The Outside World Will Never Know

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The tough part is when the inside world doesn’t know either. Each person goes through life—their own story or journey.

We are told and rightly so, we can’t always choose what happens to us, but we do have the choice as to how we react.

Choices how and why do we make the choices we do? Years ago we had a terrible rabbit scourge. They had begun eating my garden off in a terrible way and I had sadly decided we needed to cut down on our rabbit population or we wouldn’t have anything left in the garden.

We came home one evening after Bible Study and there were several rabbits playing tag down on the grass on the lower lawn. It was a hard decision but someone went in and got the single shot with the intent to reduce the rabbit population.

Two things came out of that experience. One, for some reason the rabbits didn’t stop playing tag even though several shots were fired into their midst. To say I was surprised would be an understatement.

I thought, what a bunch of dumb bunnies? Why didn’t they run off? If someone was shooting at me I wouldn’t continue to play tag…but after pondering on the problem, I realized they didn’t have a concept that someone was shooting at them. Neither did they have a concept of danger.

The second thing that came out of the experience was we needed to site that gun in. At that point, those dumb bunnies weren’t in a whole lot of danger.

However, we can be like those rabbits waltzing through life not paying attention to much of anything. Satan of course is always looking for ways to entrap us in his evil snares to take advantage of clueless humans.

We are not dumb animals yet we act like them. What do we want in life? What are we looking for in life? How many people go from day to day searching in all the wrong places for something they just don’t know what?

In watching a YouTube video the speaker had described his journey overcoming grievous addictions and how he dealt with those demons on a daily basis. At the end of his podcast, he said, addictions are born out of pain and wanting, and he posed the question what does the wanting want?

He had turned to seeking spiritual answers in his life as many who make it out of addictions do. I don’t know if it has to do with the God-sized hole as some describe it that nothing else will fill, nothing else will ease.

Regardless, it is a puzzle. Some people never get out of those addictions. They cling to the hurt, pain, and wanting never letting go of them. Then some people never have addictions and never seek God either. They don’t know what they want, and apparently don’t know what they are missing.

John 8:

23  And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

24  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.