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I Can't.....If?

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Minister Aaron Riley is approaching us with being in the right season and able to evangelize !think on these things.


1. To everything there is a season. Define that in your life.

2. Is it a time to speak ?

3. What is over focusing

4. Home, spouse, Children, Work/Business, God, Life where is your focus in all of these
areas?
5. Is our life in order?

6. Going down your checklist are you in oder?

7. How are you going to go forward in Evangelism ? What is your plan?

Ok we have the topic. Let's break it down!
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    Tuesday, April 24 2018, 02:18 PM - #Permalink
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    Min. Riley said something that really got me thinking, he said, "What we're focused on is what we will see." I look at my life and think okay well what am I seeing because that will tell me what I am focused on. Honestly I have been seeing myself as someone that no matter how hard I try, I still fail, at evangelism, at eating right and losing weight, at well right now pretty much everything. It's like I'm trying so hard to see that I am keeping myself from seeing. I don't know, it's crazy. How do you just let God open your eyes so that you can see and let the word become life in your life. I know I can't make the word become life, I have to let it. Yet it's like I still am not seeing what I should be seeing. I had this dream the night before this message. In the dream there was a person telling me to get something out of the top drawer of a dresser so they could hang it on the wall (making space), and I could not see the items the person wanted. I could see all kinds of socks but not the ones they wanted and they got so angry with me and I started to get frustrated and then panicked because the longer it took me to see the angrier they got. I just kept saying I can't see it, I'm trying to see, I'm looking but I can't see. Then finally I looked again and there the socks were that the person wanted and all the stress and panic was gone. I realized that dream showed me how I feel when I can't see or have life in my life in regards to evangelism. I cry out to the Lord so desiring that everything within me would have to talk to everyone I meet. That is what I want desperately and yet I still can't see what is locking me up at times. It doesn't seem to matter how many people tell me what to do and what I even know to do in my head, in the moment when I am standing before a soul, I have to have life in me to give them. I don't want to keep trying to see, I just want to see. I don't want to keep trying to evangelize, I just want that to be who I am everyday, all day. So I could just quit and say forget it, I'm useless so there is no point in even doing anything---but that is not who I am. I'm not a quitter. I may put things on the back burner and not work so hard on it for a while, but I always come back to what needs doing because I refuse to give up. So I've decided to believe that whatever I haven't been seeing, God is opening my eyes to see. And I am evangelist just like everyone else at BAM.
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    Wednesday, April 25 2018, 10:20 AM - #Permalink
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    Fear something that's false appearing real....False evidence appearing real well fear of the unknown what will happen. It's amazing how much Power it has in the moment and how it affects and influences our ability to choose what to say or how to say it and then after the fact we look back and think why did I say that or well that would have been what to say. For me that moment of flipping the switch or crossing the threshold from that conversation without challenge or without crossing the line into the God topic keeping it on the other side. It's like Crossing this invisible line sometimes or all the time fear keeps me on the other side of the line I know God's not giving me that spirit. I know that it very truly is something that's false especially when the person on the other side is in need of truth so what do.

    I'm reminded of the word greater is he that is in me now the challenge is being reminded of that and remembering that when I'm in the moment, not sitting back at my desk with my Bible or in church where I'm comfortable talking about God and then finally I have to realize it's not the person who opposes truth but it really is the enemy that opposes that and he would oppose that whether or not there was someone there or no one there so the person is not who I fight against but it's my perception of the situation what will people think if well people already know. I was talking to a guy in Walmart and use one of my lines my two little one keep me out of trouble and he kind of laughed he's like “you never got into trouble before”

    Well this is true so telling people about God is not going to be the first time they've heard about God and it's not going to be the first time that they've heard that I know God so coming back to just tell him how I've stayed out of trouble how I've kept my life from experiencing the pain of not keeping the Commandments and how that has turned out well yeah life's not always what you plan on but I haven't had to go through what disregarding the Commandments produces and when I have been disobedient I know why things are happening and I know a solution. That's a benefit that's worth talking about and I truly do not have to fear what people would think or say when I tell them how my obedience to God's instructions has made my life better.
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    Wednesday, April 25 2018, 10:58 AM - #Permalink
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    Elder Christy

    I hear you completely and God reminded me of something from my trucking days. I had a trainee that was very proud and haughty. When he got into my truck he said: " I don't need training i was the top of my class in driving school." I felt in my Spirit not to challenge him,(Not what I wanted to do.), He proved to be good at handling the truck. One day we were on a mountain road. Narrow, switch backs, challenging in good conditions. I was sitting in the passenger seat and it began to snow and quickly it became a white out. He began to scream "I can't see! I can 't see!" I told him to stop immediately. He did I got in the seat and began to derive. He continued in panic mode, "You are going to kill us and drive off the mountain!"
    I told him if he would calm down and look carefully he could see where the edges of the road were and I could drive us to a safe pull off. the point is this. God says"I Am" We are made in His image and He created us to "BE" . MP matter what the situation. No matter what the problem, I am complete in God. Now am I still learning and growing ? Absolutely. But at the same time I already am complete. So when it comes to all these things we need to relax back into God. There needs to be no stress. When we are striving, worrying, working so hard to find "The answer" God is saying just relax and you will see clearly through the white out. We already have the answer we just need to spend true intimate time with God and allow Him to reveal it. There is no one thing ot point when you will say " Oh I made it, everything is done. It is a journey that is never ending in this life. However our loving father wants us to "Enjoy the ride". Now how this ties in with I can't ...if . Minister Aaron Riley was really saying we can see what the ifs are that can be taken out of the way to turn I can't into I CAN. My dad used to say, "there is no such word as can't" He was right.

    Pastor Aaron Anderson

    Great testimony! You really said what I said in a different way. O like what you said about getting to the point that we KNOW "Greater is He that is IN me is greater than He that is in the world.in the moment of challenge or peril. I knew that I would be able to navigate the dangerous situation because of 2 things 1. That I had the experience to handle the situation. But more importantly 2. That I knew God would get me through it no matter what. that confidence in our relationship is not because one of us is more special. He WILL take care of any believer. Now to get there we need to believe and then keep an eye on our checklist to keep us on the path. But even if we don't have it "All together" God is there. That is what Grace is all about, faith that He is always there.
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    Wednesday, April 25 2018, 04:39 PM - #Permalink
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    The thought that I had on Sunday about evangelism was that I cannot do it and God didn't make me to talk to people. and then the battle began for the next 2 days, i was ready to call it quits and go back to the old ways. Then I remembered the day that I came to the end on myself in my finances, I was setting on the floor in the corner crying like a 2 year old. Once I got to this point and decided to turn everything over to God then He could move in my life and do what He wanted in my finances. So for me to walk as an evangelist as God wants me to, i need to get to the same place (the end on myself) as I did in my finances, and turn everything over to God so that He can use me the way that He wants to use me in this season of evangelism. I have to humble myself and get into a position where He can grant repentance to me so that my heart can be changed.
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    Wednesday, April 25 2018, 06:23 PM - #Permalink
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    Deacon Heath

    God will bring the ones you can talk to and also improve your testimony. You have the testimony but the ways to get into ti are what I have learned. Seeing the door God opens in every conversation is key. I missed one the other day because I didn't walk through the door when it opened. People will invariably open a door somewhere that we can walk through. It is not complicated you will see it.

    Roll on with Jesus
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    Thursday, April 26 2018, 08:17 PM - #Permalink
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    What am I focused on??????? This is what stood out to me throughout this message. Am I focused on something else rather than what God is doing? God is evangelizing right now. I am either going to be a laborer in the field or a person standing outside the fence watching others work but yet the workers rejoice when the harvest, lost sheep, follow them home. Do we see souls or do we focus on our inadequacies as we leave our comfort zone into the marketplace? If I focus on what my inadequacies are, there is no way I am going to open up my mouth because I am focused on self instead of just doing what God said and that is evangelize. Without His power on the words I speak, there is no point of opening up my mouth. I cannot witness without Him.
    God said to evangelize therefore I must do it!!!
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    Friday, April 27 2018, 01:22 AM - #Permalink
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    Self, that's what keeps me away from evangelism. I put how I'm feeling first and don't think about the next person. I could be at the store and my focus would be, Go in get the things you need and get out. I opened up to my husband yesterday and just started crying because I have been so overwhelm from work. I feel like work takes over my life and after work all I want to do is sleep my life away because I become so drained. I had to apologize to my husband, kids and most importantly God.
    We learn about the armor of God through the devotions Bishop has been sending out, well I didn't have the armor of God on when I came to work. When I began working at my job I was on Fire but with time the fire just went away. I was more focus on me and forgetting about the people. My life was not in order at all. I would cry every night because I didn't like this person I was becoming and at that time I felt I could do nothing to change it.
    Now how can a person full of "Self Worries" evangelize to someone. Like Deacon Heath said I was ready to call it quits. I was ready to quit my job and live under my covers and walk around my pajamas not caring about the next person. But this is not the plan God has for me! I thank God for daily devotions, for a house that prayers for me and for hearing this message. I wasn't in the house Sunday to hear but good thing is available through YouTube. I don't want to be all about self and having pity for myself. People around this world are looking for a person that stands out, a person they can count on. Just like I need help, other need help. Just like I go through things others go through things. I have a cause and that's to help others.
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    Saturday, April 28 2018, 11:05 PM - #Permalink
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    Min. Ryan, your post was exactly where I was, focused on my inadequacies instead of on the souls that are in desperate need of saving. I realized this Wednesday morning as I was spending time in prayer and the Lord led me to a portion of scripture that He wanted me to be reminded of once again. We have to believe Him (have faith) and what He said and not believe what we see of ourselves. That day my mind finally made the shift it needed to and I talked to and prayed with a lady that lives in the building I work (right in the laundry room). We are working on her coming to BAM with me hopefully very soon. And since then I have been opening up and talking to more and more people everyday and it's not me looking for someone to talk to, it's simply becoming who I am. For so long I couldn't see past me to see God doing the work and not me, so I couldn't see the people either. I am so thankful that has changed and every day the word is becoming more and more life in my life. As you said, "God said to evangelize therefore I must do it!!"

    Stephanie, THANK YOU FOR NOT QUITTING!! You are valuable and important. Every hardship you endure, every bad day, is another opportunity to grow. That's what keeps me going when I am really going through it. The point is we go through, we don't stop and stay. Some seasons of our life may seem harder than others but in those times God shows us things and hopefully we learn what we need to not only get through it stronger but to turn around and help someone else.
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    Sunday, April 29 2018, 09:20 AM - #Permalink
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    Stephanie carter

    Once again you have hit the nail on the head for all of us!
    We have been or are all in that spot and it is a continuous decision to put on the armor, and be selfless. Love all the responses this week!
    Father we believe help our unbelief in Jesus name Amen!
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