In Curt Landry’s message Change Your Thoughts Change Your World, he speaks to the congregation about the changes that they will see after they change their thoughts. He follows the life of Timothy, who struggled with fear.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” –2 Timothy 1:7
“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” –2 Timothy 1:6
Curt goes on to expound on the idea of gifts by explaining that as we surrender to the gifts God has given us, those assets and talents will make room for us to do great things for the Kingdom.
“A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” – Proverbs 18:16
He goes on to share that when we decide to activate the gifts that God has given us, contention will come. Having a plan on the way we share that gift can make a major difference in the way in which it is received.
“A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.” – Proverbs 18:19
Next Curt covers four main points:
- We must first identify the enemy and its root in order to remove it.
- What is the open door or the source of the enemy’s entrance into the relationship?
- Could it be so simple as all people have an innate fear of change? A natural resistance to change is common to fallen humanity.
- Jesus was dealing with bad habits and patterns that had distorted honoring your father and mother.
Curt then walks the congregation through the typical behaviors of the Orphan and Poverty spirit.
- Needs to compete and stand out
- Or turns inward and chooses to isolate and remain completely independent
- Fear and insecurity and constant need of reassurance from leadership
- Performance oriented. Always judging others weaknesses.
- Chronic long term lack. No matter how much money they make, the cycle doesn’t break.
- Thinks they have to give all of their work away.
- Refuses to pay others their labor. You think you win when you get something for free.
- Doesn’t tithe or bring offerings to the Lord.
- Resents wealthy people.
- A habit of making poor financial choices.
- Criticizes someone for spending money that they have.
Join the congregation as they choose to be set free from the enemy at the root, as they choose to break off the orphan and poverty spirit that has held them back in the past.
-God is gathering great gifts in small clusters. So that He can bring forth new wine.
-Trials always test the gift.
-I acknowledge and I’m ready to change…