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If I only look and never , then I’ll never see what is .

Growth=change
Change=loss
Loss=Pain
Growth=Pain

Series Big Idea: My growth will be dictated by my ability to push through the pain.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

-Romans 8:28

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

-Genesis 50:20

3 Ways to Avoid Wasting Your Pain:

1  I must look past my .

2  I must look past the pain that have caused me.

3  I must look at the past of God

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1  Why is it so hard to find purpose out of past pains and hurts?

2 What about Joseph’s story inspires you for your own story with dealing with pain and disappointment?

3 Which of the 3 ways to avoid wasting your pain Gilbert mentioned do you struggle the most with? How can you do better in this area?

4 What is your next step as a result of this message?