Beth then said she realized that she was much like her pup because she had things in her life from which she could not let go. Much like the ball, she was carrying the hurt or unforgiveness or pain or frustration or habitual sin or anger wherever she went, consumed by its' presence and unable to let it go, even for a few seconds.
As I sat there, I felt the Lord prompt me...
Lauren, what is your ball? He asked in that sweet still small voice.
eh, which one, Lord? I responded in a slightly less graceful voice.
There are things in our lives that we allow to consume our time, energy, money and resources.
Those things don't deserve our time, energy, money, and resources. Yet we continue to feed on this unhealthy obsession until it takes on a life of its own.
I read this quote in a fiction book a month ago:
"You're a child of the Most High God. You just don't realize it. You keep eating out of the garbage bin when you could be at the banquet." Double Minds by Terri Blackstock
So whaddya say we quit dumpster diving and show up at the table of the Lord?
I know you are thinking, Oh fiddlesticks--now I have to be different. But girl (or fella), you got the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of you!! You can do ANYTHING.
I wouldn't tell you all this if I didn't love you more than the St. Louis Cardinals and baby dolphins.