‘The Search is Over’ — Sadie Robertson Delivers Powerful Sermon to More Than 65,000 Young Adults

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Sadie Robertson welcomed the new decade with hubby Christian Huff and more than 65,000 young adults at Passion Conference 2020 this week.

The newly married Duck Dynasty star took to the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday morning with a message to her peers about the One who will define their purpose in 2020 and beyond.

The 22-year-old challenged young adults on their means of searching for love and happiness.

“We’re sitting here with this and we’re scrolling and we’re scrolling, and scrolling,” Sadie says, holding her cell phone. “But we’re saying, ‘Oh yeah, we’re seeking love, we’re seeking happiness, we’re seeking peace, we’re seeking purpose.”

But through all of that scrolling and seeking, Sadie says we’re missing the One who generously gives all of those things.

“It’s who He is!” she says of the Lord.

In the 35-minute sermon titled “The Search is Over — We Found The Messiah,” Sadie says we often get lost in the “process” of love and finding our purpose.

 

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“‘Once I finish college, then maybe I’ll reach my purpose. Once I get to the top of my job, then maybe I’ll reach that purpose.’ We think that one day we’ll just magically show up.”

We overcomplicate things, and we make excuses for when we’ll finally be living out our purpose.

“When you find God, when you find love, you find your purpose,” she says.

Teaching out of the book of John, Sadie compares our often over-complicated process to the nonexistent process of following Jesus.

“They heard it was the Messiah [and] they followed Him. It was like, wherever Jesus was, they were magnetic. They followed Him,” she stressed. “You know, relationships nowadays a lot of times start by a follow. But there is a long process that goes from the follow to the actual commitment to being in a relationship with you. But here, there was no process. It was just like, ‘I’m just gonna follow you because you’re the Messiah.’”

Reflecting on her own relationship with Christian Huff, Sadie explained how following Jesus is so much less confusing than our typical human relationships.

 

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When the two were dating, they went through the motions of several different processes. Whether it was the process of “following” each other on Instagram, and beginning to talk to one another, or the process of becoming official boyfriend and girlfriend, Sadie stresses that human relationships take some navigating. There’s always a process.

Sadie says the couple had a long drawn-out period where she wanted to rush through the “I-like-you” stage, and Christian didn’t — another process in becoming husband and wife.

And although they did finally get beyond that phase, and God was good in bringing them into a marriage, there was a process.

 

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“It’s a lot different than when you find the desire of your soul,” she said, circling back to our seeking a purpose. “There’s not a process.

They immediately dropped everything they had and they just begin to follow Him.”

Sadie told the audience that Jesus “skips” all of that confusion. He “skips” that stage of a relationship where your options are still open and you’re still left wondering how it will all work out.

“He skips that whole ‘I like you’ phase and goes straight to ‘I love you,’” she continued, citing John 3:16.

She warned that sometimes people think there is a process they must go through to commit to a relationship with God.

“We think we have to go through that whole flow,” she cautioned. “[We think] ‘I don’t know if God really likes me because I didn’t do this, this or this, or I didn’t perform well or I don’t read enough or I don’t do enough.’”

“We’re not waiting on God to like us enough for Him to say, ‘Hey, Jesus go.’ He’s not sitting up there in Heaven saying, ‘Hold up, let’s wait until the sun hits them just right, let’s wait till golden hour or let’s wait until they say the thing,’” she continued. “Because before the foundation of the world began, He knew you, He knit you together in your mother’s womb. So He can skip all that and fully commit to dying for you while you were still a sinner. It wasn’t about you being liked.”

Following her message, Sadie’s brother and new dad, John Luke Robertson took to Instagram, celebrating his sister’s “unbelievable message.”

“I am so proud and thankful John Shepherd is going to grow up listening to his aunt lead our generation for light and change in the world!!!” he wrote.

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