's mistreated here
tried to make him feel small
or how his father had disrespected him
a lot of things in david's past negative like in all of our lives
but david understood this principle
dwelling on your defeats your failures your heart's that causes you to stay
stuck in a row
he chose instead to dwell upon his victories
he not only overcame that obstacle but many others
he became everything that god created him today
you may be up against a giant today
the way you're going to over com is just like dave
not go around thinking on this is impossible
sin ever going to work out
no alter the day start remembering your victories
gold read your memorial stones
bartow remember that time
when all the odds were against me that you made a way
got our remember how you protected me
blessed me
promoted me vindicated meet made no wrongs right
will call your victories
remembering the good things god is done
that's what helps you to stay strong
it would do is all good
or a regular basis
just like god required because the lights to go back over one by one
the major victories in our lives
the major successes
usage auto having pain big like you
but didn't inhale my family member of cancer
i didn't get a big distillery maybe not
but god has done something great for every one of us remember the day your
child was born healthy
that was the goodness of god that was a miracle
remember when god gave you that job that was his hand a favor
remember when god spared july from that accident now the split second and you
would have been harmed that was his enjoys watching over you
remember that person dot brought into your life
you fell in love and got married
that wasn't a coincidence that was the goodness of god
keep your memorial stones at
golden on a regular basis
a really believe some of you
if you spin the same amount of time
dwell in on your victories
as you do you disappointments
you see your life go to a whole new level
alone how in the old testament
they celebrated their victories every year
mean they had a party singin dancin a festival
somebody comes over to your house
you're having a big party
the music is going to bodies have been fun
they ask you
what can the party is this
wedding party birthday parties superbowl party
you tell them no
we're celebrating what god is done
five years ago god spared my life in an accident
fourteen years ago i've got free from this addiction
we're celebrating median sober for ten years
or maybe
thirty one years ago god healed my mother of cancer were taken time to
thank god for the great things that he's done
when you develop this habit
of remembering the good
not only affects your personality how you carry yourself your attitude
the little effect
the way you cry
it won't be god
please i need healing dot i'm sick
anita miracle dot and you got a blessed me
now you're saying lord
i want to thank you for how you feel me in the past
what i want to thank you both are you taking care of me through the years
dot i know it it did it once on just what i think in advance
that you do it again
see if you just
prayin for you need to god i need this and leave that
you'll probably in-depth discouraged
but when you are thank god for what he's already done
when you remember your victories
how he's promoted you're protected yet
by the time your dunblane you'll be all fired up
you'll be strong
you'll be competent
you know that answer is on the way
think about the is reliance dot super naturally brought him out of slavery
gossip leg after playing on their enemies
they were living next door
but none of those planes ever affected the
they came to a didion at the red sea
looked like it was over favreau in army changed
their mind come in after the end
do you know the story gone super naturally
part of the scene of withdrew on dr graham
god gave them a water out of the rock
he brought the input
out in the desert
they had seen again and again god's incredible miracles
yet in spite of all of this they never made it into the promised land
psalm seventy eight tells us one reason why
it says
they forgot about
all the amazing there of course
dot had done for them
and their ancestors
win you forget
what you should be remembering
he can keep you out of your promise lane
they got discouraged
starting complain here they'd seen god do the impossible again and again
but because they forgot about it
they don't worry negative a for a
they missed out from god's best
are you for giving what god has done in your life
had you let something that was once 'em miracle
become ordinary
there's an exciting anymore you don't thank god for it
know when you look back over your life
remember what it took
to get you to where you are
big things
and even little things
the next time you're tempted to think
my problems to be joel
i'll never accomplished by drains
no go back
and remember all the red sea he's got his party for you
remember albeit in these guards defeated for you
from end of the times got hands
shown give favor
shown your mercy restored here
everyone of us can look back
and see the hand of god in our lives
just like the is relax you can say like me
god has opened doors for you that should have never open on their own
dot is held to accomplish what you could have never accomplished on your own
god has brought us to difficulties any one time
seem totally impossible
if we're going to stay in currents
and step into the new doors and
see god turned the negative around
one of the keys
is you can't forget
what god has already done
in fact the scripture says we should tell our children
and our grandchildren
we should pass down stories of god's goodness
that's why i'm never get tired of talent
how god gave us this beautiful facility
how god healed my mother of cancer
how god gave me the curricular bility
to step up in past at the church
i'm not bragging on me unbridled what god is dead
i can say with david so can you
where would we be without the goodness of god
don't keep it to yourself
tell your children
your grandchildren
how many times
did i hear my father tell his story
how he was coming home from a nightclub
two o'clock in the morning
seventeen years of age
no purpose
no direction in life
he looked up at the stars and
he begin to think about
his life and
his eternal destiny
walked in his house
on the table
indeed and was the family bible
just there for decoration
his family knew nothing about god they weren't religious people
a father felt drawn to it
lilburn opened it
just so happened it fell open
to a picture of jesus staining at adored and knocking
the caption red
if you open the door
how will come again
my father didn't understand
religion or theology
but he could understand opening adore
the next day
he went to church with the printed here's and gave his life to christ
without that night
we wouldn't be sitting here today
was in a coincidence it was the mercy of god
what it took to get you to where you are
you didn't get here just in your own strengths
your own education your own talent
there are a lot of miracles along the way
not only in your life but in the people that came before you
the people that regime if you look closely
you'll see god's goodness all through your family line
you should not only remember it but tell it to your children
your grandchildren pass it down to the next generation
i've learned
the more you brag on god's goodness the more of his goodness she will see
two interesting in the old testament we hear a lot about the staff
that people would carry around with them
it wasn't just a walking stick
not just something to keep wild animals away
was more significant anak
back in those days they were unknown matic people
admit they are always on the moon
course they didn't have
computers files paper like we had today
one of the main ways they can't important records
important dates westech active on their staff
that was their personal record
on this date
we defeated the amount of cuts on this day my son was born
on this day god brought water out of iraq
their staff
was literally
their personal record
under history with god
when moses parted the red sea what did he do he held up his staff
he was saying in effect lord we thank you for all the things you've done in
our past
lord we remember how you have delivered as tan and time again
they will remember in belgrade things got it down
even david when he went out to face collide
he didn't just take a slingshot the scripture says he took his staff
no doubt he'd extorted on this day i killed a bear with my own haynes on this
day act killed alive
on this date the prop its annual anointed me the next king of is really
can imagine just before he bought the life
he ran back over and looked at his staff one more time read over it just a given
that final boost then he went out knowing god needed it will be back in
and who you do it for me again
some of you today
you need to get your step back
you're up against a big challenge
the dreams look impossible
steady going around thinking snabel go to work out
start dwell in all your victories
start thinking about the times
you've killed the line
and the bear in your own life so to speak
we'll call all the times
god is promoted g
put you at the right place
healed a family member made away when you didn't see a way
don't forget about what god is done
on a regular basis go back over your memorial stones that's the equivalent of
holding your staff
when those negative memories come back up
and they come to all of us
failures disappointments the trip indian in the is to keep you sell focused on
that you get stuck in a row
no remember that is not the only channel get your remote control out and switch
over to your victory change
get your mind going in the right direction
and your life will go in the right direction
city on the ballot this habit of remembering the good direct complicitous
your victories at times god's brought to through then you will have the fate
the courage
and the competence
to step in to be amazing future god has in store
i believe it declare
just like david
you will defeat every enemy you will overcome every obstacle
and you will become everything god's created due to the payment u_s_a_ today
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