How to Simplify and Soar (3 of 8) by Fred Lowery

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How to Simplify and Soar (3 of 8)
If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
Fred Lowery
2 Corinthians 11:3; Psalm 23:1; 1 John 3:1; Galatians 4:7; Psalm 27:7; Matthew 16:26; Jeremiah 6:16; Matthew 11:28-30
July 1, 2007

I've told our deacons and I've told our personnel team that I'm changing with God's power and God's help and they are going to have to be my support group. I will let you into my support group and we will support each other.
A scientist was doing an experiment on some caterpillars. It was a special kind of caterpillar that is known for just blindly following the one in front and no matter where the one in front is going, they just follow. So, this scientist took about two dozen of these caterpillars and arranged them one after the other in a circle and then they stood back and watched and sure enough, they just followed each other around in a circle for an hour. Then another hour. Then another hour. They thought, well, what we need to do is we need to put some pine straw in the center of the circle because that's their favorite food. So, they put the pine straw in the circle thinking that some of them would leave the circle and go eat the pine straw, but it didn't happen. They just kept blindly following each other in that circle until finally some began to weaken and then they died. You know, the amazing thing is that so many people in the world are just like that. They are blindly following other people; the way of the world, the way of culture and the way you think you can be successful. Think of those caterpillars. God designed them to one day soar like a butterfly, but they couldn't take their eyes off following whoever happened to be in front. There are a lot of people like that. You've got your eyes on people that you think are successful and somehow you can be that successful, failing to realize that God has so much more for you if you could focus on him. Are we blindly following the leaders? You know, I think it's so easy ...


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