“HOW TO ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”
OVERCOMING MY FEAR OF COMMITMENT
Pastor Bill Stevenson and Brother Justin Mosher
April 24, 2022
* REVEAL MY _________________
"No one can serve two masters." Matthew 6:24 (NASB)
* SHAPE MY ______________________________
"Your life is shaped by your thoughts." Proverbs 4:23 (GNT)
* DETERMINE MY _____________________
"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? What can a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Mark 8:36-37 (NIV)
II. WHY WE FEAR MAKING COMMITMENTS
FOUR COMMON BARRIERS
1. PAST __________________
2. SELF __________________
"A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."
James 1:8 (KJV)
3. A __________________ FOR INDEPENDENCE
"If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done." Ecclesiastes 11:4 (GN)
III. HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF COMMITMENT
1. ASK GOD FOR _____________________
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5 (NIV)
2. COMPARE THE BENEFITS WITH THE ____________
"It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows." Proverbs 20:25 (NIV)
Jesus: "Don't begin until you count the cost."
Luke 14:27 (LB)
3. ___________________ TO KEEP MY COMMITMENTS
"Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will." Psalm 37:5 (LB)
"It is God who is at work within you, giving you both the will and the power to achieve his purpose."
Philippians 2:13 (PH)
"... God is able to keep that which I've committed unto him..." 2 Timothy. 1:12 (KJV)
"The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)