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Summary: How many people are walking by faith with their eyes closed to the promise of God? Are we well able to overcome this obstacles, or will we go to our tents and cry?

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SHALL WE WALK BLIND FOLDED?

DO WE ALLOW PROBLEMS TO DEFINE US?

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

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that

we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Did you hear the story about the TAXI DRIVER from New York?

Seems he died and went to heaven. He waited while the angel looked up his

name in the BOOK OF LIFE. Sure enough his name was there.

The angel turned and picked him out a GOLD STAFF laced with shiny diamonds,

he turned and picked out a SOLID SILK ROBE and gave them to him.

The next in line was a Pastor of a local church. The angel checked and there was

the Pastor's name in the BOOK OF LIFE. So the angel turned and picked out

a WOOD STAFF a,d gave him a LINEN WHITE ROBE.

The Pastor said there must be a mistake? A TAXI DRIVER receives a GOLD STAFF and

SILL ROBE and all I receive is this WOOD STAFF and a LINEN ROBE?

The angel said: SIR, I AM SORRY, BUT THE GOLD STAFFS AND SILL ROBES are

reserved for those that send us the most people. The TAXI DRIVER had 10 more times the

people saved than you did?

I. WE CARRY A GREAT ABILITY OF DENIAL...

WE CAN NEVER CHANGE WHAT WE ARE NOT WILLING TO ACKNOWLEDGE...

WHAT DO YOU SEE? WHERE DO YOU FOCUS?

A. Do we allow problems to define us?

Or do we define the problem and look for a solution?

B. In God's camp seems we will always find several different opinions?

1. Let us DO IT NOW...

2. We can not do it?

3. Arise, Lord God and we can!

Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and

possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 31 But the men that went up with him said, We

be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel,

saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants

thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

B. I purchased a SIESTA MASK, or a SLEEP MASK. ($1.99, I have often used this)

I put this BLIND FOLD on a person, and asked them to walk while wearing this.

I asked them to pick up a dollar bill...

C. THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE THAT REFUSE TO SEE...

1. Ask a person with a TEMPER PROBLEM?

2. Ask an alcoholic? Drug addict?

3. Ask an UNFAITHFUL PERSON?

I talked to a leader about missing church so often? They come once every 5 services?

They told me they never missed church?

II. WE OFTEN ALLOW PROBLEMS TO DEFINE WHO WE ARE?

YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICES...

IT IS NOT JUST WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU --- IT IS WHAT HAPPENS IN YOU...

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify

your hearts, ye double minded.

A. I HAVE SEVERAL MAGNETS WITH ME...

WE BECOME WHAT WE ATTRACT?

1. I have a several powerful magnets...

We discuss how OPPOSITES ATTRACT...

When you get married OPPOSITES ATTACK.

2. I use the magnets to REPEL each other.

Then I use the magnet to ATTACK AND PULL TOGETHER.

B. THEN I DISCUSS WHAT ARE YOU ATTRACTING IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?

C. I purchased a 4" MAGNETIC PARTS HOLDER...

It is a small bowl. I have a few washers and screws and instead of dumping the

washers and screws out, the metal pieces are STUCK FAST in the MAGNETIC BOWL.

How often do we HANG ON TO THINGS and they keep us upset.

WE HAVE TO LEARN TO LET GO!

D. It is a two fold work...

1. Resist the Devil...

2. DRAW NIGH TO GOD...

E. QUIT FLIRTING WITH THE WORLD...

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he

that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

III. GOD HAS A PLAN --- WE REFUSE TO SEE IT...

IN THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION...

IS THIS BAD? OR IS THIS GOOD?

A. In the freezing cold softens the soil for spring plowing?

God used the wind to can away the locust?

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