Summary: We must quit expecting the worse. God has a plan and a purpose... We must walk in His plan and find joy.
#1 EUREKA... I HAVE FOUND IT...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I KNOW FOR A CERTAINY THAT MOST OF MY LIFE UNCERTAINITIES WILL BE PART
OF MY JOURNEY.
WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE RECEIVE BAD NEWS... ???
HOW WILL YOU LOOK AT THE FUTURE WHEN THE FUTURE APPEARS TO BE TERRIBLE?
Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into that within the veil;
A. Do you realize the way you look at the future influences what you will do with today?
They way we look at the future we can harbor tenancies of gloom, despair and we can
be OVERCOME by EXPECTING THE WORSE.
If we are moved by PESSIMISM... doom and gloom... OUR THOUGHT PATTERNS and
DAILY ACTIONS and even our WORDS will establish the PATTERN TO ACCEPT WE HAVE
B. We yield to HOPELESSNESS, DEFEATISM, NEGATIVIITY, CYNICISM, MISERY, DESPAIR,
GLOOM and we walk daily in DEPRESSION as a way of life.
C. Are we allowing the circumstances and happening of today to DICTATE to our SPIRIT
PERSON? The Bible has ALWAYS FOCUSED on a GREAT SENSE OF EXPECTATION OF
HOPE. We clearly state on BIBLICAL PROMISES...
D. FEAR CAN PARALYZE ANY BELIEVER... I propose that LOOSING HOPE AND PEACE will make
one feeble and LOOSE SIGHT OF THEIR GOAL.
Most journeys may have STRANGE TWIST that make little sense to the eyes or the emotions.
Often mental, physical, emotional and SPIRITUAL HEALTH CAN BE TESTED WHERE THERE IS
A LOSE OF HOPE AND PEACE.
E. THERE IS GOOD NEWS... THE BAD NEWS DOES NOT HAVE TO CONTROL OUR HEARTS.
We can make the choice to NOT BE DOWN-HEARTED...
THE GOOD NEWS ALLOWS EACH BELIEVER TO STAND AND DREAM AND LONG IN
CONFIDENCE THAT OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL.
F. NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TODAY THAT CAUGHT OUR GOD OFF GUARD.
God all through history has taken BAD NEWS and IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS and turned
the SITUATION to benefit the individual, the family, the church or the whole society.
G. IF GOD BRINGS ME TO IT --- GOD CAN BRING ME THROUGH IT ---
WE HAVE A FUTURE! JESUS IS COMING AGAIN!
WE MUST DEVELOP A STRONG FAITH FOUNDATION THAT NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO ME
OR IN ME THAT CAN NOT MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON...
H. I am here to learn, to develop, to grow... God has a plan... This plan will make me a better
I. I am told about a great masterpiece sculpted out of marble.
When it was unveiled the masterpiece was a huge horse. The horse's nostrils were perfect.
The muscles were amazing, even the veins stood out.
The critics were all amazed at the great statue of the horse.
Someone spoke out of the crowd... "HOW DID YOU DO IT?'
The master with the hammer and chisel stepped forward and said:
"IT WAS VERY EASY, I TOOK MY HAMMER AND CHISEL AND KNOCKED OFF EVERYTHING
THAT DID NOT LOOK LIKE A HORSE!
J. Can you hear the Master? The plan is to build better people.
It is important to focus on HOPE...
THOSE CAN THHAT THING THEY CAN!
K. Any person that is breathing that HAS LITTLE TO NO HOPE is limited...
I MUST FOCUS ON THE ANCHOR OF HOPE...
HOPE CAN BE SURE AND STEADFAST
L. Paul the preacher had warned the captain of the ship...