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Summary: This is Part#2 of a 2 part lesson on THE RUT OF SAMENESS --- WHEN FEAR HINDERS. Life can become manipulation by using fear to hinder our progress. Fear, worry and anxiety can sap the victory and joy God has designed.

#2 THE RUT OF SAMENESS? MAY WE IDENTIFY WHAT HINDERS? FEAR!

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

This is part #2 of a two part series on THE RUT OF SAMENESS, FEAR HINDERS...

WHY CAN'T WE SEE WORRY AS SEEDS? THE HARVEST COMES FROM WHAT WE

PLANT. GOD HELP US IDENTIFY THE ISSUES AND CHOICES THAT WE ARE MAKING

THAT COULD BE HINDERING US FROM MAKING PROGRESS?

Life can bring us to the point that we allow worry and fear to hinder our progress.

We can make the choice to focus on our problems and refuse to see how we are blessed.

Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

Our Text:

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.

HAVE WE EVER TRIED TO DEFINE FEAR?

FEAR: an unpleasant emotion caused by a sense of danger, anxious, panic

To be afraid of something or someone, to give place for worry, alarm.

WORRY: to Mental distress or agitation,

to think about problems, to feel like something bad is going to happen, to be upset,

to persist in nagging or agitation.

ANXIETY: fear or nervousness about what might happen, uneasy mind, abnormal and

overwhelming sense of harm.

HOW MANY ILLINESSES ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY FEAR, WORRY AND ANXIETY?

God has a design for us to TRUST HIM and cast our cares on Him.

IF YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT? --- WHY WORRY ABOUT IT?

ANXIETY IS CRIPPLING AND WE MAY MISS THE MOMENT IN THE STUPID DETAILS...

WORRY, FEAR AND ANXIETY CAN TAKE MANY FORMS... BEING TROUBLED, FUSSING,

GETTING WORKED UP, --- THIS BEHAVIOR KEEPS YOU FROM COMING AND SPENDING

TIME WITH JESUS...

MARTHA HAS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY BEFORE HER. MARTHA MADE THE CHOICE

TO BE A WORRIED HOUSEKEEPER RUNNING AROUND LIKE A CHICKEN WITH ITS

HEAD CUT OFF.... INSTEAD OF BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF JESUS?

Slow down girl...

Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord,

dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about

many things:

Slow down and enjoy the moment... Things don't have to be perfect. The house work can wait.

Have a BOLONGA SANDWICH AND CHIPS!

Luke 10:40 (MSG) But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she

stepped in, interrupting them. "Master, don't you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen

to me? Tell her to lend me a hand." 41 The Master said, "Martha, dear Martha, you're fussing far

too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing.

Luke 10:40 (NLT) But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to

Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all

the work? Tell her to come and help me.” 41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you

are worried and upset over all these details!

MARTHA LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICES --- YOU CHOSE TO GET ALL WORKED UP ABOUT

NOTHING, WHILE MARY MADE THE CHOICE TO DROP EVERYTHING AND SPEND TIME

WITH THE SON OF GOD... WORRY MADE MARTHA MISS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be

taken away from her.

THE FEAR OF PEER PRESSURE CAN DRIVE US AWAY FROM OUR VALUE SYSTEM?

WE CAN MAKE THE CHOICE TO TRY AND PLEASE OURSELF AND EVERYBODY ELSE

AND LOSE SIGHT OF THE GOAL... AND THEN BE DOOMED TO FEAR AND WORRY.

WE TEND TO LOVE PLEASURE MORE THAN WE LOVE GOD...

Have you ever allow the FEAR of what other people think hinder what you know you should

be doing?

IDENTIFY THE FEAR OF REJECTION!

(Parts) 2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, ----

4 --- lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

WE DESIRE TO BE POPULAR AND WE LOVE SUCCESS AND APPLAUSE...

SAMSON WAS MANIPULATED BY FEAR OF REJECTION AND THE TEMPER TANTRUMS

OF A WOMAN --- WHILE SAMSON WAS STRONG --- HIS CHOICES AND FEARS WOULD

BURN HIS EYES OUT.

Judges 16:15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is

not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy

great strength lieth. 16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words,

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