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Summary: Ruts of frustration will hinder God's plan for our development. Is life about the destination or how about the journey? Thorns have purposes.

YOU WILL NEVER BE A BUTTERFLY. RUTS: FRUSTRATION

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

***RUT: a worn track by habitual usage/ passage,

YOU WILL NEVER BE A BUTTERFLY?

My son played little league baseball in Archer Park in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The balls fields are in the flood plains of the Big Sandy River. In the spring there are places where the park’s vehicles pass. One year there was a million caterpillars. I saw them climbing down the trees to the ground and they began a journey. They all seemed to be headed somewhere. I love nature and I love to watch life. So for several weeks I watched the wiggle worms. I notice they were all thriving… except where the RUTS were carved in the mud. The caterpillars in the ruts were all green guts? They got stuck in the ruts and when the park vehicles drove by all the caterpillars in the ruts were dead… THEY WOULD NEVER BE A BUTTERFLY, THE RUTS BECAME TRAPS… THE PLAN OF GOD WAS KILLED BY RUTS…

Think about it?

JESUS SAYS: I BELIEVE IN YOU MORE THAN YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

HOW CIRCLUAR CAN LIFE BECOME... SEEMS WE ESTABLISH THINKING PATTERNS?… WE LEARN TO REACT TO SITUATIONS… GOD CALLS US TO WLK BY FAITH…

HABITS?... ATTITUDES?...

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight :)

BROKEN WINGS?

I am told not many birds can fly with a broken wing?

There are a few exceptions. I am told the eagle can fly with a broken wing.

The eagle lives high on a cliff. When the wind blows just right the eagle can jump of the cliff and ride the wind.

There is a problem, the eagle can only fly in circles. ( large or small) …

TODAY WE TEND TO HOLD CIRCULAR- REPETITIVE

Repetitive nature of a habit? Seems we do things over and over?

THE HABIT THE USUAL WAY OF BEHAVING,

ARE WE TRAPPED AND FRUSTRATED? HAS MY THOUGHT PATTERNS AND REACTION STYLES BECOME LARGE RUTS?

HOW INSANE IS IT TO KEEP DOING THINGS THE SAME OLD WAY AND EXPECT A DIFFERENT OUTCOME…

IF YOU HAVE NEVER FAILED YOU HAVE NOT TRIED NEW THINGS…

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

THESE THINGS OUGTH NOT BE? CAN YOUR MOUTH BECOME A RUT WHERE WE DIE?

James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

IT IS IN HOW YOU SAY IT:

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

THE RUT OF HOW WILL I SAY THIS? Many put their brain in neutral while their mouth is in gear.

There was a well-known family that had a relative that brought much embarrassment to the family. This man chose a life of crime and did many illegal deeds. He ended up in prison many times. Each time the man got out of prison his crime became more serious. Until finally the judge sentence the criminal to death by the electric chair.

There was a family member that decided to write a book about the family history. As the writer was penning the words he decided he did not want to tell of the uncle that died in the electric chair, but he did not want to leave his uncle out of the book after all he was a family member.

After much thought, the man decide he would include his uncle in the book. So the author chose his words very thoughtfully. He wrote of his uncle youth and then he penned this words: WHILE UNCLE WAS AT A FEDERAL INSTITUTION HE WAS IN APPLIED ELECTRONICS, HIS END CAME AS A SUDDEN SHOCK.

Do we see: IT IS ALL IN HOW WE SAY IT? The applied electronics and sudden end, kind of dress up the ugly situation?

YOUR WORDS CAN TRIGGER ACTIONS, THEY BECOME ARE SEEDS… ARE WE TRAPPED BY OUR WORDS?

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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