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June 12, 2024 10 mins

When you open your mind to God, it is like opening a parachute and turning an out of control free fall into a nice ride.

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Speaker 5 (02:02):
I sure, well, good morning everybody. You are listening to
the voice, Come on, dig me now, one and only
Steve Harvey got a radio show man or man on man.
I thank God for it. I thank God for all
he's done for me, for all the little things that

(02:22):
I oftentimes failed to thank him for that I take
for granted for You know, I was talking the other
day to a buddy of mine. We had gotten to
this conversation about God and and in the conversation we
had narrowed it down and we were talking about changing

(02:45):
the way we are as people. You know that everybody
has to change. You know, nothing stays the same. Everybody changes,
and a lot of these changes can be for the good,
and a lot of them are just they just come
with time.

Speaker 2 (03:01):
You know.

Speaker 5 (03:01):
Sometimes it's aging that changes us but no matter how
old you get, you still have the ability to improve
as a person. You may not have the footspeed you
used to have. You may not be as agile as
you used to be. Your energy level may not be

(03:24):
what it used to be. Your desire to do some
of the things that you used.

Speaker 2 (03:30):
To do may be gone. The thing that.

Speaker 5 (03:36):
Doesn't have to change and will not change is you.
You have the ability to continue to grow as a person,
even when far the time and nature has taken its course.
We were talking about everybody can change, and everybody has

(04:04):
uh the right to reinvent themselves as they get older,
and I equated it to jumping out of an airplane.
You know, there are some people man who get to
a certain point in their life and they and they
jump from the airplane is now almost a stunt of

(04:27):
some kind. It's almost like they lifed and got out
of control. You ever seen somebody jump out an airplane
and the parachute don't open, and they life start and
it seems like they start spinning and tumbling and they
can't get it together. And I've seen some mid air
rescues before. But then there are times when you know
when it hasn't worked. You know, you jump out that airplane,

(04:49):
and at first it's fun. I've never scott dived before,
but I would imagine when you first jump out of
an airplane that they people describe it as a a
sense of being free, and it's exhilarating when you first
jump out the plane.

Speaker 1 (05:07):
But if you pull that cord.

Speaker 5 (05:08):
And nothing happens. I never happened to me, but I
can only imagine the panic that's got to set in
because no matter how fun it was a moment ago,
the flying over to one another, holding hands in the air,
the breeze, the descent, the feeling of all of a sudden,

(05:32):
if you reach for that cord and it's not there,
you're suddenly spinning out of control. And that's what happens
in a lot of people's lives. When you first start
your life, you jump out the plane, You free, You young,
you ain't got nothing to.

Speaker 2 (05:46):
Worry about it.

Speaker 5 (05:46):
But then you get to a certain point in your
life when you go, okay, I'm gonna pull the cord now.
And pulling the cord is an important thing because here's
the analogy my friend gave me. He said, man, use
your mind like a parachute. It works better when it's open. Well,

(06:09):
see what happens with a lot of people is they
in life. They jump out the plane and they and
they having this free fall and it's fun for now.
But they get to a certain point in their life
where they got themself in a situation or they've had
a little bit too much fun a little bit too long,

(06:30):
or you know, they wasn't open to nothing and they
just did what they wanted to do, or they started
getting involved with drugs or drinking, or started running with
the wrong people. See you jump out the plane.

Speaker 2 (06:41):
At first, you're free falling this fun.

Speaker 5 (06:43):
But then after a minute, man, something happens and they
realize whoa and they reach for the cord, and the
chord don't work.

Speaker 2 (06:49):
Well.

Speaker 5 (06:49):
Now you're in the panic stricken situation. And my suggesting
that what I've learned from the analogy that my friends
shared with me is that we all the sooner we
can open our mind to God, the sooner we could
develop that relationship with him. It's like pulling the chord
and opening a parachute. If you open up your mind

(07:12):
to God, God is like a parachute.

Speaker 2 (07:16):
You know, God can slow your descent.

Speaker 5 (07:20):
God can turn this out of control freefall into a
nice ride for you. See, that's what happened to me.
I was spinning out of control. I had gotten myself
into a point. Man, Why I wasn't doing real good? Oh,
y'all would look at me and think, man, stevee man.

(07:42):
Now I wasn't doing real good. I had spun out
of control. I was in a free fall, and I
reached for the chord, but I was so far away
the chord didn't open. Then I went to him and
I pulled a chord. When I went to God, I
pulled the cord and open, and he slowed my descent.

(08:05):
And this is what I just believe. I don't believe
now that I age as fast as I was aging,
because I got that parachute open. Now, you know, I
take better care of myself, eating, I work out more.
Now you know I'm not out of control. I have
a direction now that win. Then got up under that
parachute a little bit, you know, And now I'm going.

(08:28):
You know, I'm still getting older, you know so, But
the descent is so slow. Now I'm able to enjoy
the ride. I'm guiding my parachute over. Sometimes we go
over to a vacation spot over here. We float back
over to it. But you know, I'm still getting old.
I'm still going down. But the descent because I've opened

(08:49):
my mind to God, the parachute has slowed my descent.
And now I'm rocking back and forth. But I ain't
spending out of control no more. You know, I'm able
to enjoy the view now. You know, when you jump
out that plane and you pull that cord and it
don't work, you ain't looking at the view no more.
You're thinking of only one thing. How can I slow

(09:11):
this down? Well, now I'm able to enjoy the view.
I'm able to see all the beautiful things on the
horizon that God has for me. I'm able to see
all the beautiful things around me that He's provided for
me over these years. Because I've slowed my descent. I
use my mind like a parachute. It works better when

(09:32):
it's open. Open your mind to God, and so you
can see the view, so you can slow the descent,
so you can stop the out of control free fall
that you've been on. That you can get your life
together and see everything out on the horizon that God
has for you. You know, it turned out to be
a very true statement your mind. If you use it

(09:54):
like a parachute, it works better when it's open y'alling.

Speaker 4 (10:00):
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