Skip to main content

Not going down that rabbit hole again

Isn’t it obvious that conspirators lose out, while the thoughtful win love and trust? (Proverbs 14:22)

Some of the most 'obvious' things in life can be the most 'elusive' to us. Stop for a moment to consider what 'obvious' really means - available, accessible, discernable. Now, why is it that the stuff that is so easily available, quickly accessible, and totally discernable is hard for us to actually get our minds around? I think it might be that the enemy of our souls just doesn't want us to get hold of this stuff that God provides because he knows just how powerful it will be in our hands!

The thoughtful win love and trust. The mind is the starting point for all action - we have established that already in our studies together. If we want to know where we are headed, we need only look as far as our most dominant thoughts. Whatever it is we think the most upon is the direction our actions will be taken. Every now and again I think some thoughts that take me down a rabbit hole of doubt, worry, or just plain depression. If I don't want to go down that rabbit hole I need to change that thought pattern quickly. Seems obvious, doesn't it? Yet, some of the most 'obvious' stuff to us can be the most 'elusive'.

What is a conspirator and why did God warn us about the losses they would experience? It is someone who spends a great deal of time and energy plotting, looking for ways to betray others, and in truth, it is someone who ends up being a backstabber. No wonder they 'lose out' in life - their pathway is down a pretty ugly rabbit hole! The thoughtful are considerate of others - through deliberate choices. Don't miss that one - if we want to avoid the ugly rabbit hole, we make deliberate choices to stay out of the field where the rabbit dwells!

The most 'obvious' stuff in life should be the most transparent to us, but we sometimes miss what is right there in front of our faces. We trip over the obvious sometimes! Why? We refuse to see it. We refuse to acknowledge it. It is indisputable, but we refuse to acknowledge it. This is why we find ourselves struggling with our choices sometimes - we think truth has to be hard or elusive - surely truth could not be staring us right in the face. God doesn't make it hard to learn of his love or grace - it is right out there for us to see. He doesn't make it hard for us to know right from wrong - in fact, he gives us a conscience and the presence of the Holy Spirit within us so it can become 'obvious' to us.

We might think God's truths are 'elusive', but in truth they are quite 'obvious'. They are accessible, discernable, indisputable, palpable, and unmistakable. We don't need more than an open mind, yielded heart, and intent spirit to discover them. We do need a willing heart to embrace them. Will begins in the mind, so we need to set our minds in a different way of thinking sometimes - so the most dominant thoughts we are thinking are those that point us in the right direction. Maybe this is why God spends so much time training us to take control of our thoughts! Just sayin!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The bobby pin in the electrical socket does what???

Avoidance is the act of staying away from something - usually because it brings some kind of negative effect into your life.  For example, if you are a diabetic, you avoid the intake of high quantities of simple sugars because they bring the negative effect of elevating your blood glucose to unhealthy levels.  If you were like me as a kid, listening to mom and dad tell you the electrical outlets were actually dangerous didn't matter all that much until you put the bobby pin into the tiny slots and felt that jolt of electric current course through your body! At that point, you recognized electricity as having a "dangerous" side to it - it produces negative effects when embraced in a wrong manner.  Both of these are good things, when used correctly.  Sugar has a benefit of producing energy within our cells, but an over-abundance of it will have a bad effect.  Electricity lights our path and keeps us warm on cold nights, but not contained as it should be and it can produce

Scrubbed Up and Ready to Go!

Have you ever considered just how 'clean' your hands really are? In nursing school, I remember this exercise we did where we rubbed hand lotion on our hands, then were told to go scrub them to practice a good handwashing technique. Most of us were going the extra mile by scrubbing back and front, in between the fingers and then even up above the wrist area. Surely our hands were clean, right? We came back to the room for the 'inspection' of our handwashing jobs only to find our instructor had turned the lights off, had a black light set up, and inspected our hands under that glowing beast! Guess what else 'glowed'? Our hands! The lotion was 'laced' with this 'dust' that illuminates under the black light, allowing each of us to see the specific areas around cuticles, under nails, and even here and there on our hands that got totally missed by our good 'handwashing' technique! What we thought was clean really wasn't clean at all. Clean

Doubt isn't a bad thing

I would like for you to consider for a moment what this journalist was attempting to share in his words: " Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow ." (Ambrose Bierce) Have you ever doubted? Then it is suggested you were at least at the place of some form of belief. Have you ever considered what your doubt was attempting to reveal to you? Perhaps doubt is not a bad thing because it points us to consider the truth of a matter. Where doubt is - - - there truth is. It may be in the shadows, but it is there! We need only look a little closer and we will find truth has never been far from us.  The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate dow