Steven Furtick: How to Escape the Invisible Spiritual Prison Keeping You From God's Presence
Pastor Steven Furtick says disappointment is dangerous because it can lead you to expect too little from God and thus never experience the best God has in store for you. In a recently-posted clip on his official YouTube account, Furtick compares disappointment to a spiritual prison.
"Too many times I've let my disappointments destroy my faith," he says. "The invisible prison of disappointment keeps you from trying, keeps you from giving, [and] ... keeps you from experiencing the presence of God because you don't expect the presence of God, and then you never experience the presence of God so you never expect the presence of God. ... It's a cycle. We've got to break the cycle."
But Furtick says Jesus came to set the prisoners free—and that includes freedom from yourself, your fears and your expectations.
"If you've been disappointed lately, this is what I want to tell you," Furtick says. "That can either be a prison or a portal. A portal leads to something greater. A prison keeps you where you are. This is your decision to make."
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