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The Tyranny of Little Things (14 of 28)
Series: SUCCESS: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I HAVE IT? (JOSHUA)
Dr. Chuck McAlister
-- Huge tree .... recently collapsed in Colorado -- estimated to be over 400 years old!
-- Over the centuries, it had .... been struck by lightening 14 times ... braved countless storms of
tremendous intensity .... even survived an earthquake that devastated the region.
-- What finally destroyed this mighty guardian of the forest?
-- Beetles .... a tiny bug!
(A) So often .... not the major crises -- the big problems that do us in -- or bring discouragement or despair.... destroy marriages .... relationships .... businesses.
(B) It's the daily setbacks .... the small things that overwhelm us .... defeat us!
Song of Solomon 2:15 says that it is "the little foxes that spoil the vines."
* It's the combination of all those little things that can undo you the quickest.
(C) Children of Israel .... moved into Promised Land -- speaks to us of the Spirit-filled life!
Chapters 1-5 .... We Must Obey
.... Obedience is the key!
.... Faced the big problems -- crossed the Jordan!
Chapters 6-12 .... We Must Overcome
.... Overcame the fortified city of Jericho!
.... Conquered the big problem.
1- Defeated by little, insignificant AI (Ch. 7) .... because of sin in the camp!
* They became dominated by the insignificant!
* All they could see was "AI"!
* People I know whose lives are dominated by little things .... they have their mind on AI --
.... a cigarette .... or a bottle .... or food .... or one wrong attitude .... or one relationship gone sour! .... or one small sin (who's going to know?)
* Don't dismiss those as insignificant -- nothing in your life is insignificant to God --
-- Do you need to refocus your life?
-- Are you dominated by something that you keep telling yourself you ought to be able to conquer?
.... If you want to overcome your AI --
.... Reprioritize your life -- get ba ...
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