Summary: Often we try to bypass the waiting room, but there can be found great purpose while waiting for God's good things. Do we honestly evaluate where we have been, where we are going? There may be a reason God ask us to WAIT UPON HIM?
TRYING TO BYPASS THE WAITING ROOM...
By Wade martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. GOD HAS AN EVALUATION SYSTEM...
HIS SCALES ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE.
A. THE PARTY IS ON... NO CORRECTION TO LIFE STYLE? THE SCALES...
YOU HAVE ONE MORE NIGHT
Daniel 5:24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
 This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
 Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
B. EXAMINE SELF...CORRECT THE PROBLEM...
2 Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not
your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
II. BYPASS THE WAITING ROOM?
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
A. We lived in Virginia and had wonderful neighbors.
One day Linda was visiting Doris as our son played with their son.
Doris started crying and told Linda she was greatly concerned.
As they talked Doris shared with Linda, her breast was as hard as a rock.
Linda begged Doris to go to the door tomorrow.
Sometime later Doris went to a doctor... IT WAS TOO LATE...
There was mastectomy but the cancer was too far gone.
Doris was faced death in a short time.
B. You know, I have always had a desire to have a doctor as a friend.
I could just call and with no appointment have the doctor give me samples of what ever
medicine I needed and I would get better immediately.
Wow, would that be nice to BYPASS THE WAITING ROOM.
Let me tell you about of friend of mine that achieved my dream.
I would visit my friend, she had a problem, she would call the doctor friend and with
out any examine or anything the person when and picked up the medicine for free.
For years my friend BYPASSED THE WAITING ROOM and would laugh at us "poor"
folk... THEY HAD A FRIEND!
The person developed a SIMPLE HEALTH PROBLEM, make the call and tell the
doctor and free samples awaited...
The problem PERSISTED, the doctor friend took care of it.
After time and again getting the FREE FIX the doctor said: MAYBE I BETTER
CHECK OUT THIS PROBLEM?
After several years of this health problem, the DOCTOR DEMANDED TO SEE THE
PROBLEM... AFTER AN APPOINTMENT, THE PERSON FOUND OUT WHAT THEY
TOLD THE DOCTOR WAS A MINOR PROBLEM, THE PROBLEM WAS A SERIOUS
CANCER. There was immediate surgery, but the CANCER HAD GROWN and
death was soon.
THE TWO FRIENDS BYPASSED THE WAITING ROOM AT A GREAT EXPENSE.
The years of not having a medical examine was very EXPENSIVE.
C.DO YOU SEE HOW THIS CAN BE APPLIED SPIRITUALLY?
III. MANY HAVE THE ATTITUDE, WHAT I DO NOT KNOW CAN NOT HURT ME....
Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
A. FOR WHAT?
There was this man that worked in a massive plant of over 1,000 employees.
He made $60,000.00 a year.
He worked with COPPER WIRING. He would have an excess of wiring.
He would hide the wire, and when it accumulated ...
He would take the wire in the rest room and roll it around and around his body and pull
his clothes of the wire. SMART?
HE MADE BETWEEN $40 and $100.00 a pop.
One day after rolling of bundle of copper wire around his legs and body...
He went to lunch...
A BOSS CALLED HIM ASIDE IN THE PARKING LOT...
FOR $80 THE MAN LOST HIS JOB MAKING $60,000 A YEAR?
B. Linda says: DON'T CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE OR YOUR SUGAR...
If you know it is high ... YOU WILL WORRY...
C. THIS DONUT WILL NOT HURT?
I can continually break this just a little and it will not hurt me...
IV. WE RECEIVE REPORT CARDS, PROGRESS REPORTS ON A REGULAR BASIS...
MIDTERMS ARE PART OF THE PROCESS...
1 Cor. 11: 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink
of that cup.
A. When I taught school we gave report cards every 6 weeks.
Later the PROGRESS REPORT WERE TAKEN TO 9 WEEKS...
This saved 2 grading periods a year...
B. LOWER EXPECTATIONS?
A= 100 to 95 A=100 to 90
B= 94 to 88 B= 90 to 80 PASS /// FAIL no grade?