Nov
07

What Timothy Had that Everybody Needs!

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What Timothy Had that Everybody Needs!

1 Timothy 1:18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, 19holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.

Let me personalize this and say that Timothy had and you need:

1. A Spiritually Mature Believer to Speak into Your Life

    A. Timothy had a spiritual father in the ministry that cared about him.
    B. Paul took the initiative to speak into Timothy’s life
    C. This enabled Timothy to have someone to bounce things off
    D. This enabled Timothy to be reminded of what he had been called to do
    E.  All of us need someone who is walking the path ahead of us whom we trust to speak into our lives who will remind us of   God’s promises made to us.

2. An Accountable Relationship in Your Life

              A. Timothy had to give account to Paul. We all need this.
              B. This keeps us from living on an island to ourselves
              C. This enables us to live in the light and share our struggles
              D. Paul knew Timothy was struggling and he encouraged him
              E. Accountability partners are not to be policeman but physicians

3. A Word of Destiny Over Your Life

               A. Paul clearly tells Timothy that the prophetic word released into his life was a weapon he could use to win his future battles. Remember how Abraham battled with the promise God made him concerning Isaac when he offered him on Mt. Moriah. Jesus endured the cross as he looked beyond it to what he knew would be birthed. All of us should remember the promises and words that God has given us that have shifted our lives and directed us.
               B. There is a place of remembrance we all need to visit in tough times. That place where God once spoke to us and sealed some things in our hearts. These times become swords in our hands to win our battles.

Conclusion
—When you allow God and proven godly people to speak into your life, you assure yourself victory in your circumstances.

Other title ideas:

Three Keys to A Successful Journey!
Needed: Paul/Timothy Relationships!
Calling Spiritual Fathers and Mothers!
Whose in Your Corner?
How to Fight to Win!
 

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