Summary: Have you ever pondered how a rubber band feels when a person stretches it beyond where it has been? Do you think the stretching feels good? Well, that is why the rubber band was made, to be stretched. Maybe God wants to stretch you beyond here!
A NIGHTMARE ON DESERT STREET!
GO FIGURE? I CAN’T FIGURE THIS ONE OUT!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Romans 8:24 For we are saved by HOPE: but HOPE that is seen is NOT HOPE: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet HOPE for it?
1. WHY THE STRETCH?
Have you ever pondered how a rubber band feels when a person stretches it beyond where it has been?
What would the rubber band say as the stretching process occurs? Do you think the stretching feels good?
Well, that is why the rubber band was made, to be stretched.
Maybe God wants to stretch you beyond here!
My child, God knows you by your first name. God knows where you have been! God has a plan for you!
If you have much potential, God is going to stretch your faith, beyond what you can figure out.
SOME WILL NEVER BE STRETCHED BECAUSE THEY ARE WEAK AND CAN’T STAND THE PULL.
If you can figure it out, there is not much faith required. God is calling a few good men and a few
good women to show Himself strong. Can you see for God’s work to be accomplished some people
will need to yield to the stretch of faith? This must reach beyond what you think you can stand.
God calls some dreamers to go beyond what a man can figure out in his mind, to reach into the realm
of Divine Possibilities. Don’t run! Don’t be afraid! Don’t figure! Trust God and reach beyond the
ability of your hands.
God is calling you to a testimony of faith. This trial, these problems, this misunderstanding is a great opportunity for God to stretch you and grow you beyond where you are.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: BE READY ALWAYS TO GIVE an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason of THE HOPE that is in you, with meekness and fear.
Many today are trying to change the message or the messenger! God wants the message to change you,
to stretch you. With ordinary talent teamed with extra ordinary perseverance and faith all things can be
achieved. You can overcome this if you want to.
2. GO FIGURE THIS OUT ABRAHAM?
Poor Abraham? Can you imagine what excitement Abraham had when he told Sarah, pack you bags baby,
we are moving? Moving where? I don’t know? BUT GOD?
Abraham had to step out by faith with little hope. Abraham could not figure it out! HE HAD TO TRUST!
Abraham had to leave his comfort zone and head into the vast unknown?
Trusting a call he had heard from above, no one else heard the call, no one else would understand.
The trail before Abraham seemed impossible and full of aimless drifting?
Yet there was a HIGHER POWER LEADING ALL THE WAY.
Great is the testing process Abraham will face? The blessings will be delayed over 20 years,
this can’t be God?
The test of the willingness to lay HIS ONLY son on the altar was a terrible test?
This can’t be God? Can it? Go figure?
Many nights Abraham lay down to go to sleep and he pondered would he ever wake up in the morning?
God had a plan for Abraham, the trails of his journeys were not aimless drifting, there was a
God and a plan. Abraham had to learn to trust God and hope against hope!
Abraham had to step out by faith with little hope in to the unknown.
Abraham could not figure it out! But God had already figured out all of Abraham’s journey.
They had to grow hope out of no hope.
Is God trying to teach you HOPE out of despair?
DO YOU WANT TO WALK WITH GOD BY SIGHT, FORGET THE FAITH STEPS?
3. GO FIGURE THIS OUT? IS THERE A PLAN FOR ME?
We often think our situation is near hopeless. How can good ever come out of this situation?
We can become overwhelmed by the negative until this situation could seem like a death trap.
Can this be God? Could God be in this? CAN GOD TURN THIS AROUND? Is there any hope?
Problems can be almost overwhelming when you try to analyze the solution.
The more we think about the problems, the more we listen to the giant, the deeper the
hole of hopelessness.
The children of Israel listened to Goliath 2 times a day for 40 days. The negative message of the world
defeated what God could do. A teenager that had not heard all the 80 negative messages, and was not