Because Christ is in me, I am enough — and He’s given me what I need to fulfill the purpose He’s set before me. This is an excerpt from “Talk Yourself Into It”. To watch the full message from @elevationchurch , click here: https: //   • You Are Enough | Steven Furtick   #faith #peace #hope #stevenfurtick #elevationchurch Chapters: 0:00 – How To Walk In Courage 2:15 – A Phrase To Fight The Enemy 4:19 – Christ Is In Me; I Am Enough 6:02 – Speak God’s Promises Over Yourself 9:16 – Talk Yourself Into Peace Scripture References: John 14, verse 27

God has given you his courage. If you
are going to live in courage and purpose

you are going to have to talk yourself
into your purpose. Keep it on your lips.

So, what you need, and I am going to get very
practical now. Because what good is all this

screaming and shouting if the moment it leaves
my lips it leaves your heart? The way that you

keep it is you need a phrase to fight with.
You hear me? Your mind is always going to be

murmuring and muttering. Have you noticed that? It
is always going to be doing it, so what you do is

take control of the conversation by the Spirit of
God. The way you do that is you need a phrase to

fight the devil with. Here is my current phrase
to fight the devil with. This is how I fight

fear because I have a lot of fear. I know I’m not
supposed to. I know I’m the pastor of the church,

but I get scared sometimes. [I get] scared of big
stuff and scared of stupid stuff. I have learned

when I am in a state of fear it is because
I have talked myself into it. If I’ve talked

myself into it then I can talk myself out of it.
There are really only two fears, and they fall

into these categories – fear of falling short and
the fear of running out. Any fear you have in your

life falls into one of those two categories.
If you’re scared to lose the relationship

it’s because you’re afraid of falling short in
someone’s eyes, or you are afraid of running out

of love and if they’re not there you won’t have
love. Every fear that you’ve ever had in your

life falls under those two categories. Fear that
I will fall short, fear that I will not be enough,

or fear that I will run out, and I will not have
enough. Since I know the key to me persevering in

courage, strength, and purpose is to fight back.
You are not going to take the land automatically,

and you are not going to live in
peace and purpose automatically.

I have got a phrase that I use, and it is four
syllables on the front and four syllables on the

back. I did it so you can breathe in four times
and breathe out four times. I do it all the time,

and the devil doesn’t like it. He really really
hates it. I am doing it more and more because I

like to make him mad, and I like to fight
back. I like to let him know he can’t just

keep me down and stuck in the wilderness,
and he’s not going to have my destiny,

and he’s not going to disrupt God’s dream for my
life with discouragement. Every time he rolls up

on me and tries to make my soul downcast I’ve
got something for him because I have trained

for war. He will not keep me out of the land God’s
promised, and he will not keep me from my purpose.

I am going to raise my kids for God, and I am
going to serve God in my generation. I am going

to complete the calling God has placed on my life,
and I am going to move forward in Jesus name. I am

going to build the Kingdom on Earth as it is
in Heaven. I am going to see it come to pass,

so I just do this. I say, ‘Christ is in me.
I am enough.’ Why don’t you try it? Christ

is in me. I am enough. Now, tell your neighbor:
Christ is in you. You are enough. I love people

who absolutely refuse to participate with
everything you do in church. Do they have

a secret meeting before church? Where does this
happen? It’s okay. Let’s go for 97% participation,

okay. I think we’re at about 80%. Touch your
neighbor: Christ is in you. You are enough. Now,

you’ve got to get it in that order. If you say
you are enough first it is only a matter of time

before you find out that is just not true. They
are stronger than you are, but didn’t you hear the

verse, devil? Christ is in me! I am enough! Let’s
take the volume up a little bit. Think about that

fear you have. Look at it and say Christ is in
me. I am enough. Think about what was discouraging

you last night robbing you of your sleep and your
joy. Shout it out: Christ is in me! I am enough!

Now, break it down. If you walk around shouting
like that it is going to cause some trouble for

you at your job. So God tells Joshua, he says
keep it on your lips as the background as the

soundtrack, and take it into any situation that
you face. I love it because God at once gives

him a big destiny – how many of you believe
God has a destiny for you? How many of you

want to believe God has a destiny for you? It’s
kind of hard sometimes because I thought I’d be

there right now, but I am not there. Well he
gives him a big destiny, but he gives him a

small direction. He says to fulfill your destiny
you are going to have to talk yourself into it.

I was flying into Charlotte one time. Did you
get blessed by this word today? I started to

tell you this story about how I was discouraged
and afraid, and while we were landing I opened

my window. I remember it real clearly because the
guy next to me had been sleeping, and he was kind

of mad when I opened the window. I opened it and
looked out, and it was the perfect setting. The

sun was setting, and remember I was afraid and
discouraged. I’m not comparing myself to Joshua.

I didn’t have some kind of grandiose calling God
put me in the Earth to do, but for my calling –

my part to play in the kingdom – I take it very
seriously. I believe God has given me a promise,

and I believe God has given me a purpose. I
believe He desires me to live in peace as I

fulfill that purpose. As we were landing it
was like a scene out of a Thomas Kinkade.

You know what I’m saying? The city of Charlotte
was bathed in the orange sunset, and our church

color was orange. It was also the color of God’s
team the Clemson Tigers. These two things served

to confirm to me that God was working, and I
just felt something. I got my notebook out,

and I started write down as fast as I could write
the impressions I was receiving as we were landing

in Charlotte. I started with this idea: This is
your city. I have given it to you for influence.

Not that it isn’t other people’s city, but God had
called me hear. You made the right decision, etc.

etc. It was about a page and a half of stuff that
I wrote down, and a couple days later I shared it

with our staff. It was encouraging and inspiring,
but the reason I told you that story is because I

have landed in Charlotte many times since then.
Almost every time we land I open up my window

just in case that can happen again. And you know
what? It hasn’t happened like that again ever. I

mean I’ve even gotten my notebook and pen ready
just in case. What I see is buildings. But see

you can’t live in a place where you’re depending
on God to always give you a sunset and a poem.

The sense I get from the Lord is I have already
spoken my promise to you. Now you have to speak it

to yourself. There are some promises in your life
that you have not yet possessed. You are waiting

on somebody, you are waiting on God, or you’re
waiting on a circumstance to align. It’s not going

to happen that way. If you are going to experience
the peace of God it won’t be because God gives it

to you. He’s already given you peace. In John
14:27 when Jesus, like Moses, was preparing His

followers and telling them about the Holy Spirit
that was coming. It was not only going to live

with them but in them. God tells Joshua I am with
you, but God tells you something even better. He

says I am in you! Christ is in me, and I am
more than enough. And He tells his followers,

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I
do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let

your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Do
you see it? Don’t let them be afraid. Why are you

so downcast? Stop listening to your situation and
start preaching to your situation. In the name of

the Lord dry bones will live. In the name of the
Lord the promise will come to pass. So Jesus said

I have given you my peace. Now talk yourself into
it day and night. You need a phrase to fight the

devil with. I’m not afraid anymore. I feel fear,
but I am not afraid. He didn’t say I couldn’t feel

it. He just said I had to face it. He didn’t say
the fear wouldn’t come upon me. He just said that

it shouldn’t define me. C’mon I am preaching to
somebody. You’ve been stuck. You’ve been afraid.

You’ve been terrified. You’ve been worried about
it. You’ve been stressed, but lift your hands in

the presence of the Lord. Christ is in me. I
am enough. Say it again. Christ is in me. I

am enough. One more time. God said it three times
to Joshua, and I want you to say it three times,

too. Christ is in me. I am enough. Now clap your
hands and thank God. Clap your hands and praise

God. Open your mouth and speak praise, speak
peace. I will yet praise him, my Lord and my God.