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Summary: We look at flight or fight, and the tendancies to avoid problems. We look at dying dreams vs. birthing dreams.

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IF I HAD WINGS, I WOULD FLY AWAY ...

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

1. I START THIS LESSON WITH A GALILEO THERMOMETER IN EASY SIGHT.

A Galileo thermometer works a little different from most thermometers.

There is a series of glass bulbs floating within the cylinder of fluid.

All the glass bulbs floating, have a temperature number hanging from the bottom of the bulb.

The lowest floating bulb tells the temperature, NOTE THE LOWEST FLOATING, NOT THE HIGHEST.

I purchased my Galileo Thermometer at Walmart, many Teachers’ Stores carry them.

OFTEN TIMES IN LIFE WE LET THE LOWEST FLOATING PROBLEM DICTATE HOW WE FEEL AND PLAY

GAMES WITH OUR EMOTIONS. Up and down, up and down.

TEXT:

Psalms 55: 6 And I said OH that I had wings like a dove! For then I would FLY AWAY, and BE AT REST.

Romans 7: 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

24. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time WILL I WAIT, TILL MY CHANGE COMES.

Proverbs 24:10 IF THOU FAINT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY, THY STRENGTH IS SMALL.

2. MAN APPROACHES LIFE AND PROBLEMS WITH ONE OF TWO ATTITUDES.

A. FLIGHT --- RUN AWAY

B. FIGHT --- STAY AND WORK FOR A SOLUTION.

C. WHICH ATTITUDE IS MOST BASIC TO MAN’S NATURE?

D. Man most usually desires to fly away from that which is difficult or hard.

Ignore the problem, and then divorce is easier than applying the heart and trying to solve the problem.

We must learn to face the giant THAT MOCKS US, and deal with the problems.

E. Every day we wait the giant will grow in the giants eyes as well as in our eyes.

There is a solution! You and God are the solution.

3. OFTEN TIMES IN LIFE WE LET THE LOWEST FLOATING PROBLEM DICTATE HOW WE FEEL AND PLAY

GAMES WITH OUR EMOTIONS. Up and down, up and down.

We can run and search for some great emotional highs and allow our emotions to dictate our faith, this is not faith.

Faith overcomes emotions.

We must try to invest our time and talent and energies into others, a hopeless individual needs you.

There is a pregnant young girl that is afraid and rejected, all she needs is love and attention.

4. LET US FLY AWAY? SOMETIMES WE NEED MORE INFORMATION THAN WE HAVE.

Seems there was a talented young man in the Midwest. There were terrible fires burning thousands of acres.

This young man was gifted with the camera and could capture the heart of crisis on film.

So a well known national magazine hired the young man to picture this disaster for their cover story.

The young man packed his bags, his cameras and film and left on his assignment of the fires at Yellowstone National Park.

The national magazine asked him to capture and show the heroic measures of the thousands of fire fighters.

When the young photographer arrived, he ran into a problem he had not anticipated for he realized that the

smoke was so dark and thick, that it made it impossible to picture the scenes from the ground.

The young man called into the magazine office and sought permission to charter a small plane so he could take


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