Upgrade your view of you. God doesn’t see you through the lens of your mistakes. He sees you through the lens of grace. But it’s not how God sees you that determines where you end up, it’s how you THINK He sees you. This is an excerpt from “My Maker Is My Mirror.” To watch the full message from @elevationchurch, click here:    • My Maker Is My Mirror | Pastor Steven…   #faith #peace #hope #stevenfurtick #elevationchurch Chapters: 0:00 – God Wants To Show You Something 3:54 – My Maker Is My Mirror 6:00 – How Does God See You? 8:24 – You Are Not What Happened To You 10:44 – What Mirror Will You Believe? 13:44 – Running From Who You Are Scripture References: Joshua 14, verses 6-13 Colossians 1, verse 15 Exodus 2, verse 14

the Lord has heard the questions you’ve


asking he’s seen the struggle you’ve

been facing and he wants to give you

something today to see it in a different

light Joshua chapter 14 a very pivotal

scripture for the nation of Israel and

for us as Joshua gives the inheritance

that God promised so many centuries ago

to the people who were walking into the

land and as he’s dividing up the

different Parcels or the Lots casting

lots to decide which tribe will live on

what lot one person takes initiative

named Caleb and I want to read you his

speech that he made to Joshua cuz he’s

trying to convince him that he’s

supposed to live in a certain place and

so he’s going to tell him some things

from his resume and he’s also going to

tell him some things and reflect on some

things that have happened and I want you

to ease drop on it today Joshua 14 verse

6 then the people of Judah came to

Joshua at gilgal and Cale the son of

Jeff I’m so sorry I got to put this in

here I wonder if it’s significant that

it’s Judah because that represents

praise in the Bible and I wonder if

there’s something about praise that

helps us to take possession of the

promises of God I just wonder that out

loud in your presence today I’m not sure

but I wonder if some of the problems

that you’ve been focusing on if you

could get in a place of Praise You might

see the solution clearly


today we never going to make it through

the next eight verses if we keep


so start over then the people of Judah

came to Joshua gilgal and Caleb the son

of jauna the kenite said to him you know

what the Lord said to Moses the man of

God in Kadesh barnea concerning you and

me I was 40 years old when Moses the

servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh

barnea I was just a young man just 40

years old as very


very youthful age I was 40 years old

when Moses sent us to spy out the land

and I brought him word again as it was

in my heart but my brothers who went up

with me made the heart of the people

melt yet I wholly followed the Lord my

God I didn’t let it get to me I didn’t

let it get in me what they said and

Moses swore on that day saying surely

the land on which your foot has trotten

shall be an inherit an for you and your

children forever because you have wholly

followed the Lord my God and now

behold behold the Lord has kept me alive

just as he said these 45 years since the

time that’s a long time to wait for a

promise to come to pass that’s a long

time to suffer for somebody else’s

Disobedience 45 years I survived the

Wilderness it’s been 45 years since the

time that that the Lord spoke this word

to Moses while Israel walked in the

wilderness and now behold I am this day

85 years old I am still as strong today

85 and still

flexing I’m still as strong today as I

was in the day that Moses sent me my

strength now is as my strength was then

for war and for going and coming so now

somebody shout now it’s been a long time

coming but now give me this hill country

of which the Lord spoke on that day for

you heard on that day how the anakim

were there with great fortified cities

it may be that the Lord will be with me

and I shall drive them out just as the

Lord said and then Joshua blessed him

and he gave Hein to Caleb the son of

jauna for an inheritance well look at

your neighbor and give them my title and

then I want to share a lesson with you

look at him and first of all say you

look am amazing look amazing tell them

you’ve never looked better you never

better and now tell them say I

appreciate that I

appreciate but my maker is my mirror my

maker is my

mirror they didn’t get it look at the

next person say I appreciate it I

appreciate it but my maker my is my

mirror my mirror thank you Lord for

illumination of your word in Jesus name

amen amen well let’s give him one more

shout as we take our seat

amen that wasn’t really a shout it was

more of a

murmur I going to teach you how to shout

one day like you do when your kids don’t

clean up do that but for the


amen it’s great that we get to see how

God makes a

nation he’s forming a nation he said I

want a people that can present me to the

world and he didn’t do it the typical

way because if you wanted to have a

great nation you would pick a rich one a

wealthy one and yet instead of making a

nation that was already great greater

God found a man who was too old to have

kids with a wife who was Barren in her

womb and created a great nation out of

an impossible

situation I am preaching so hard already

and I’m trying to Throttle Down but this

is a message in itself is that when God

found Abram this was before he had a

consonant in His Name the artist

formerly known as Abram he went on to be

Abraham he was the father of many

nations but when God called him his

stuff wasn’t even working anymore and

the reason I’m telling you that is

because sometimes God will speak

something over your life and you will

look in the mirror and not see


it he’ll speak something in your soul

and you’ll look in the mirror and you

won’t see it which is so important to

know that it’s not how God sees you that

determines where your life ends up if it

had been Moses wouldn’t have died in the

wilderness it’s not how God sees me it’s

how I think God sees me that determines

where I end up I prove it to you all the

way from Genesis chapter 1 remember let

us make man in our

image God needed someone to show the

world what he looked like or else he

would have just been a concept God would

have been an abstract Theory so he made

man and one man to reflect who he was he

needed someone to show his nature

through so he made me and

you and when you insult the product you

insult the

manufacturer which is why it’s good to

know our theology that he made me from

the dust that God took something that

seemed filthy and something that seemed

finite and made something that would

reflect what is


eternal then after making the man he

began to create not only the world the

man but a nation through Abram through

someone who seemed

unlikely and the nation of Israel spent

a whole lot of time trying to figure out

what we spend our whole lives trying to

figure out or at least our teenage years

and our 20s is

like what’s my

identity so what you’re really seeing in

Joshua 14 is not just people getting

some real estate but they’re coming into

their identity their national identity

and it’s hard because they’ve been

through so much and they started from

something so small it’s easy for them to

see themselves according to what they’ve

been through or where they

started and now they’re breaking up

there’s n and a half tribes that get

this land and so Joshua and the priest

they’re they’re shaking this receptacle

this is how they would cast lots they

would take the thing and shake it and

they would have little wood blocks with

with different codes on them and then

they would kind of Shake It Out and what

it fell on that meant this tribe gets

that land and this tribe gets that land

when Caleb interrupts the process he’s

like hold on you’re not going to figure

out where I live by just rolling some

dice okay I got a

promise Moses said now remember Moses

was the one who was supposed to lead the

people into the land but he was unable

to do it and here’s how I would put it

if I were a

preacher he got them out of Egypt but he

never got Egypt out of

them because they were oppressed for you

know 430 years and when you’ve been

under something for any length of time

when you’ve been under the power of any

influence for any length of time that

influence becomes your identity

so now your addiction speaks more to you

about your potential than God’s word

over you than than the prophetic gift

that’s inside of you it happens to all

of us when when you’ve been suffering

from something you can begin to take on

the name of your disease or your issue

trading the name of your creator whose

image you were made of but see it’s it’s

how you see it it’s how you see yourself

and I think I can prove to you if you

give me like 2 and a half minutes that

the the reason the people didn’t go into

the land under Moses was because Moses

never really saw himself in the image of


creator Abram did Abram did even though

he had a hard time getting with it even

though he was like you got any pills for

that or anything like that cuz I’m old

now and even though he had to wait for

Isaac and he messed up in the process

and ended up producing something that

caused him more trouble by Sleeping with

Hagar even though all of that happened

God still called him the father of Faith

the father of many nations and to show

him who he was he he brought him out of

his tent out of his limitation out of

his situation and he said okay here’s

your Revelation here’s your situation

get out of your situation and now look

up preaching to somebody look

up and he said count the Stars if you

can I don’t know how far he got before

he was like what’s the point of God I

can’t you know 343 344 what are you

trying to show me and God said as many

as they are so shall your descendants be

so shall your seed

be so he gives him an image an image not

just an idea but an

image now Colossians 1:15 look it up

real quick says that Jesus is the image

of the invisible God that’s very

powerful that Jesus shows us what what

God is like that the word became flesh

and dwelt Among Us that’s what Jesus is

he is the image of the god that we can’t

see did I get it right Colossians 1:15

that he is the image of the invisible

God this is the challenge for everybody

under the sound of my voice there is a

way that God sees you because he formed

you there is a way that you see you yes

sir there is a way that others see you

and where you go from this point forward

in your life is going to depend on which

mirror you


believe I got all these mirrors in my

house that are messed up and I know

they’re messed up because they keep

showing me my beard is supposed to be

black but I look in those mirrors and

they’re messed up they’re defective I’m

going to take them back to the store

because they keep showing me these gray

patches like I’m 40 years old and I I

started rebuking mirrors in my house you

know these lines coming up under my eyes

and I’m like you are a liar like your

father the devil I cast you back to the

pit of Hell where this inacurate

how many ever looked in a messed up

mirror how many ever had people around

you that made you feel a certain way


yourself when Moses was coming into his

identity and assignment he had to deal

with the fact that he was really living

with two different images of who he was

and remember God is using Moses to

deliver the Israelites out of this


oppression and when Moses first first

starts to act on his impulse he does the

right thing but he does it the wrong way

he defends his people but he does it by

murdering an Egyptian so he’s ahead of

his time and he’s out of his Zone but

he’s doing the right thing but he still

doesn’t know who he is yet and it’s

difficult for him because he doesn’t

really fit in with either group that

he’s living with the Hebrews are the

people he was born from the Egyptians

are the people that he was raised by but

he identifies more with the people that

he was born from than the people he was

raised by so he doesn’t really fit in

and when you don’t really fit in to

either group you end up running that’s

what happened to Moses he he confronted

an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew one

day and he killed him and buried him but

then the next day he went out and saw

two of his brothers fighting and he was

like break it up guys you know we’re

suffering enough from them we don’t we

don’t have to kill each other and this

is in Exodus chapter 2 I want to show it

to you real quick you got it Exodus 2

the men said back to him who has made

you a prince and a judge over us do you

mean to kill me as you have killed the

Egyptian and then Moses was afraid and

thought surely the thing is known and he

ran he ran we don’t really see him in

his next uh stage of his assignment

until 40 years later he ran because he

was to Hebrew to be an Egyptian and to

Egyptian to be a Hebrew and when you

don’t really fit in with either you

don’t know who you are and you spend

years of your life running from who you

really are looking in the mirror of your

last mistake he ran and he ran and he

ran and see the question is the right

one he said who made you wowowow who


you but if you don’t know that you will

hand other people your mirror to show

you who you

are and let me tell you something about

people people would rather Define you by

your worst

mistake what’s crazy about Moses is he

killed a man and there’s only one verse

in the Bible about the

murder now if you let church people

write the

Bible they would have had a whole book

about it would be called The Book of

Moses’s murder the book of Moses’s

mistake the book of Debbie’s divorce the

book of your lowest moment but maybe God

doesn’t see you through the lens of your

mistake maybe he sees you through the

lens of his grace maybe when he looks at

you he sees the finished work of Jesus

Christ have you ever thought about the

fact that if they didn’t make you they

can’t Define you my maker is my

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