Steven Furtick — It Didn’t Look Like a Gift... At First
So, give me that bag. Follow me around. You follow me with that bag? I want you to go into situations this week... Can I use you? You don't look so sure. It's those situations in your life, that require extra grace. Those people in your life, one author called it EGR people - Extra Grace Required people. Do not make eye contact with the person you came to church with right now, that would be the worst thing you could do. And I want you to take the situation in your life this week, that the the grind. And in your mind, I want you to see it as a gift.
So I got a whole bag of bows. Don't you take the situation this week, that you've been asking God to take away anymore, and when that person comes your way, then fries your soul to the marrow of its essence. Oh, God, how many of you just had a flash image of who they are? Put a bow on them. In your mind now, don't do it, don't do it really, yeah you know that might, but that person, that you got a deal with, and you can't make them go away, but I want to find, here it is: the gift in the grind. Oh, thank you, annoying person, thank you long drive to work, I've been needing to listen to my audio Bible, that is on my iPhone app. And you just gave me 37 extra minutes to do it! What a gift! It's the gift in the grind!