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Summary: Popeye says: ME'S HAD ALL ME'S CAN STAND, ME'S CAN'T STAND NO MORE... 1980 Roberto Duran cries out in his fight: NO MAS! NO MAS!.

NO MAS, NO MAS…

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

Life is not fair… things are never on an even, balanced field. Seems every member would contribute equally.

Have you ever heard of the PARETO PRINCIPLE… IT IS CALL THE 80/20 RULE…

In Italy 80% of the land is owned by 20% of the population.

80% of the sales come from 20% of clients.

In a group 20% give 80% of the budget.

In any group 20% of the people do 80% of the work.

In sports 20% of the players do 80% of the training and victory. 20% of the players’ stats do 80% of the team goals.

20% of the patients in the health care systems use 80% of the health care resources.

80% of the crime is committed by 20% of the criminals…

WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF WE COULD GET 50/50 INVOLVED? HOW ABOUT 100/100?

HAVE YOU EVER DESIRED TO ESCAPE… RUN AWAY…

As a young boy if I got hurt or angry, I would tell my mom. MOM, I AM GOING TO CRAWL IN A HOLE, EAT A WORM AND DIE.

My older brother and I ran away once. We were not in school yet. We explained to mom we desired to run away. So she packed some of our clothes in a brown paper bag. She said: Boys you may get hungry, so she made us two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and wrapped them in wax paper. We went out sat on the paper bags and sat by the sidewalk. After a while we opened our sandwiches and ate them. Our neighbor drove by in his Hudson Wasp. He stopped and asked us: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? We explained we were tired of mom bossing us around and we were running away! He was compassionate to us. He offered us a ride. We explained: WE CAN’T GO PASSED THE SIDEWALK, MOM WILL KILL US.

Many times in my life, I have desired to GET AWAY FROM CONFLICT, SUFFERING AND SORROW. I can’t get pass the sidewalk…

David was being crushed on every side. His family seemed to be falling apart. His enemies were laughing at him. Seems death had come and visited him. There is no escape… Hope eluded the heart. David pens these words… JUST LET ME FLY AWAY?

Psalm 55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

As a young boy David faced Goliath. 40 days twice a day Goliath cursed God and Israel… FEAR BREED FEAR. They went to their tents and would cry themselves to sleep… My friend, you cannot run from your problems… GROW UP, SEEK GOD’S PLAN…

1 Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

IF YOU WILL NOT RUN AWAY, OTHERS WILL FOLLOW YOU TO VICTORY….

1 Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled. 52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. 53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

AS AN OLD MAN, FEAR BREED FEAR. Negative words? Negative friends? Big problems thrive and David’s attitude changes…

Psalm 55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Seems the easy life of the King and the palace… Letting other people do his work has BEEN A FAITH KILLER.

2 Samuel 11:1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

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