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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 3: 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.

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 have done

and then at times I will start doing it again

even though I know I will always end up at the

SAME PLACE

because

DOUBLE DIPPING always

brings you back to

the

SAME PLACE

when you do it your way~

Frustrated.

Impatient.

Bitter.

Anxious.

Fearful.

Hopeless.

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 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 the words 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

so maybe just maybe

you need SOMEONE else to

do it for you.

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)

So today is the day that you start

FASTING from the SAME THING

What is the SAME THING that you

keep doing

or believing

that is

keeping you in the SAME place?

So today let's FAST from the

SAME THING.

Every time you are about to

do the SAME THING

that does not work

that has never worked

to change what you what change,

instead

HUMBLE YOURSELVES

by

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 my friend

you will finally

break free from being stuck in the

SAME THING

because there

is always

"VICTORY IN JESUS"

(listen to the song below)


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