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Day 4 – Dealing With Your Heart

Part 2 – Obstacles (continued)

The Obstacle of Worry – Matthew 6:25-34 & Philippians 4:4-9

  • As disciples we sin when we worry about finances
  • Worry is a result of lack of faith
  • Ways to overcome worry:
    • Prayer
    • Rejoice always
    • Be thankful in all situations

The Obstacle of Laziness – Signs of Laziness according to Solomon

  • The Sluggard
    • Proverbs 6:9-11, 19:15, 20:13, 26:14
  • Oversleeping and eating to much
    • Proverbs 13:4, 15:19
  • Not accomplishing goals, something always getting in the way
    • Proverbs 19:24, 26:13
  • Making excuses
    • Proverbs 20:4
  • Unwilling to work hard
    • Proverbs 6:6
  • Results of laziness
    • Poverty – Proverbs 10:4, 12:24
  • Overcome laziness by hard work
    • Proverbs 14:23

Questions

  1. What do I worry about? How will I overcome it?
  2. How does worry affect my relationship with God?
  3. What signs of laziness do I need to overcome? Be specific.
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