- John 8:34 (NKJV) Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
You cannot defeat what you will not name.
History buffs will recall how then Prime Minister of Great Britain, Neville Chamberlain could not bring himself to call Hitler and Nazi Germany an enemy. Instead, he chose the path of appeasement and compromise. The results were disastrous with millions of lives lost and adverse political ramifications that haunt us to this day.
On a lighter note, the other day I was caught in traffic that seemed to be trapped in slow motion. Maneuvering my car through the traffic was akin to trying to sprint in a swimming pool full of water.
My mind began to drift…what if we could convert our cars and road system to bumper cars! It would be so nice. We could just bump people out-of-the-way that were going to slow—and they’d take no offense; matter of fact, it would be expected.
I’ll not embarrass myself and bore you by detailing how far I took this fantasy; the point is, driving a car is not and will not be like bumper cars. Cars are fast, potentially dangerous—even fatal instruments of transportation. Furthermore, the drivers in the cars around you are unpredictable, often distracted, and usually in a hurry. All this makes for volatile situation in which you must stay alert and drive defensively. To ignore this fact and pretend otherwise is to set yourself up for a disaster.
Again, what you will not name you will not defeat.
Dear friend, take a moment and face the truth in your life. I wish excuses made things right. I wish blaming your problems on others made them go away. I wish pain medicine (of all sorts) cured diseases and solved problems. I wish ice cream wasn’t loaded with fat and sugar. I wish a lot of things—but wishing on a star or anything else won’t get the job done. Only the person that is willing to look themselves in the eye and face the truth will ever have a chance of breaking out of the prison they have become trapped in.
- Churchill (thesquirrelsnestblog.wordpress.com)