Set Free

"I don't realize what I'm doing. I don't do what I want to do. Instead, I do what I hate." --Romans 7:15 The last time I traveled abroad, the house we were staying in was nestled in the deep, dark reaches of what could have been the Congo for all I know. Spiders the size of small dogs, bugs never before photographed by man...this place was creepy.

Well, one night in the laundry room underneath the house, I was transferring clothes from the washer, when a moth the size of a pterodactyl flew out of the dryer. (I suddenly had new clothes to wash.)

I stood and watched this pre-historic bat beat his head against the window trying to escape his laundromat hotel-turned-prison. I noticed it had a portion of its wing missing, but that didn't stop it from flying around my head as it tried desperately to get out. After many attempts, I was able to catch it and throw it outside.

Nice story, right? Well, the next morning I made my way back to the laundry room. I opened the door and wouldn't you know it -- that giant eagle-moth with that broken wing was back at that same window, trying to get out. Trapped again. Same predicament. Same trouble. As I shook my head in disbelief, it dawned on me...I'm a lot like that moth.

Aren't we like that sometimes? We find ourselves in the wrong place, wrong predicament, wrong jungle -- beating our heads against the wall just wishing for a fresh new start? Well, this Thanksgiving season is the perfect time for a fresh start, both physically and spiritually. It's time to shed the bad habits and wrong decisions and replace them with God-filled choices for abundant health and living. Like my little flying friend, we just have to realize we've been set free.

And with that thought, from my family to yours, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends, family and good food. 'Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.'

--Jimmy Peña

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. The PrayFit Daily will be back on Monday, December 2nd!