TITLE: Self-fulfilling Prophecies
TEXT: Job 3:23-26 23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in? 24 For my sighing comes before I eat, And my groanings pour out like water. 25 For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. 26 I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.
PROPOSITION: Our negative thinking becomes reality.
KEY WORD: Reasons
I was afraid this would happen.
I feared this for years Now it has happened to me.
Parents and children dumb, stupid, never amount to anything, ugly, fat
About ourselves ability, fears, doubts, anxieties, cant learn computers, I am too old to try that.
Others church, family, friends, associates, marriages, children
Elvis mother died at 48. Elvis feared 48. Died at 48.
Bike rider look at the curb or rock you want to avoid hit the curb or rock
Golf Dont drive this ball in the water Splash!
Baseball Pitcher is told, Do not pitch him low and outside. Pitch goes low and outside.
In all cases we were looking at the problem instead of the solution.
David 1 Samuel 17 - Do you look at the Princess or the problem?
Hebrews 12:1-2 Run the race Looking unto Jesus
Matthew 14:30 Peter walked on water, then saw the waves and sank
Reason We were not designed to think in the negative.
Bike rider look where you WANT to go.
Pitcher think where the pitch should go.
Golfer look where you want the ball to land.
Look to Jesus Not at the waves and wind
I cant do that. Not my talent.
I cant hit his curve ball. Here comes a curve ball. Strike 3.
I cant lead singing, teach a class, preach a sermon
My Cant becomes Impossible.
CONCLUSION: I told you that is what would happen.
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