Colton Storla 2-10-23
For the video, visit OX Strong Men's MinistriesSaturday, Feburary 11, 2023 Guest Colton Storla - Bing video
A couple life questions that Colton challenged us with.
1) Do you evaluate who you do life with? 2) Is there value in that relationship? 3) Has your success caused you to take your eyes off of God? Where has that led you to?
A couple of facts about Forgiveness.
1) It provides a huge sigh of relief when you receive it. 2) It provides peace. 3) This needs to be a lifetime practice for everyone. 4) God is sovereign. Proverbs 16:9 states that “The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Embrace this truth and it’ll give you peace. 5) Our relationships are fragile. Have you asked the Lord to help you look past your past? The past hurts others have bestowed upon you and the past hurst you’ve bestowed upon others. 6) God is good and forgiving…am I following His example? Am I an example to others? Do they see me as someone who forgives others? 7) Sometimes we have to learn the hard way…but God is always there to make forgiveness available to all involved.
1) You may have good days and bad days, but learn to remain humble through it all. 2) Just remember…others have shown you forgiveness and have shown you support through the good and bad. For Colton it was a coach, other families from his communities, and other loved ones. Choose to extend forgiveness to others. Choose to bring someone under your roof or wing just as others have done for you. 3) Get counseling if forgiving others and or yourself is something you’re struggling with. Internalizing is a common mistake…find godly counsel with whom you can release your pain to. 4) It’s ok to ask “Why?” In doing so it may end up restoring and strengthening your relationship with God and others. 5) Resist peer pressures…seek wisdom at all cost.
1) God is a forgiving God…He sent His Son to suffer in our place and to make forgiveness available to all. 2) We have a big God…And He has a bigger plan. 3) There can be a purpose in our pain. Trust God and His character through it all.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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