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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.

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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

give them.

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

THE PROBLEM.

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---

FROM GOD'S PLAN.

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the

head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

B. Saul could have REPENTED, BUT HE DID LIKE MANY DO ---

SAUL BLAMED OTHER PEOPLE... By BLAMING OTHERS Saul will never CORRECT his

problem, he digs his own grave.

1 Samuel 28:20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the

words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold,

thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto

thy words which thou spakest unto me.

C. Sau had passed laws against mediums and witchcraft and then turns around and seeks a witch?

Talk about a DIGGING A DEEP GRAVE.

1 Samuel 28:8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men

with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the

familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.

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