Getting Over the Hump
ILLUSTRATION: Let me begin this morning by sharing a brief illustration given by Jim Rohn.
Over the years I've been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept--the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing philosophy, they never quit. That's a good philosophy. If they're headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they'll look for another way. They'll climb over, they'll climb under, and they'll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you're supposed to go. SOURCE: Internet: Messages From The Masters TITLE: The Ant Philosophy AUTHOR: Jim Rohn DATE: 6/3/01
1. Let me borrow the last sentence for a moment: "never quit looking for a way to get where you're supposed to go."
2. When we speak of "getting over the hump," we understand that term as a euphemism for, "getting around an obstacle," "overcoming a difficulty," "achieving something in life," "being able to handle a problem," or "circumventing a problem."
3. Possibly I am speaking to some folks this morning who are trying to get over the hump. You are looking for a career change; you are having difficulty with a habit in your life, maybe you are struggling with certain emotions--with people or circumstances.
a. For you, getting over the hump may have to do with your need to make some serious spiritual decisions: You're trying to find God's will for your life, or possibly, you need to rededicate your life to the Lord? Whatever it may be...for you, it is "getting over the hump."
4. Do you know what I think? I think we would do good to adopt the "ant philosophy." In fact, in the book of Proverbs we are told to "consider" the ways of the ant. What does the ant do when he comes to an obstacle in his way? To quote Jim Rohn again, "He climbs over, he climbs under, and he climbs around. He keeps ...
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