I recently took my dog, Reese, to a pet store here in town. It was one of those stores where you could take your pet inside, so i swallowed hard, and grabbed Reese. You see, he is not an ordinary dog. Ordinary dogs are calm, collected, and bring unlimited joy to thier owner. My dog is a storm of energy, ready to be released onto the unsuspecting public.
The entire time in the store, Reese’s legs never stopped moving. Luckily, the floor was slick cement, which meant that he could not catch any traction. I held on to his leash for dear life (and for the life of others). I’m pretty sure that while we were in there he ran enough to constitute atleast three full walks. It was actually quite impressive.
Spiritually, I feel like Reese sometimes (no, not short and furry). I am so anxious to run after what God has for me, but I remained tied down to old habits and unconfessed sins. The sad thing is, much like my dog, we get so use to the “leashes” in our lives holding us back, we forget they are there and wonder why we can’t move forward. In Christian culture we ofter call this hitting the ceiling or a spritiual wall. God really wants more for us than that. Thats why he says in 2 Corinthians 3:17:
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
So, what’s holding you back? What habits are you holding onto? Are you living on a leash?