January 20 - 26 • Week 3: Permission
As we continue in week three of our Extraordinary series we look at the second point on the compass: PERMISSION. Whether we like it or not, we all receive (and need) permission in our lives. Most importantly, we need permission to live extraordinary lives as promised by God. By surrounding ourselves with extraordinary permission givers rather than counterfeit ones we are enabled to live extraordinary lives. Through humility and permission, we can each live the fullness of life as given through Jesus.
Navigating extraordinarily different through life requires extraordinary permission.
Consider our current Extraordinary series. What has been especially encouraging for you to hear so far?
Asking permission to do something can evoke oppositional feelings in us all. But living an extraordinary life requires permission from extraordinary people. Who in your life would you consider extraordinary permission givers and how do they spur you on to live an extraordinary life?
Open your Bibles and read 1 Samuel 14:1-23. Next, reread 1 Samuel 14:7. How would your life transform if someone spoke these words to you on a regular basis? How would you help change others’ lives around you if you spoke these words regularly to them?
On Sunday, Pastor Ronnie said, “We all need extraordinary permission givers in our lives because they point us to an extraordinary God, His extraordinary power, and the extraordinary life He can and wants to give you regardless of your circumstances.” In your group right now, take some time to encourage one another in the Lord and give each person some extraordinary permission.
From who are you currently receiving permission? If your answer is no one, take time to pray right now that God would open your ears to listen to the extraordinary permission around you, the will to believe extraordinary permission and refuse counterfeit permission, and the courage to ask for permission. If you have a one or more extraordinary permission givers in your life, how are you giving extraordinary permission to others?
Next Step Challenge
To live extraordinary lives, we must be free to live beyond the circumstances of life and navigate extraordinarily different through life. Surround yourself with extraordinary permission givers to live an extraordinary life in the Lord. Start with this T-Life group and commit to leading and participating in extraordinary permission with one another regularly.
“‘Do all that you have in mind,’ his armor-bearer said. ‘Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.’”– 1 Samuel 14:7
All other Scripture References
John 10:10b; 1 Samuel 14:1-3, 6-7, 13-15, 23