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