Summary: This is a must read lesson! God is calling people to invest in people and grow the church! Great is the yield of a fertile field!
BECOMING A PERSON OF VISION! INVESTING IN PEOPLE!
SEEING BEYOND THE TROUBLES OF TODAY! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I recommend this as a two or three part lesson!
I owe Karen p. for asking me to write this lesson for her, I might not have written it had she not pressed!
I would like to study PEOPLE POTENTIAL!
What might we be? What is possible if you just set your mind to it?
What could you grow and develop to be? What could you help others to grow and be?
Is it possible that you could be wrong or make a mistake?
Is it possible that someone you should love has made a mistake and are wrong?
The person that needs your love the most, probably deserves it the least!
There could be someone so disappointed and discouraged that you could reach today, and help them by lifting their hands which hang down.
Have you ever heard of throwing out the baby with the dirty bath water?
GOD GROW A HEART IN YOUR PEOPLE TO TRY HARDER AND TRY AGAIN...on hurting people...
Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
6: He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard;
and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
7: Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come
seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
8: And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about
it, and dung it.
9: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
IS IT NATURE TO NURTURE? ARE YOU NURTURING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? Many issues of anger are no
more than control spirits? What is the quickest path to God? To people? Who invested in you?
I love these Bible verses. I love the man that stands in the gap for those which others have
given up and shake their heads. We don’t know the outcome? Some may grow fruit?
Some may have to be cut down?
But the real lesson is in a Christian worker that will invest more effort because they love people!
There are no sadder words of pen or tongue, than the words what might have been.
Abraham Lincoln once said, You cannot climb a ladder by knocking down the person on the ladder higher
than you. Push them up a run, and you will go up a run!
Where there is no vision the people perish...
One can never know blessedness without a vision of God. People are how we do God’s work.
Real people with real problems need someone to help them.
Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity;
he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
How sad when man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of God.
We need RE-VISION --- THE ACT OF LOOKING BACK WITH FRESH EYES, taking an old text with a new
purpose and zeal.
To err is human, to forgive is Divine. Hope must spring forth in the human mind.
WE NEED TO HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF PEOPLE, PEOPLE ARE NOT GARBAGE!
That boy is some Mother’s son! The daughter may have given birth to many tears, but change is possible.
They told Jesus, if you knew what kind of woman that was, you wouldn’t have anything to do with her.
Jesus saw beyond what Mary was, He knew what she could be.
You can do something bad, and not be bad, if you are willing to change.
We need leadership to see beyond today. We must see beyond peoples faults and failures.
God saw David not as just an adulterer, but as a man after God’s own heart.
Someone had to see RAHAB beyond the harlot.
Someone had to see Peter beyond the big mouth jumping in anger.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promise, but having seen them afar
off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers
and pilgrims on the earth.
WE NEED MENTORS, MODELS, COACHES TO DEVELOP OTHERS.
Would you trust God enough to invest love, time, talent, energy, and great effort to grow and develop
some raw recruit? Would you tutor, coach, counsel, and advise?
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. WE MUST HELP OTHERS BE WHAT THEY CAN BE!
#1. A PERSON OF VISION GIVES AND REALIZES SELF SACRIFICE IS AN ETERNAL INVESTMENT!