Monday, September 1, 2014

"Squirrel!"

Ezekiel 16:30

‘How weak-willed you are, declares the Sovereign Lord, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute.’

Being weak willed is not exactly a compliment. Especially since when God is in your corner. Being weak willed according to the dictionary means to be easily swayed, to be easily distracted. I can’t help but to think of the Doug the Dog from Pixar’s movie Up. Smart intelligent, but has the really funny moments where he is distracted by a what he thinks is a squirrel. It became termed as “squirrel!” moments. Truly funny to watch in this movie, but in real life, not so much. What God is communicating here is that the Israelites are like that, focused then all of a sudden “squirrel!” off to another thing . Maybe they might come back maybe they won’t. What is certain here is that God did not want his children to be weak willed. To be swayed by other things. He wants His children to be focused in upon loving Him and Him alone. To follow Him and Him alone.

Like Doug the dog and the Israelites, we all can easily be distracted. We can easily be distracted and not be focused in up on what God wants us to do. We can be easily swayed into loving other things or be on the wrong path just because we are human. We need often times makers or things to set before us everyday to keep us focused. I don’t want to be weak-willed but often times I am, but I want to be strong but often times I am just so distracted. So what I learned to do is that what I need is to set boundaries that keeps my focus in upon HIm. One boundary is my daily devotional time with God. This time is not only essential for growth but very a much needed time to refocus in upon God. It helps keep me on track. I know that I need this. I want to please Him, therefore if daily devotions is a boundary, then the option for ending up weak-willed diminishes.

Lord thank you for showing me this. Help me to focus in upon your will.

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