Summary: Often we develop a mouse’s heart attitude and can never reach into the realm of the Divine Plan.


by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr

I am pondering what kind of heart do I have? Am I learning? Where am I in the process of learning?

Here is a neat lesson on 7 steps to learn to fly. This is a powerful lesson, it is not all my work, I do not know the writer, but it is worth reading.

Let me preface this with a powerful little story.

Once upon a time there was a little mouse. The little mouse lived in great fear all the time. This fear dictated the mouse’s life.

He was afraid of his own shadow. He feared what might happen to him. The mouse could not learn that fear was doubt.

The little mouse’s fear made mountains out of molehills. Because of his fear he was very suspicious and weary of life.

The little mouse wished he could be a cat, then he would not have to be afraid.

One lucky day the mouse met a powerful magician. The mouse was amazed to watch the magician work.

The mouse went up to the magician in great fear and asked.

Please, Mr. Magician, I am so afraid, if I were a cat I would not have to fear. Could you please make me into a CAT?

The magician said sure, Abra-ca-dab-bra --- and the little fearful mouse turned into a cat.

The mouse, now turned cat, was so afraid that in great fear he hid in the corner. The new cat saw a dog and the dog caused great fear.

Later, the cat saw the magician again and said, I am so afraid, could you please turn me into a dog. I will be OK if I could just be a dog.

So the magician said, Abra-ca-dab-bra, you are now a dog. The new dog was so proud.

As the new dog ran through the woods, he heard a lion roar and in a geat panic, fear caused the new dog to run.

The dog was shaking in fear, he knew if he could just be a lion everything would be different.

The dog kept looking for the magician to add his new request, for he knew if he could become a lion he would have no fear.

Finally the dog found the magician. The dog barked to the magician, please, please can you make me a lion?

If I were a lion everything would be fine.

The magician said, Abra-ca-dab-bra, I turn you back into a mouse. You have a mouse’s heart. I could change you into anything, but you have a mouse’s heart and all you will ever be is a mouse.

You must learn to be satisfied. You didn’t like being a mouse. You didn’t like being a cat. You didn’t like being a dog. You will not like being a lion. You are a mouse at heart.

Abra-ca-dab-bra, be what your heart is. And the dog turn back into a mouse.

Are you wishing to be something or someone else? Is the pasture always greener over there?

God takes care of His people, and though we don’t always see it in such striking and noticeable ways, the Bible promises that He will take care of those who are His.

There is a beautifully graphic description of God’s care for Israel over in the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy. I would like to show it to you, how God lovingly brings about change and maturity in the lives of His people. Please turn in your Bibles to Deuteronomy 32:9-14.

9. "For the LORD’S portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance. 10. "He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye. 11. "Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions. [God stirred them up and taught them to fly in freedom as opposed to the slavery they had known for over 400 years.] 12. "The LORD alone guided him, and there was no foreign god with him. 13. "He made him ride on the high places of the earth, and he ate the produce of the field; and He made him suck honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock, 14. Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, and rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat-- and of the blood of grapes you drank wine."

The passage goes on to say that, in spite of all God did for Israel, they ultimately turned away from Him and turned to idols.

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