Face the Music
Meant to Be | Face the Music Part 1 | West Jordan
Series Thesis: Every SONG is a SERMON.
Meant To Be by Florida Georgia Line
Song Thesis: Since we have no CONTROL over what happens to us in life, we should just take the PATH we feel will make us happy.
Question: Who believes that our life “path” is outside of our control?
Answer #1: Those that believe inDETERMINISM= Everything in the universe is absolutely dependent on and governed by natural LAWS.
Answer #2: Those that believe in FATALISM = The belief that “what will be will be,”since all past, present, and future events have already been predetermined by an all-powerful force, such as “Fate.”
Answer #3: Those that misunderstand the concept of God’s SOVEREIGNTY (The belief that God is in complete CONTROL over all things).
Mistake: Some think that since God already knows what will happen and that He is all-powerful, that we don’t have REAL and FREE choices.
- The plan of GODincluded the crucifixion of Christ and yet, WICKEDpeople were responsible for killing him. (Acts 2:22-23)
- People come to Christ because God DRAWSthem and because the church is EFFECTIVE. (Acts 13:48-14:1)
Reality: The Bible teaches that God is sovereign and that we each make meaningful choices = COMPATIBILISM
The Principle of the Path: The path you CHOOSE has more to do with your final destination than any other factor. (Proverbs 1:32 & Jeremiah 17:9)
A Better Way: Inform your heart with the TRUTH. (John 8:32)
Today’s Insight: We will never FEELour way into a great life - it’s better to OWNour choice as to which path we will travel.
- Instead of assuming that your path is determined for you, ask yourself:
In light of my past experience, my future hopes, and my dreams, what is the wise thing to do?