Steven Furtick | – What's hurting your relationships? | Pastor Steven Furtick

The question isn’t, “Are obstacles going to come up in your relationships?” The question is, “What are you going to do with them when they do?”

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  1. My closest friend, just told me the other night, that I push people away, but I pushed him away, and that I have to learn to let things go. I received it, and I ask God to open up the eyes of my understanding. I literally turned on my YouTube channel and this was there. Brilliant, anointed, Comedic, but powerful! Thank you so much for all of the insight you have given me over the past few weeks. It has literally saved me! Thank you Pastor Steven for always allowing yourself to be used as gods vessel. I’m sure it comes with its burdens, but your obedience to God is such an example of what we should all be doing with the gifts God has given us.

  2. This is my personal testimony.

    I used to believe that I was super strong, super smart, capable of taking care of myself, and even though I have always been a believer, my faith in God wasn't as strong as it was in myself.

    Two years ago I had a serious personal problem with my family, without going into details; at that point, my family was my God, they were the reason I live for, in other words, my "EVERYTHING", but due to the issue with them one day they ALL, everybody abandoned me, over the night… I was left without anything and anyone to talk to. Months passed by, on which I couldn't sleep, lost my appetite and also my will to live. I pretended for a while that I was fine ‘cus I full of pride so I couldn’t admit that this time I wasn’t gonna be able to fix myself…until I couldn't take it any longer.

    One night when the pain was unbearable, and desperation took over me, finally, I realized that I couldn’t keep living that way, so I started planning how to kill myself, I gave some thoughts to the idea because I wanted to be effective and final, I needed to stop the pain but before I did it I got on my knee, very angry with God, at 3 something am, I screamed to God "IF YOU CARE ABOUT ME, DO SOMETHING BECAUSE I CAN'T DO THIS ANY LONGER!!!, I AM A GOOD PERSON AND YOU KNOW IT!!!

    After this, all I remember comes to me like a flashback, I swear, I don't know how I got back to my bed( my last memory was been in my knee by my bed). Later on( I am not sure how long it passed), on this flashback I opened my eyes for a second and my room was full of extraordinary light, so strong I couldn't keep my eyes open, I was in a fetal position on my bed, my room was full of Jesus’s presence(I didn't need to see his face because the love and peace that overcame my body, the feeling that fulfilled my inner being was screaming the existence of Jesus in my bedroom). I woke up at 10:35am as A TOTAL NEW PERSON, I felt like I have lost a heavyweight I was carrying on, I was radiant, hunger, happy, and full of hopes and plans for my life… Jesus saved me! he cleansed my spirit from evil desires OVER THE NIGHT! just the way my family forsakes me. I have been wanting to give my testimony for almost 2 years, I guess the Lord decided that today was the day, he is REAL people, he is, and all we have to do is to redeem ourselves to him and ask for help, he is waiting for us to do so, this is mentioned in the Bible on Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

    We don't have to suffer alone, Jesus died for us, so we can live an abundant and long life.

    My feeling towards my family hasn’t changed at all, if anything I love them more than ever, nor I hold any negative feelings against them, I still will give my life for any of them, the only difference now is that I will ask Jesus first if he is ok with this.

    To the Lord be the glory!
    God bless you all.

  3. This was such inspiring and amazing at the same time. Sometimes, marriages and relationships aren't always all love and smiles, however, with a proper foundation that is built upon our Heavenly Father, then that marriage or relationship has the potential to last. What a great message.

  4. Offense is easy to drop, but when it becomes a culture it becomes toxic, from the start until now, like you feel those little offenses in the past has to do with what you become right now, it's hard to just drop it, i feel like i have to pray for it and confront it before it will be too late once and for all. I lived in my entire life as as Christian in fact my family is Christian, but as son growing up, i never experienced the fellowship like a Christian family should do. There's a lot of hidden in our family that i haven't known yet, we never tell stories and experiences about life, it's greater than an offense it's toxic culture.
    If you're a Christian what would you do if your me a 20-year old man who didn't really felt a strong connection to your entire family?

  5. My wife is so fat she just lays around the house ! I mean literally around the house! She went skydiving last weekend and caused an eclipse! When she lays on her back while sunbathing people try to go hiking on her! It's terrible . Last summer she went swimming at the beach and two whales tried to mate with her! It's terrible!