Not If, But When

Work in Progress – Week #1

Not If, but When

James 1:2-4

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:1-2

Isolation is only one step away from destruction

We cannot be healed until we get real

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3

The more we walk with Jesus, the more our endurance builds up

We need to be willing to let other people walk with Jesus at their own pace and build up their endurance

Just because I’ve messed up doesn’t mean that I’m messed up

If you’re a Christian, our identity comes from our heavenly father, not our earthly failure

So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:4

“Do more” never works

Maturity is not based on more activity but rather deliberate honesty

2 prayers to start praying:

1. “God, help me see things from Your perspective. God, let me see as You see

2. God, show me who can help me see things from Your perspective