Develop Self-Control To Rise Higher With God | Victoria Osteen

Develop Self-Control To Rise Higher With God | Victoria Osteen


>>VICTORIA OSTEEN: THANK YOU, LORD. HALLELUJAH. YOU GUYS SOUND GREAT. YOU MAY BE SEATED. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE MAKING SOME DECISIONS OR PLANS ON WHAT YOU WANNA ACHIEVE FOR 2017? AMEN. SETTING SOME GOALS. MAYBE YOU’RE GONNA BREAK SOME HABITS, CHANGE A FEW THINGS AROUND, YOU KNOW? YOU’RE EXCITED. SOMETHING IS STIRRING IN YOUR SPIRIT. YOU’RE THINKING, “I CAN DO THIS. THIS IS GREAT. THIS IS A POSSIBILITY,” YOU KNOW? HOWEVER YOU ANSWERED THAT QUESTION, YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS YOU’RE FEELING ON THE INSIDE? IT’S YOUR POTENTIAL. IT’S WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED, BUT IT’S WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH. YOU SEE, WITH–INSIDE OF EACH ONE OF US IS GREAT POTENTIAL. GOD HAS PUT IT ON THE INSIDE OF US. WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PRODUCE MORE THAN WE’RE PRODUCING RIGHT NOW. WE CAN ALL GO TO NEW LEVELS WITH GOD. WE CAN ALL WALK IN A GREATER ANOINTING. WE CAN ALL DO MORE FOR GOD. I’M REALLY SAFE TO SAY THAT WE ALL HAVE THIS CAPACITY TO DO MORE. WE HAVE MORE INSIDE OF US, BUT HOW DO WE GET WHAT’S IN US OUT OF US? BY SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL. JOEL PRAYS IT OVER US EVERY WEEK IN THE SERVICE. HE PRAYS THAT WE WILL HAVE FOCUS, DISCIPLINE, SELF-CONTROL. AS WE ALL STAND WITH OUR ARMS UP, WE RECEIVE IT BECAUSE WE KNOW WE NEED IT. WE NEED IT IF WE’RE GONNA DEVELOP THE POTENTIAL ON THE INSIDE OF US. YOU SEE, WHEN WE HAVE STRONG DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL, IT BUILDS OUR INNER MAN. AND WHEN YOU HAVE A STRONG INNER MAN, YOU CAN PRODUCE A STRONG OUTER MAN. WE ALL CAN HAVE IT BECAUSE IT’S A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF GOD, AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE MORE LIKE GOD. WE’RE SUPPOSED TO GO AFTER THE THINGS OF GOD. GOD SAID, “YOU CAN HAVE THIS BECAUSE I’VE ALREADY GIVEN IT TO YOU.” YOU JUST HAVE TO DEVELOP IT. YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE IT SO THAT THAT POTENTIAL THAT’S IN YOU CAN COME OUT. YOU SEE, DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL PUTS A DEMAND ON OUR INNER MAN. AS SIMPLE AS THAT. IT PUTS A DEMAND AND A STRAIN ON OUR INNER MAN, YOU KNOW? IT’S JUST LIKE EXERCISE. IF YOU DON’T PUT A DEMAND ON YOUR MUSCLE, THEY WON’T GROW. DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL PUTS A DEMAND ON THAT INNER MAN, CAUSES IT TO BE STRONG. LISTEN TO WHAT IT SAYS IN PROVERBS 25:8. IT SAYS, “WHOEVER HAS NO RULE OVER HIS OWN SPIRIT IS LIKE A CITY WITH BROKEN DOWN WALLS.” YOU SEE, IN THOSE DAYS WALLS REPRESENTED STRENGTH. BEHIND THOSE STRONG WALLS WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE PROTECTED. YOU SEE, WHEN THE ENEMY SAW A CITY WITH STRONG WALLS, WITH ITS GATES CLOSED, IT WAS NOT ABLE TO ENTER INTO THAT CITY AND HARM THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GET IN, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE EVEN HAD MADE SURE THOSE WALLS WERE STRONG. THEY PARTICIPATED IN KEEPING THE WALLS STRONG, AND THOSE BOUNDARIES DIDN’T LEAVE THEM EXPOSED. AND SEE, TODAY YOUR SELF-DISCIPLINE, YOUR SELF-CONTROL, WHEN YOU EXERCISE THAT, IT REPRESENTS STRENGTH IN YOUR LIFE. IT DOESN’T LEAVE YOU EXPOSED TO ALL THE ENEMY’S TACTICS, ALL THE TEMPTATIONS, ALL THE WAY HE WANTS TO GET YOU OFF COURSE. SEE, WHEN YOU RULE OVER YOUR SPIRIT, WHICH IS YOUR INNER MAN MAKING THE DECISIONS, YOU ARE STRONG. YOU CAN RESIST. THE ENEMY CAN’T JUST COME IN AND DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, BECAUSE YOU’VE ERECTED SOME WALLS IN YOUR LIFE. YOU SEE, PAUL CALLS IT THE FLESH. SEE, THE FLESH WANTS TO MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS. THE FLESH WANTS TO TELL YOU WHAT’S GOOD. IT WANTS TO RUN WILD. IT DOESN’T WANNA BE UNDER CONTROL. IT WANTS NO BOUNDARIES. SEE, THE FLESH WANTS TO RULE YOU. THAT’S YOUR FEELINGS, YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR THOUGHT LIFE. IT WANTS TO RULE YOU. IT DOESN’T WANT TO BE UNDER CONTROL OF THE SPIRIT MAN. SEE, THAT’S WHERE THE CONFLICT COMES IN. YOU’VE GOT YOUR SPIRIT MAN, AND YOU’VE GOT YOUR FLESH, AND THERE IS THIS STRUGGLE. BUT YOU HAVE TO SAY, “NO, I’M NOT GONNA LET THE FLESH RUN WILD, BUT I’M GONNA PUT IT UNDER CONTROL WITH MY STRONG SPIRIT MAN.” SEE, THE FLESH WILL EAT THREE BOWLS OF ICE CREAM. THE FLESH WILL SPEND MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE. THE FLESH IS EASILY OFFENDED. THE FLESH WILL SAY WHAT IT WANTS TO AND CAUSE AN ARGUMENT. THE FLESH IS LAZY. IT WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT SELF-CONTROL AND DISCIPLINE ARE A BAD THING. IT’S A NEGATIVE IN YOUR LIFE. I WANT YOU TO SAY THIS, “OH, HAVE TO BE DISCIPLINED TODAY. THIS IS WHAT I CAN’T DO. THIS IS WHAT I CAN’T EAT. THIS IS WHAT I CAN’T SPEND.” SEE, THAT’S WHAT THE FLESH WANTS YOU TO THINK: IT’S A BAD THING. BUT CAN I TELL YOU THAT DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL ARE NOT OUR ENEMIES, BUT THEY’RE OUR WEAPONS. THEY’RE THE TOOLS GOD GAVE US TO SUCCEED AND TO REACH THIS FULL POTENTIAL. SEE, DISCIPLINE SHOULD SAY THIS, “I’M NOT GONNA SIT ON THE COUCH ALL DAY AND WATCH TV. I’M A PRODUCTIVE PERSON. I’M GONNA GET WITH IT. I’M GONNA GET BUSY.” THE SPIRIT SAYS THIS, “MAN, I’M BUDGETING MY MONEY BECAUSE I’VE GOT GOALS. I’VE GOT SOME THINGS I’M GONNA DO IN THIS LIFE. I’M GONNA REACH MY GOALS. I’M NOT GONNA LIVE AT A DEFICIT ALL THE TIME, BUT I’M GONNA LIVE IN AN OVERFLOW STATE. SO I’M NOT GONNA RUN OUT AND SPEND EVERYTHING THAT MY EYES SEE. I AM SELF-CONTROLLED.” SEE, THE FLESH WANTS YOU TO EAT EVERYTHING. IT WANTS YOU TO NOT TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEMPLE, BUT DISCIPLINE SAYS, “LISTEN, THIS IS MY BODY. THIS IS WHAT GOD GAVE ME. I’M GONNA PUT GOOD STUFF IN. I’M GONNA REST. I’M GONNA TAKE CARE OF MY BODY. I’M GONNA EXERCISE. THIS IS WHAT’S GETTING ME AROUND, AND I WANT IT TO LOOK GOOD, AND I WANNA FEEL GOOD IN IT,” RIGHT? LISTEN, IF YOU HAD A ROLLS ROYCE, YOU WOULDN’T PUT THE CHEAPEST GAS YOU COULD FIND IN IT. CAN I TELL YOU YOU’RE DRIVING AROUND IN A PRETTY DARN GOOD-LOOKING VEHICLE? YOU NEED TO PUT THE GOOD STUFF IN. SELF-CONTROL. DISCIPLINE IS NOT YOUR ENEMY. IT’S YOUR FRIEND. EVERY TIME YOU CHOOSE DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING? NO TO THE ENEMY. “NO, YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR WAY IN MY LIFE.” YOU’RE BUILDING THOSE WALLS. YOU’RE BECOMING STRONG, FORTIFIED. YOU’RE NOT JUST LETTING ANY OLD THING HAVE ITS WAY IN YOUR LIFE. WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR MINDSETS. WE HAVE TO THINK AT A HIGHER CAPACITY. SEE, SELF-CONTROL IS A GIFT FROM THE SPIRIT. NOW, CAN I TELL YOU SOME PEOPLE CAN DISCIPLINE THEMSELVES BETTER THAN OTHERS? YOU KNOW WE’VE GOT ALL KINDS OF DISPOSITIONS AND PERSONALITIES, AND SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND IT EASIER. SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND IT A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT. YOU MAY HAVE TO REALLY IDENTIFY SOME THINGS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU IF YOU ARE EASILY DISCIPLINED, AND YOU ARE EASY AT THAT, THERE’S EIGHT OTHER FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT YOU MIGHT NEED TO CHECK INTO: PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS. THERE’S ALWAYS SOME POTENTIAL CALL IT OUT TO YOU. THERE’S ALWAYS GONNA BE A DEMAND ON YOUR INNER STRENGTH. LISTEN TO WHAT IT SAYS IN HEBREWS 12:11. IT SAYS, “NO DISCIPLINE AT THE TIME SEEMS PLEASANT, BUT LATER ON IT WILL PRODUCE A GREAT HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.” DISCIPLINE PRODUCES A HARVEST IN YOUR LIFE. IT DOES SOMETHING FOR YOU. IT’S YOUR FRIEND. SEE, WE NEED TO THINK MORE ABOUT THE LATER ON. YOUR FLESH, YOUR FEELINGS, WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE RIGHT NOW. IT DOESN’T WANNA TELL YOU ABOUT THE LATER ON. IT WANTS TO TELL YOU WHAT’S GONNA FEEL GOOD RIGHT NOW, WHAT’S EASY RIGHT NOW, THE EASY WAY OUT RIGHT NOW. BUT SEE, YOUR POTENTIAL IS SAYING, “STEP BACK AND THINK ABOUT THE LATER ON. HOW DO YOU WANNA FEEL LATER ON?” THE FLESH ALWAYS GIVES TEMPORARY PLEASURE. IT ALWAYS TALKS TO YOU ABOUT THE TEMPORARY, BUT DISCIPLINE TALKS TO YOU ABOUT THE ETERNAL, THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. CAN I ENCOURAGE EVERY ONE OF US THAT YOU’VE GOT GREAT TREASURE ON THE INSIDE OF YOU? 2017 IS GONNA BE YOUR YEAR. YOU HAVE DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL. IT’S A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. YOU JUST GOTTA EXERCISE IT. LET IT PUT A DEMAND ON YOUR INNER STRENGTH AND YOUR INNER MAN. SOME OF YOU MAY NEED TO JUST IDENTIFY A COUPLE AREAS, YOU KNOW? IT’S DIFFICULT TO FIX EVERYTHING AT ONCE, RIGHT? BUT WHEN WE IDENTIFY AN AREA OR TWO THAT WE REALIZE MAYBE NEED TO BE BUILT UP, MAYBE NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED, MAYBE YOU JUST NEED TO CLOSE SOME GATES, MAYBE YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF SOME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING IN. LET GO OF THE FEW PEOPLE THAT ARE BREAKING DOWN YOUR WALLS, BREAKING DOWN YOUR INNER STRENGTH. SEE, MAYBE YOU JUST NEED TO IDENTIFY AND ASK GOD, “GOD, HELP ME.” HE WANTS TO WALK WITH YOU. HE WANTS TO HELP YOU FOCUS ON IT AND LET THAT SELF-CONTROL AND DISCIPLINE BRING A GREAT HARVEST IN YOUR LIFE, AMEN? AMEN. GOD IS GOOD, AND HE’S GOOD ALL THE TIME.>JOEL: THANKS FOR WATCHING THE MESSAGE. I HOPE IT INSPIRED AND UPLIFTED YOU. MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE TO STAY CONNECTED. THERE ARE NEW MESSAGES EVERY WEEK. WE LOVE YOU AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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61 Comments

  1. Develop self-control to rise higher with God.
    Who always believe there is VICTORY in the message of Jesus …FROM OUR OWN VICTORIA OSTEEN.
    Africa Kenya in the house

  2. Thank father for keep me out harm way. For giving me rest too my body.Father it you are safe my married or not let u will be done. Thank u.

  3. Please increase my self control over Terry Lord Jesus..and my loose lips hurting Andy. Please forgive me for my sins.
    I rebuke the enemy trying to lead me astray through fleshly sins.. in the name of Jesus I pray..Amen

  4. Amen. God blessing to you and your family in JESUS Name. PROVERBS 25: 28. Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self -control. JOB 36: 10. He opened also their ear to discipline and commandeth that they return from iniquity. Love Everyone. God is Love.

  5. Thank you lord Jesus for all your blessings around me keep showing me the right way and blessed me with miracles and blessed me with the Holy oil on my for head and break ever curse and every chain I want to achieve my goal of getting Married and find the right women in my life

  6. Phillipians 4:13 We all can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens each & everyone of us. Thank you so very very much, Co-Pastor Victoria💗👍, for your always wonderful & beautiful messages!:) May God bless YOU, your excellent husband, your Son & Daughter, Joel Osteen Ministries, Lakewood Church, & everyone of you who has supported all of them in the most unconditional loving name of Jesus. Amen.😇🙌

  7. I LOOOOOOVE THIS. I AM CERTAIN PAPA GOD BROUGHT ME TO HEAR THIS TODAY. GOOD MORNING🤗❤…I Adore Victoria!!

  8. 2 Timothy 1:7 for God has NOT given me (name) a spirit of fear but of LOVE POWER and A SOUND MIND (self-control) in CHRIST JESUS ❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  9. I think most of us needs to gift our spirit with some self control today. I know i do and I'll try my best with the help of God. Thanks for the beautiful message Lady Pastor Victoria Osteen🙏♥

  10. Dear brothers and sisters i greet you in our Lord Jesus Christ
    Four years ago, I began to engage in faith. I started here in Croatia in the catholic church to visit mass and to read The Holy Scriptures. Very early on, I noticed that what is taught and practiced in the catholic church contradicts the Holy Scriptures and what Jesus taught us. In addition, some things in the Holy Bible were unclear to me and raised additional questions and doubts, such as:
    – If our God is the God of love and justice, why are we punished for the sins of Adam? Doesn't that contradict the principles of love and justice? An earthly father who is full of faults and weaknesses would not do such a thing, then how can we think such a thing about our Perfect Father?

    – How can a loving father throw his child forever in the hell? That also contradicts these principles. And besides, in 1 Timothy 2; 3 + 4: "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
    So, if this were really so, that in spite of His will, people will be brought forever to hell and not saved, this would mean that He can not enforce His will and thus He is not the omnipotent God, if we follow these doctrines believe.

    – Why does it say in some passages that Jesus is the Son of God, in others the Son of Man and in others that He and God are one?

    Although I kept going to the Catholic Mass, at home I no longer practiced the prayers of the catholic church, but started talking like a child to my Father (Matthew 6: 7 + 8 ). After a short while, I got the answer to everything. He guided me through a friend of my mother to the revelations of Bertha Dudde. Now I know that the Bible does not contradict itself. God can not contradict himself. The truth is not in the word, in the letter, but in the understanding, in the interpretation of it. Now I know that Jesus is God and our Father in heaven, and I understand all the processes and contexts, and through this I have come to know that He is the perfect Love and not the strict, punitive God. As he promised us in John 14; 21: "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. "
    16; 12 + 13: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. "
    16; 25: "These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. "
    In the revelations of Bertha Dudde, His promise was fulfilled, just as every other of His promises was and will be fulfilled, for He never quits (Titus 1: 2) because His word is truth (John 17; 17) and all that will happen is what He said has (Hebrews 10; 23, Ezekiel 12; 25:28, etc.)

    My loved brothers and sisters, I ask you not to blindly believe me, but as written in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 verses 19-21: " Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. "
    Before you begin to look, go into prayer and ask our Father Jesus Christ for enlightenment to put you in your heart, whether that's really His word or not. Do not read with your mind or knowledge, but with your heart, for knowledge (knowledge, understanding) puffeth up, love (heart) edifieth (1 Corinthians 8: 1), for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life (2 Corinthians 3: 6).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFK2kg6Qs0M&t=144s

    My dear brothers and sisters, the situation in Christianity is alarming, frightening and very sad and for that very reason the end is near, the time is up. Only in a very small part are the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5; 22) recognizable, and thus only a very few truly belong to Christ, for only those who enjoy the fruits and grow in them are of his (Romans 8: 9).
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…" Hosea 4; 6
    I wish you a blessed day my beloved brothers and sisters, May the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ shine through your heart and lead you into the truth.

  11. A fruit of the Spirit ,Yes Amen to Sermon thank you Victoria you're awesome love to the Lake wood family ❤️ in Jesus holy name .

  12. It doesn't matter what they say to me now /
    the fact is you Resurrection has created my style/
    you gave your son up just to wash away my sins /
    gave me strength on those days where I didn't want to live/
    you held me down when I was boasting all is Vanity/
    loved me perfectly and brought me back to sanity/
    I want to thank you right now for truly understanding me/
    for everything I worked for and everything you handed me/
    And i apologize for every time I lost it /
    for doubting your true strength when I become exhausted /
    I try my hardest now to live for your name/
    and look to you for the answers instead of dope for the pain/
    I'm loyal to my king when I'm flipping up the script now/
    I love my enemies enough to let them sit down/
    I'm learning new things from you everyday
    And there's a million things I like now but nothing I hate/

    7ven 3irty

    Thank you for inspiring me victoria. God bless♡

  13. I pray the body of Christ will start looking more like a body and a team in these last days. We all are capable, we all have abilities, and we all have gifts! We aren’t meant to just go to church

  14. God can open doors you never even knew were there. Do more for him for the right reasons and he will move mountains for u….

  15. Wowwwwww thank you for reposting this :)))) ❤❤❤ this shows the connection you and Victoria both clearly have with God, the body of Christ and its directional needs, and the gospel. Now I can't decide whether I would consider Lisa or Victoria as my spiritual mother they have both lead me so profoundly in the word and in ny walk with God since I started going to Lakewood. Glory to God. He is doing such incredible things in the kingdom!!!!

  16. Amen! 💖 thank u Lord for your word 🙏 always talking to us taking care of us 💖 we love you Jesus 🙌 help us be disciplined 🙏

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