INSANITY’S OTHER DEFINITION: extreme foolishness or irrationality. I’ve heard insanity described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The same recipe gives you the same dish.
I plant flowers every year. There’s a small patch of dirt besides the garage where I plant. There’s a huge rock in the dirt bed that I plant around and every year to the right of this rock, I plant a flower and every year it dies. The rest of the bed to the left of the rock is perfectly good and the flowers spread and multiply. But this one does well for a time and then dies. Every. Single. Year.
I’m thinking there’s a big rock beneath the dirt that’s blocking the roots from growing deeper. I am insane! Why do I keep planting a flower there? What do I think will change? Do I think the dirt has magically gotten better? Do I forget?
These are questions you have to ask yourself about the destructive patterns in your own life. I cannot tell you how many times I see people have this same mindset. They return to old relationships and mindsets, old habits and same thinking; they run back to their past with thoughts that “this time it will be different!” They forget. “But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”” II Peter 2:22
In the words of Susan Powter, “Stop the insanity!” Another marriage is not going to complete you, another drink is not going to stop the pain, those old friends are not the answer. Stop planting in the same patch of dirt. Look to Jesus and fall humbly at His feet. Search His Word for answers, not the world. Only He can give you the fields that will bring forth an abundance of good fruit. Then stay in your field. #runyourrace
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