Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Christine Caine on Living with Courage
I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Christine Caine is the founder of A21 Campaign and Propel.
You can ride on the momentum of what you’ve done. It’s no longer courage but momentum and that’s not good.
I’ve been impacted by the story of Joshua 5.
Crossing the Jordan river is one thing and crushing the giants is another thing. We wonder, “How am I going to run this organization?” “How am I going to ______?”
Many of us have stepped into the part of what God has promised. They’re there but not moving forward.
1. The first step to stay courageous is to cut away certain things. We are going to go in North America and do what God called us in this generation, we have to pay our own price. This is a new day. This is a new hour. There is a tectonic shift in this generation. We need to establish the kingdom of God. But in order to happen there needs to be a cutting away that needs to happen. What often brought us here will not bring us there.
If you stopped venting and start leading, you might start changing the world. We got a generation that has a bunch of opinions but no one does it. Stop dreaming and start doing.
What’s become a weight? Your competitiveness and comparison on social media? I don’t know what your weight is, but I’m asking God to drop some of your weight.
If we are willing to deal with the sin with our own lives, holiness and sanctification into our agenda. We’re scared to use these words, less we are found out.
Millennials – you’re not going to get things based on what my generation paid.
2. We need the courage to heal. We do not have the courage for Jesus to transform us. They have to heal. I stand here before you broken. I was sexually abused. I was full of bitterness, anger, hurt. I have found that when God takes me to a new level, there’s a new devil. When God puts someone on spotlight, it’s not condemn you, but to heal you. Most people want to be fixed, not to be healed. If there is a disparity between your inner world and outside world, your world will collapse. I want you to make it into the 50s, 60s – all the way. The only way to do that is the Holy Spirit to do deep work within you. What you don’t reveal, God can’t heal. Why am I not stepping into the future God has planned? You try to keep open doors of opportunities and market yourself. It’s not about your gift and talent, it’s about what your’e happening inside. Do you have the courage to let God come inside. If your gift can take you to a place where your character cannot take you, you will fall.
What are you filling yourself with every day? How about we just practice what we preach. How about we slandering our government. How about we fill ourselves with Jesus, the Word of God, the presence of God. We got to love Jesus and He transforms our heart! What are you filling yourself with? The more I fill myself with Jesus, He will fill me up. Fill yourself with Jesus. When Jesus knows He’s going to take His glory, He will take you you can’t imagine.