•          When we fail to deal with the issues of our lives on time, they tend to deal with us when we least expect
  •   Our attitude, character, believes, trait, nature, way of life, etc. that are not dealt with before they grow may stand against us in future

Prov. 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
§  If you feel you are too big to dance or do anything before the Lord, don’t condemn those are doing so
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
§  If you are too big to feel free in the presence of the lord is ok, but don’t condemn those that are doing so
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.§  Our tongue can place us in a barren situation be it spiritually, financially, material, morally, academically and physical.

§  What are the utterances of our mouth that have brought barrenness into our lives
Prov. 18:21 Death and life arein the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
§  When you don’t deal with your tongue when you are a nobody, it will slow the paste of your becoming somebody 

1Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
§  Our utterance sometimes determine how far we go in life 

Ps 35:28 28And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the daylong.
II Kings 5:11-14
§     Naaman almost lost his miracle because of anger and prid
§  We should learn to trust God and not in our wealth of experience.
Pro. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
        The way we think or feel does no matter to God, He will only do it in His own time.
        Our approach to matters defers from God’s approach, He changes His approach to situations so that man will not box Him into a corner
        His ways are not our ways neither is His thought like ours.
Isa. 55:8-9 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

§  God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the so called wise men
I Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
Ps. 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth
II Kings 5:20-27
§  Naaman’s leprosy came upon Gahazi because of greed, deceit and lie
§  Do not try to make gain from every situation (deal) that comes your way, Know when to reject and when to accept gift
§  Sometime the cares of the world overturn our bases for judgment as Christians
§  David’s adultery almost cost him his throne
§  Judas thirst for wealth made him sold his master (Jesus)
§  Saul lost the throne because he could not resist the sheep, goats, camels, cows, e.t.c. he saw in a country God ordered them to destroy completely.
§  Esau sold his birth right for a meal
§  Samson lust for unbeliever women contributed to his down fall


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