Joyce Meyer - Do What You Know to Do
Well, thank you so much for joining us today. I really pray that you will enjoy the teaching and that you will receive it as something that God really wants you to learn. Today I wanna talk to you about doing what you know to do.
To be honest, sometimes I get to the point with some people where I just simply don't know what to tell them anymore because they just keep having the same problems with the same things and you've told 'em and told 'em and told 'em and they just keep coming back wanting you to tell them something else.
And I finally, I just, toward the end of last year, I thought, "You know what? What's left to tell people except do what you know to do". And I know when I say that there's some pushback from some people, "Well, you just don't understand what I'm going through and you don't understand how hard it is".
And I do understand because I've been through it. But unless I'm wrong, and I'm willing to be corrected if I am, for the life of me I can't figure out why God would tell us to do something and then not give us the ability to do it.
So I think to say, "I can't," just is not a correct answer. Maybe somebody needs to get some counseling, maybe they need some help from somebody else, you know, I'm not saying that we all get help one way, but if God says I can be free then I can be free. And if He says I can forgive then I can forgive.
And so, I think maybe we just need to realize that ultimately we're gonna need to do what God tells us to do in His Word and what He puts in our heart and that there is no other answer. We're not gonna get a different answer from God if we put it off for 5 years. It's gonna be the same thing.
So I believe that doing what we know to do, and I really wanna press that today to all of you watching by tv, it's time to do what you know to do.
"I know I eat too much sugar, but".
"Well, I know I should get my finances in order, but".
"Well, I know I need to forgive, but".
"I know I shouldn't stay angry, but".
"Well, I know God wants me to apologize and make things right, but".
And that's the kind of stuff we've gotta stop. I mean, honestly and truly, what do you think? I mean, is there really anything left to tell somebody? I mean, sometimes we're over educated.
It's, like, how many times do we need to hear a message on the importance of forgiving people before we're gonna do it? How many times do we need to hear a message about the importance of giving and being generous to finance the gospel before we're gonna do it?
"Oh, we're gonna do it when we get our next raise". "We're gonna do it when we get out of debt". No, chances are, you'll never get that raise or ever get out of debt if you don't start doing it now.