Do You Hold Yourself Captive?

I recently read this:

    “Did you know that elephants are trained to stay where they are by tying a rope around one of their massive legs and attaching it to a peg in the ground?

    “Can the peg and rope really hold back an elephant? Absolutely not!

    “Then why does it work? Because elephants grow up BELIEVING it will. Maybe they tried pulling away when they were young with no success.After enough failures, they stop trying. They no longer test the restraint, and confine themselves when tethered to the rope.”

Do you hold your own self captive to old behaviors and thought patterns?

I know that I certainly have. In many ways, it is comforting to remain in a rut. Nothing challenges me. I can go on, one day after another and I am not made uncomfortable by change. But the down side is my life will never get any better….if anything it will continue to deteriorate.

Perhaps today is the day to break free from the chains you have so willingly allowed to hold you captive. Sure, it will feel strange and perhaps uncomfortable. But isn’t that worth the excitement and joy of true freedom?

  • Identify what behaviors and thought patterns are holding you captive.
  • Read up on them. Learn more about them.
  • Ask God for the strength and courage to help you change.
  • Seek spiritual guidance from your pastor or qualified Christian counselor.
  • Join a Christian recovery group for support so you can share other’s experience, faith, strength and hope.
  • If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

    You are not alone! You can be free!

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