Summary: We consider what to do when the brook goes dry?
#3 ARE YOU LEAVING TOO...? WHEN YOUR BROOK GOES DRY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
This is part 3. Are you going too... When the brook goes dry?
John 6:2 And the great multitude followed Him,
because THEY SAW MIRACLES which Jesus had done on those with diseases.
John 6:66 From that time many of his disciples WENT BACK,
AND WALKED NO MORE WITH HIM.
1 Kings 17:7 And it came to pass after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that you will be ABLE TO BEAR IT.
ARE YOU GOING TO LEAVE TOO --- OR ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE?
Seems the only thing I know that likes change is a baby and his diaper.
But know this, you don’t have to leave when things get hard. You will know seasons,
change comes as preparations are made. Quitting and leaving are not the options.
Build, submit, and hear.
We need to know when God has a plan, He will bring it about.
We must trust God and we must trust the plan.
When God desires to bring about a new plan, we often want to throw up our hands and quit? Why quit?
Why not accept God’s change?
As a pastor my job is often to make the uncomfortable comfortable, and then to make the comfortable uncomfortable.
But we need God’s Holy Wisdom to do His Work.
It is always TOO SOON TO QUIT.
Often we want to quit instead of accepting NEW ORDERS.
Are you going to leave if God wants CHANGE?
I often hear: can a leopard change his spots?
If this is your answer, and you resist change, you will be limited.
Many Christian workers change fields when they should change attitudes and
dig in where they are.
Nothing endures but change. Don’t quit! Don’t leave! CHANGE!
I was at a Baptist church the other night, and the old Preacher told about how he had changed over the years.
He said he was not the same preacher he used to be. He said he used to hate suit coats and would never preach in one.
Now, he stays cool and always wears one. He said he spoke poorly of preachers that used notes, now he used notes.
Seems he couldn’t remember like he used to. He said that time had seemed to steal his tears, but that he stood upon the Word,
and his tears and compassion returned.
If you are wise, time will change some of your opinions.
7. DON’T LET DIVISION DIVIDE!
From time to time friends need to go different directions, this does not have to be bad. Don’t slam the door.
We can refuse to let go, or try to force the issue. Change is sometimes what we need.
We get spoiled, or toO comfortable with familiar surroundings.
When change comes, we often dread to face facts, and self doubt comes.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT ATTITUDES.
We can fall into a nagging, complaining, fussing, faultfinding MINDSET if we want to.
We can say this is too hard and leave, we can grow a RUN AWAY heart, and not want to face reality.
Let me say up front here, we often have a "RUN AWAY SPIRIT" instead of facing