Shasta Way Christian Church
What are you Running from? What are you Running to? 1 Kings 19
What causes fear in your life? What are you running from? Elijah was running from Jezebel...
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  • Shasta Way Christian Church
    5835 Shasta Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603, USA
    Sunday 6:00 AM

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2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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Bill Boards from the Lord

1. Let’s Meet at My House Sunday Before the Game.
2. Loved the Wedding, Invite Me to the Marriage
3. Will The Road You’re On Get You To My Place
4. Need Directions?
5. I Love You… and you… and you and …
6. My Way Is The Highway
7. Some Things Are Written In Stone
8. Keep Using My Name In Vain and I’ll Make Rush Hour Longer
9. What Part of “Thou Shalt Not…” Didn’t You Understand?
10. You Think It’s Hot Here?
And my Favorite: “Don’t Make Me Come Down There.”
What are you running from?

Where are you running to?

What are you doing here?
Failure is a reality.

God is faithful to use our trying, our pursuit, our work.

Even if the end result isn’t what we wanted.

He uses us in our shortcomings, successes, failures, and all.

The process of not giving up shapes us.

We often learn new things, and we always grow in the thick of the challenges we face.
Another Biblical example of this is Jonah. He was running from the Lord, but due to a direct order to go to those Ninevites, those who had killed some of Jonah’s relatives, or friends there in Israel

Not all escapes involve geography
‘Pick me up and throw me into the sea,’ Jonah replied, ‘and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.’

1 Kings 19:4 Elijah sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life."

Sometimes we’d rather die than obey the Voice that’s calling us.
Four Easy Steps to Fall into Depression

1. Wear yourself out

2. Shut other people out

3. Have unrealistic expectations of how things will turn out

4. Leave God out
Both Elijah and Jonah had fallen into depression and I think there are three (3) lies that they had unconsciously believed.

The First lie was this I’m all alone, there is no one else living for God and God doesn’t care for me.

The Second lie – God NEEDS me! Elijah had come to believe that he was indispensable.
This third lie is actually summed up in a popular saying. I’ll quote the first half and you complete it: “God helps those who (help themselves).”

If God helped those who helped themselves Judas would be a patron saint of something.

God doesn’t help those who help themselves, He helps those who obey Him and follow Him.
Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute greatly to emotional and mental stability are:

1. The absence of suspicion and resentment. Nursing a grudge was a major factor in unhappiness.
2. Not living in the past. An unwholesome preoccupation with old mistakes and failures leads to depression.
3. Not wasting time and energy fighting conditions you cannot change. Cooperate with life, instead of trying to run away from it.
4. Force yourself to stay involved with the living world. Resist the temptation to withdraw and become reclusive during periods of emotional stress.
5. Refuse to indulge in self-pity when life hands you a raw deal. Accept the fact that nobody gets through life without some sorrow and misfortune.
6. Cultivate the old-fashioned virtues—love, humor, compassion and loyalty
7. Do not expect too much of yourself. When there is too wide a gap between self-expectation and your ability to meet the goals you have set, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.
8. Find something bigger than yourself to believe in. Self-centered egotistical people score lowest in any test for measuring happiness.
When a person is weighed down and depressed, all they can see is themselves.
First, God sent Elijah to church, brought Elijah into God’s presence.

Second- God had Elijah tell Him what the problem was.

Third – God dealt with the false beliefs, the false ideas that were fueling Elijah’s depression.

Fourth and Last, God gave Elijah a task…

You just can’t get away from God.” If you run from him, he runs after you. If you run to him, he embraces you. But wherever you are, and wherever you go, his eyes of love will follow you.