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Session 23

I don’t want to be here anymore

Read: 1 Samuel 16:14-23

“No, you can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need!” 

You may know these lyrics from the Rolling Stones song You Can’t Always Get What You Want. While the song rolls off the tongue easily, applying the lyrics can be difficult.

David was a warrior. David was anointed to be king. He probably did not see his next step as playing the lyre for Saul, but he was obedient. David was willing to grow where he was planted. He took the opportunity to be obedient in his current step and learn what he needed to learn to prepare for his next step.

We may be called to achieve great success, but we cannot be so focused on our future we become disobedient in the present.

In our lives, we may be called to achieve great success, but we cannot be so focused on our future we become disobedient in the present. Promotions and raises are partially based on potential, but we are not going to be considered unless we have produced results.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap harvest if we do not give up.”

Waiting for our time can be a big hurdle, but God calls us to not become weary. The harvest might come faster for others, but we serve a God that is faithful and worthy of our trust. 

Reflect:

  • What is one way you can be faithful where you are to prepare for where you are going?
  • What is one way God’s faithfulness can reassure you, so you don’t become weary in your period of waiting? 

1

When hope seems unattainable

When hope seems unattainable

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2

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

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3

Miracles are more than moments

Miracles are more than moments

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4

But God, I don’t want to

But God, I don’t want to

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5

Only God can judge me

Only God can judge me

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6

How do I know if God’s calling me?

How do I know if God’s calling me?

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7

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

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8

Kill your idol, before it kills you

Kill your idol, before it kills you

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9

Repentance is more than being sorry

Repentance is more than being sorry

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10

How to walk forward in faith

How to walk forward in faith

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11

Do you blend in?

Do you blend in?

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12

Coincidence? I think not.

Coincidence? I think not.

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13

You can be forever changed

You can be forever changed

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14

When what god asks feels impossible

When what god asks feels impossible

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15

Not all anger is sinful

Not all anger is sinful

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16

It’s not too late to change

It’s not too late to change

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17

When impatience wins

When impatience wins

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18

Who can you count on?

Who can you count on?

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19

Bite your tongue

Bite your tongue

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20

“But God, what if I did this?”

“But God, what if I did this?”

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21

No more excuses

No more excuses

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22

You can’t unsee this

You can’t unsee this

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23

I don’t want to be here anymore

I don’t want to be here anymore

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24

The long road to an overnight success

The long road to an overnight success

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25

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

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26

The danger of jealousy

The danger of jealousy

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27

Why do my motives even matter?

Why do my motives even matter?

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28

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

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29

How to choose between competing loyalties

How to choose between competing loyalties

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30

How to have joy in hard times

How to have joy in hard times

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31

I never thought I’d do that

I never thought I’d do that

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32

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

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33

When you want revenge

When you want revenge

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34

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

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35

When revenge kills

When revenge kills

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36

How to prevent regret

How to prevent regret

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37

Between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place?

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38

How to get your next big thing

How to get your next big thing

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39

What happens when your plans fall apart?

What happens when your plans fall apart?

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40

Who to blame when things go wrong

Who to blame when things go wrong

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41

Disobedience always has consequences

Disobedience always has consequences

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