Sunday, August 22, 2010

Had enough?

Ever reached a point where you felt you’d simply had enough?
(Dumb question, huh?) Some days are just like that. You want to climb in a hole…or crawl into bed and pull the covers up as high as you can just to hide.

Hide from what though?

Some want to hide from other people so they don’t have to talk. Others may be wondering what’s going to come their way next.
So we hide.

However, the older I get, the more I realize what we’re really hiding from is our own self.

Standing in line at Starbucks earlier today, I noticed a coffee cup that had the word Reincarnate on it.  On our bad days, does that ever seem like a great idea? If only we could reinvent ourselves then maybe our troubles would vanish away.

Re-inventing ourselves is not the answer to life’s difficulties. You can’t go back in time and redo choices you have made. Besides, you are in the place you are right now because of the decisions you have made…good or bad. That’s how we learn.

What we need is a cleaning out of our mind and soul. 
We all have trashcans in our homes, but wouldn’t it also be great if we had a trash bin for our minds? Our mind is just like anything else…you get too much junk in there and you will not be able to function. Your mind can only handle so it is imperative every now and then that we clean it out?  

(Sometimes you just need to be remodeled - Bel Air, MD) 
When you sense it coming, don’t hide out – clean out. Chances are, you don’t need a re-invention….you simply need to get the bad stuff out. You can then be all you were truly meant to be. 

Romans 12:2 says, ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.’

P.S. Thanks, Andrew, for the amazing sermon today! We all need to be reminded.

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