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Summary: We battle the spirit of smallness. I am a little person in a little place and I do not matter? God loves little people. God builds his great plans touching us where we are.

MY ALTAR DOES NOT MATTER!

THE BATTLE OF BEING INSIGNIFICANT

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

I. THERE IS A NEGATIVE CROWD THAT STANDS AROUND AND TALKS NEGATIVE

ABOUT OOTHERS AND HINDERS THE WORK OF GOD... IF I ERR, MAY I ERR TO

THE SIDE OF A SECOND CHANCE AND TO MERCY...

Romans 4:14 (quickview)  For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise

made of none effect:

Jude 1:22 (quickview)  And of some have compassion, making a difference:

A. INSIGNIFICANT:

Unimportant, undistinguished, ordinary, mediocre,

B. VIP... Very important person...

Matthew 25:18 (quickview)  But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid

his lord's money.

Matthew 25:24 (quickview)  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I

knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and

gathering where thou hast not strawed:

II. IF I ALLOW THE FLESH TO DICTATE TO THE SPIRIT I WILL FEEL INADEQUATE

AND USELESS...

Luke 14:18 (quickview)  And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him,

I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

[19] And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee

have me excused.

[20] And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

WE DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO PALLIATE AND MAKE EXCUSES...

WRONG THINKING PRODUCES WRONG ACTIONS...

III. THOMAS CHANGES HIS LAST NAME, TO BE KNOWN FOREVER AS THE DOUBTER BECAUSE HE MISSED ONE PRAYER MEETING...

REMEMBER THE STORY GROWING UP, WHERE ONE SMALL BOY SAW A LEAK IN THE DIKE

AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WAS IN DANGER?

THE BOY PUT HIS FINGER IN THE HOLE AND MADE A DIFFERENCE...

John 20:24 (quickview)  But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

IV. LITTLE PEOPLE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE...

2 Kings 5:2 (quickview)  And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of

the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

[3] And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria!

for he would recover him of his leprosy.

V. THERE IS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY IN A BACKSLIDDEN, DYSFUNCTIONAL NATION...

AND A SPIRIT OF SMALLNESS ALMOST KEEPS THE DYSFUNCTIONAL FROM RECEIVING

GOD'S BLESSINGS...

Judges 6:12 (quickview)  And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with

thee, thou mighty man of valour.

A. SURE THE LORD USED TO BE WITH US...

IF THE LORD IS WITH US NOW, WHY ARE WE GOING THROUGH THIS MESS?

Judges 6:13 (quickview)  And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this

befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord

bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of

the Midianites.

B. IF THE LORD CALLS THE LORD ENABLES...

THE CALL IS CLEAR AND VERY IMPORTANT...

Judges 6:14 (quickview)  And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt

save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?


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