Summary: We study how we get trapped in ruts. Part #1 of a #2 part: It is about choices and how we allow FEAR, WORRY, STRESS to become a tool that hinders progress. Break the cycle by changing our choices...
THE RUT OF SAMENESS? MAY WE IDENTIFY WHAT HINDERS?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This is part #1 of a two part series on THE RUT OF SAMENESS, FEAR HINDERS...
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of
a sound mind.
MUCH OF LIFE IS ABOUT DAILY CHOICES... CHOICE NOT CHANCE OR DESTINY WILL
DETERMINE MY LIFE JOURNEY.
I CAN NOT CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO ME, BUT I CAN MAKE THE CHOICE OF HOW
I WILL HANDLE WHAT HAPPENS TO ME...
WHAT IS HINDERING YOU FROM BECOMING WHAT GOD HAS DESIGNED FOR YOU?
It might be hard for God to lead and guide you without you making a plan and exerting
the effort where are you going? How you going to get there? You can't live a good life my
straddling the fences.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set
before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy
seed may live:
MY CHOICE IS: MAYBE AND THAT IS MY FINAL ANSWER!!!
When Linda and I were young adults we had a life changing experience. In 1976 we had our
first son, and another son in 1978. Our life was forever changed. I made the decision to stop
traveling on the road playing music. (This choice was not my own? Situations and circumstances
kind of forced this upon me.) So I became more focused on the local church. These events
forever changed us as individuals and as a couple.
So becoming a FATHER CHANGED MY DIRECTION AND PURPOSE of my heart. I focused
on MY FAMILY, teaching school and a jail/prison ministry. But I paid some STUPID TAXES...
AS A YOUNG FATHER OUR BABIES NEVER CAME WITH AN INSTRUCTION BOOK.
BUT SOME OF MY GREATEST STUPID TAXES WERE EXTRACTED BECAUSE OF MY
ATTITUDES. I SAW MY SONS AS BABY --- NEVER EVER TO I LOOK AHEAD TO SEE
MY SONS AS MEN, GROWN MEN. NEVER DID I SEE MY LITTLE SONS AS SPOUSES!
I NEVER LOOKED FAR ENOUGH AHEAD TO SEE MY LITTLE SONS AS FATHERS! AS
I LOOK BACK ON OUR JOURNEY I SEE MY FAILURES TO SEE TODAY AND NEVER
LOOK AHEAD ENOUGH TO SOW THE PROPER SEEDS. I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT
THEM GROWING UP. I WISH I HAD MADE SOME DIFFERENT CHOICES?
My sons and five grandchildren are one of our greatest joys in life. We watched them
grow and learn and they became part of our praise and worship team. BUT HOW I WISH I
WOULD HAVE MADE SOME DIFFERENT CHOICES ABOUT MY ATTITUDES AND WORDS
AND ACTIONS. I WOULD HAVE WATCHED MY ANGER MUCH MORE.
GREAT MEN OF THE BIBLE MADE SOME OF THESE SAME MISTAKES IN THAT
THEY NEVER LOOKED AHEAD TO SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR CHOICES
AND THEIR BEHAVIOR. --- WE MUST CHOOSE LIFE.
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye
will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will
serve the LORD.
May God grant us wisdom, understanding and discernment to be able to honestly evaluate
WHERE WE ARE? HOW DID I GET HERE? THEN LORD HELP US DEVELOP A PLAN
AND LAUNCH THAT THAT PLAN TO GET US WHERE WE DESIRE TO BE?