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Double Dipping


DOUBLE DIPPING~

Keep going back to

the SAME thing

to try to change

the SAME thing

yet the SAME thing

always stays the

SAME thing~

because

the SAME thing

is you & I.

Now that was a mouthful

Think about it.

You want different.

You want others to change.

You want your circumstances to change.

You even want the weather to change.

And you try and strive.

Not to presume that you do, but I know that is what I do.

But you & I

do it in the way that we have always done it~

with

Frustration

Impatience & Bitterness

or with

Anxiety, Fear, & Despair.

But that doesn't stop us

as we continue to

Double Dip~

doing it and doing it

until we suddenly stop

for a moment and look in the mirror~

and there you are~

frustrated, impatient, bitter, anxious, fearful and despaired.

Hmm,

something has to change

&

the something is the someone who is

looking back at you in the mirror

who has no power to change

another

person, place or thing

or even yourself~

in the

SAME

way.

So you look up

&

there

HE is~

Looking right at you,

holding out

HIS arms

to little ole you and little ole me

and saying~

"Let me do it"~

but you wonder

Can I TRUST HIM?

Will HE REALLY do what HE says HE will do?

But

HE repeats HIMSELF

and you hear the words that aren't your words~

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and HE will lift you up" (James 4:10)

And then you hear them again~

"Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of

GOD [set aside self-righteous pride],

so that HE may exalt you [to a place of honor in HIS service] at the appropriate time,

casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries,

and all your concerns, once and for all] on HIM, for

HE cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]"

(I Peter 5:6-7)

And then you think

that

the SAME thing

that you have been doing

isn’t working

because

the SAME thing

is you & I,

so maybe just maybe

I need SOMEONE else to

do it for me.

So you

fall on your knees

&

there

HE IS

lifting you up and over

all that you are striving to change.

PEACE fills your soul

like never before

because

you can TRUST HIM

because

you can BELIEVE HIM.

Now humble you

gets up & puts one foot in front of the other~

because

you are no longer

THE SAME

because

you are no longer

DOUBLE DIPPING~

Keep going back to

the SAME thing

to try to change

the SAME thing

in the

SAME way that you have always done it

because

you heard it from the mouth

of the

One

who is doing for you what you could never do for yourself~

“Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)


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