Habits. Vices. I’ve picked up a few.
Somewhere along the line they became addictions.
Today they are my afflictions.
God’s pressing me to clean up my act.
For real this time. And I want to. But.
I try and compromise. I create excuses like “I’ll try not to do such and such” or “I’ll cut down on this or that.” I end up on my knees. Again. Praying for help from a God who can’t reach me when I seek comfort from my vices rather than him.
You know what Bible verse God hit me with? You’ll like this. He’s a joker.
God says if your eye causes you trouble, pluck it out and get rid of it.
And as the living word continued it’s life in my brain I was left with this:
Sometimes you gotta say “Pluck it.”
Pluck out your eyeball. Pretty extreme huh? We HAVE to be. We have to suck it up. Yes, it’s scary and takes courage. “How will I live without my eye?”
But the bible tells us we’ll be better off – even if we feel like we’re maiming ourselves.
I’m hearing God tell us extreme measures are necessary. We must distance ourselves from whatever is screwing us up.
That means no compromise. No temptation.
Sometime we gotta say…
”Pluck it. I’m DONE.”
Throw the cigarettes away, get the trigger food out of the house, ban yourself from the gym, cut your credit card in half, defriend the person on facebook, end the relationship…etc.
We cannot waver.
What’s holding you down or tripping you up?
Stare it down and say:
That thing you do that you don’t want to do?
I’m gonna start tomorrow. Who’s with me?
What’s on your “‘pluck it” list?
“Pluck-it” list…bucket list…see what I did there?