Summary: I believe every person can be better! The chaos of the present world will either destroy us or teach us to be better or to be worse. God has a plan! Do you?
KNOW THE PLAN? DESTRUCTION OR INSTRUCTION?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Let us begin by asking a serious question: HOW DOES A TEAM WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN FOOTBALL? Is it an accident? Is it fate? Que sera, sera what will be will be? A super bowl team needs more than a star player? The team needs a good coach? The team must have a good quarterback but there must be good linemen? They need a team doctor? They need equipment management? They need water boys? Bus drivers? Pilots? TO WIN A SUPER BOWL REQUIRES GREAT PLANNING AND PREPARATION? We need a coach sitting high in the stadium observing what the team has done right? But he also reports what they are doing wrong? A good team is correctable and adapts as the game progresses? ARE YOU PREPARED AND PLANNING?
A PERSON NEVER PLANS TO FAIL… THEY FAIL TO PLAN AND THUS THEY ARE DOOMED FOR FAILURE…
BE OBSERVANT, BE READY, BE PREPARED --- HAVE A PLAN! WILL WE CONSIDER A WRITTEN PLAN?
Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith:
THY ROD AND THY STAFF COMFORTS ME, THERE ARE BOUNDS PLACED ON OUR TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS…
Do we understand the difference between a violin and a fiddle? There is no visible difference in the instrument? If you play MOZART it is a violin. If you play Boil the Cabbage Down… It is a fiddle.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (NLT) Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
How well do we understand the difference in THE ROD and THE STAFF? They are the same thing. The rod is for correction and may at times seem to be cruel. The staff is that which the shepherd leans. The crook is used to pull the lamb back into the flock. The staff is used for direction.
Any good shepherd understands THE ATTITUDE DIFFERNCE in using the ROD or the STAFF. Perhaps we should also understand the difference in attitude might be defined by the SHEEP, not the SHEPHERD.
DOES OUR PLAN TRUST GOD’S PLAN? ARE WE GROWING OR STAYING THE SAME…
This woman had been sick 12 years. One morning brought a change? What was the plan? I AM GOING TO FIND JESUS and touch Him.
Mark 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
GOD’S PLAN IS THAT YOU LAUNCH INTO THE DEEP… YOU MUST GET OUT INTO THE DEEP TO CATCH FISH…
EMBRACE EACH OBSTACLE AS AN OPPORTUNITY AND FIND HIDDEN WITHIN YOUR HEART THAT YOU WILL FIND YOUR SOLUTION, SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM AND GROW YOUR TRUST AND FAITH… NOT BURY YOUR PROBLEMS.
WE ARE BEING PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE. WE ARE BEING CRUSHED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF BURDENS. WE CAN RELEASE THE MIRACLES OF GOD TO GROW YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR CREATIVE POWERS BURIED WITHIN
THERE IS A DIVINE PLAN…FIND IT, SHARE IT, GROW IT!
GRAPES MUST BE CRUSHED TO MAKE JUICE. DIAMONDS ARE FORMED UNDER GREAT PRESSURE AND HEAT.
OLIVES MUST BE PRESSED BETWEEN HEAVY STONES TO MAKE OLIVE OIL. SEEDS MUST KNOW THE WET, COLD GROUND, THEN SURVIVE HOT DRY DAYS… TO PRODUCE FRUIT. The wet, cold, heat is all part of the process of fruit bearing…
GOD’S PLAN IS CLEAR… WE MUST PRESS… THIS PLAN MUST RECOGNIZE THIS PROBLEM AS AN OPPORTUNITY!
Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
WE ARE ABILITY RATED PEOPLE. GOD NEVER EXPECTS OF US WHAT WE CAN’T DO.
THERE ARE 5 TALENT, TWO TALENT AND ONE TALENT PEOPLE. I THINK, THAT WHEN THE ONE TALENT PERSON FOUND OUT THERE WAS A 5 TALENT PERSON --- HE STARTED OUT ANGRY TO START WITH… DO NOTHING?
I believe God is fair and just. I also believe GOD GIVES EVERY PERSON AT BIRTH THE TALENT AND CREATIVIITY