Summary: It is insane to think you can keep doing the things the same old way and expect a different outcome. Lay down your shovel, quit digging, this hole could become your grave. You are a product of your daily choices. Do not blame, CORRECT the problem.
LAY DOWN YOUR SHOVEL, QUIT DIGGING YOUR OWN GRAVE?
DO-NOTHING-ISM IS A CANCER ---
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. BLESSING OR CURSE IS ALL ABOUT CHOICES ---
DAILY MENIAL CHOICES ... WE BECOME THE SUM TOTAL OF OUR DAILY CHOICES...
A. We choose moods, moods become habits, habits become attitudes, attitudes become thinking
patterns, thinking patterns can become DEATH TRAPS or LIFE GIVING JOY. Your choice?
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set
before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed
may live: 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and
that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest
dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to
B. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE OUR MOODS? HABITS? ATTITUDES, THINKING PATTERNS?
OR ARE WE FOREVER TRAPPED AND DOOMED TO STAY STUCK IN THIS PLACE?
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (MSG) I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before
you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. 20 And love
God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life
settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
C. WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE --- I KNOW I AM NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE?
WE MUST COME BEING IN GODLY SORROW, I AM SORRY?
WILL WE COME ADMITTING I AM THE CREATURE I HAVE CREATED?
WE COME KNOWING THERE IS A PLAN, A GOD A PLAN---
WE WILL DIG THIS GRAVE SO DEEP THAT THE TRAP WILL BECOME OUR GRAVE...
Joshua 24:15 (KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will
serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the
gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua 24:15 (NIV) But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this
day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of
the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."
D. You become the SUM TOTAL of your DAILY CHOICES?
1. Seems we can identify EVE'S CHOICES and the consequences that follow?
2. Seems we can see SAMSON's choices lead him down a trail?
3. Seems we can see King Saul's choices?
4. Seems like we can see the NEGATIVE CHOICES of JUDAS bait his own trap.
5. WHY CAN WE NOT SEE THE GRAVE OF OUR OWN CHOICES?
II. LET US COME TO A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING --- TO BLAME OTHERS CAN DIG A DEEP
GRAVE? IF WE HAVE THE ATTITUDE: BLAME OTHERS WE WILL NEVER CORRECT
A. SAUL comes to the Preacher after a great failure... He refuses to accept his action...
Samuel the Preacher calls the KING'S HAND ---
Saul hears but he refuses to ADMIT---
That SAUL'S LITTLE DAILY CHOICES LEAD HIM INTO COMPLETE REBELLION---