Cornerstone Vineyard Church
Shooting for the stars: Tenaciously going after our dreams
June 13, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 29:16,18-23,25-28

Shooting for the stars: Tenaciously going after our dreams

June 13, 2021 / Genesis 29:16,18-23,25-28

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars! 

-Casey Kasem

 

Matthew 6:33 – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Genesis 29:16,18-23,25-28 – 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed…22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?” 26 Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.” 28 And Jacob did so….and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

 

Always go after your dreams because…

#1 – can become unpredictably .

 

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick

Benson Commentary – Hope deferred makes the heart sick… The delay of that which a man eagerly desires and expects is such an affliction, that it differs little from a lingering disease

Matthew Henry’s Concise CommentaryThe delay of what is anxiously hoped for, is very painful to the mind

 

Sick – חָלָה -ḥālâ – to be or become weak, be or become sick, be or become diseased,

be or become sorry, to be wounded

 

Genesis 29:18 – Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Genesis 29:20 – So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

Genesis 29:25 – When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”

 

The “not enough” mindset

– I don’t have enough time

– I don’t have enough money

– I don’t have enough skill

– I don’t have enough support

I’m not smart enough

– I’m not experienced enough

– I’m not connected enough

 

The “too much” mindset

– It’s too risky

– It’s too soon

It’s too late

– It’s too unimportant

 

People who have often never the things they to .

 

Always go after your dreams because…

#2 – Others can sometimes our .

 

Genesis 29:23 – But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob…

Genesis 29:26 – Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.

Acts 20:29-31 ESV – I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be alert…

 

Always go after your dreams because…

#3 – They may just become incredibly

 

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Benson Commentary – It is a tree of life — That is, most sweet, satisfactory, and reviving to the soul.

Genesis 29:28 – Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 

 

 

 

 

 

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