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In this message, Michael Anthony talks about choosing faith over fear. It’s time that we think deeply about our doubts and fear. Many would say that the opposite of faith is doubt or unbelief. In actuality, it is fear.
We as Christians need to evaluate what it means to walk with God in faith. We need to be real, authentic, organic and focus on having Christ at the center of everything we do. We don’t have to be afraid of God not showing up. Once you trust in Him and walk in faith with Him, He will provide you with the guidance and strength. All circumstances in life are an opportunity to live by faith.
In order to help live by faith, you need to surround yourself with “sages” and “sojourners” who are on the same track and path that you are on. They will help keep you accountable, challenge you, and help you navigate through life in a Godly and Christ-focused way.
Remember, fear will cause you to live without faith. Don’t fall victim to having “fake faith.” Don’t just recite scripture and information. Put it all into practice, and implement it into your life.
For more about living without fear, check out “Overcoming Your Fear of Rejection” and “Secret Weapon” Charged, Fired Up, Fearless & Fruitful”
In this message, Michael Anthony presents the four core ways that you can live a limitless life for God. He breaks down the acronym of “FHAS.”
F – Focus
H – Hunger
A – All-out Action Plan
S – Sages
Michael focuses on the limitless life of the Apostle Paul and how he continued to live for God even while being imprisoned. Paul understood that his life was not based on his circumstances. He spent every day while on house arrest serving and worshiping God. We as Christians need to remain faithful to God even in the midst of our circumstances. Even in the trials, we can continue to live and serve Christ. Be bold to speak the truth in love. We have a fantastic opportunity to be BOLD and to share the great news of Christ. You need the be PASSIONATE about serving God and sharing the Gospel. Don’t get caught up in the worldly desires but live to serve a limitless life for God.
All throughout Scripture, we see that the Apostle Paul is focused on his ministry of sharing and spreading the Gospel. He was HUNGRY to serve and devoted his life to sharing the good news. He also had an ALL OUT ACTION PLAN. His entire life was focused on the Gospel. He was always in action even when he was in negative circumstances. He also looked up to Jesus as a sage. Jesus was the core of the Apostle Paul’s life.
Get involved. Begin standing up and speaking out for Jesus. Develop your focus, hunger, action plan, and surround yourself with sages. You absolutely can be used by God powerfully. Regardless of what your circumstances are you can live a life that glorifies and honors him.
To read more about being limitless, check out “Don’t Limit Yourself — You Can Catch God”
In this message, Michael Anthony speaks about how you can control the circumstances in life. We have two ways we can handle circumstances. We can either be reactive or proactive. Being reactive to circumstances means we allow the “thuds” of life to happen to us and we have to choose to react to those events after they happened. To be proactive is to plan ahead for unplanned circumstances to make sure you are prepared when they occur.
Are you proactive or reactive? How would life change if you planned ahead for life’s unplanned circumstances and situations?
Listen in as Michael talks about the Apostle Paul and how he chose to make the most of being under house arrest. He knew that he still had a purpose and a mission to fulfill. Even under house arrest, he continued to proclaim God and worship him.
Next time that you are in the midst of a “thud” in life, remember the Apostle Paul. Make the best out of the situation and plan accordingly to avoid it from happening again.
To read more about how to avoid circumstances, check out “It’s Not About the Hand You’ve Been Dealt — A Huge Lesson From MLK Jr.”
In our second message in the series “Heroes and Underdogs”, Next Steps Pastor, Joe Ercoli teaches on the story of Abraham, to demonstrate that anyone can be used by God