Podcast Episode #64: Brian Jobe - Ask, Seek, Knock
Posted: May 01 2017
Brian is a husband, father of three, and businessman. He is an OU grad and currently works in the Oil & Gas industry. Brian serves as a high-level volunteer for the Directional Leadership Team at Church on the Move. Brian is the co-founder of the Mountain Men ministry, dedicated to helping men find true life-change through an authentic relationship with Jesus.
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ASK, SEEK, KNOCK
Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Life is about people, no matter what avenue or venture you are in. We can have an amazing career, money, success, things, but still our relationships can suffer, leaving us unfulfilled despite the outward successes.
Asking Tough Questions
We need to ask questions that have the potential to change the direction of our life.
What type of spouse, parent, friend are you supposed to be?
There are 2 jobs as a man that only YOU can do: Husband & Father. In all other positions, you are essentially replaceable.
Where you spend your time is where your loyalties lie. You may have the right heart intentions, but your actions are what your family sees.
Seeking God's Purpose
The Creator is the only one who understand the creation’s purpose.
We don't randomly trip and fall into our purpose, but we will only truly find it by seeking our Creator.
Forget trying to solve it logically or emotionally. We continue to seek His direction, His purpose, His answers, as an ongoing process, not a one-time event.
We have personal plans, but when we humbly submit our plans to God, with open-handedness, God can do amazing things through broken, hurt people.
The church and business are really very similar. God didn't say we were all called to be pastors, but we are all called to reach lost people. We need more pastors in the marketplace and more business people in the church.
Often times we pray for instantaneous favor and expect it, but most times favor is what we reap after faithful sowing in our actions and decisions.
God uses us through our obedience. Ask God where He would have us go, even if it isn't our first choice.
Changes in our behavior require consistency and persistence.
You can't take your eyes off the focus of asking and seeking God. Our old habits and temptations don’t go away overnight, so it's critical that we keep seeking God daily, continually choosing to seek His will over our own.