Saturday, August 7, 2010

What is holding you back????

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. This man saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.


"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.


Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?


How many of us have little sins that hinders our walk with God?


There is freedom and joy in Christ.



Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. Song of Solomon 2:15



And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32



If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

1 comment:

Grammy Blick said...

A marvelous example. You know I'll build on that in a later blog -- it's a keeper.

So is your previous post on versions!! Outstanding, isn't it?