Hello from MEXICOOOOOOO!
Mr. FFF and I are celebrating our fourth anniversary in Mexico and it’s been GLORIOUS!
Don’t worry, I wrote this post in advance. I am NOT doing computer work on our time away! 🙂
Today’s reflection comes from one of the SOAPS that Mr. FFF and I did this week (click HERE if you don’t know what a SOAP is!)
We’ve been reading the story of Moses and how Pharaoh would not let the people go. I was reading along and a passage that I usually TOTALLY skim by really just POPPED out to me:
Exodus 8 9-10: “You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs. They will remain only in the Nile River.”
10 “Do it tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.”
GUYS. Did you CATCH THAT??
Moses goes “Hey Pharaoh. I can make all these frogs just disappear, and you won’t have to live with their slimy little gross selves all the time, just tell me when.”
And Pharaoh says TOMORROW. UM WHAT. Why on earth would someone CHOSE to live with frogs for another day when they could have been gone RIGHT NOW?
This got me thinking about often we all chose “tomorrow in our own lives.”
Of course, it’s not actually frogs we are dealing with. But, it’s all kind of other icky things that we are either too afraid to get rid of, or want to be in too much control of, so we don’t want to get rid of them. My obvious example is my issues around food. Although they have been getting SO much better lately, they still aren’t completely gone.
And, you know what, I have the power to come to God and say “I know that YOU have this in your hand, and you are going to carry me through all the scary times, so I am just going to STOP worrying right HERE right NOW.”
And – poof – my “frogs” could be gone right now.
BUT, it’s always “tomorrow.” And then the next day it’s still “tomorrow.”
This goes with my work/life balance, my addiction to comparing my blog to others etc. I keep saying I need to work on those things NOW…yet, I keep holding onto them.
It’s funny how you can breeze right past scripture in your own life, because it just seems like some totally insignificant thing that has no place in your life. But, if you SLOW down and digest what the Bible is actually saying, you can find these nuggets and “AHA!” moments.
It’s so easy to get afraid of change. Afraid to let go of things that we HATE and don’t bring us joy, but we also don’t know what life would be like without them. These are the “frogs.” If we’re being honest, how on Earth could a life filled with frogs EVER be better than a life without, no matter how scary getting rid of them may be?
So, I want to challenge you to really think about your life. Are there any “frogs” that you keep hanging around with until “tomorrow?” If you’re brave, let me know in the comments!
See ya next time!