Don’t Crawl Around In “Dung” When Fresh Green Leaves Are Just Yards Away

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Deer Cave, on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, contains a floor of bat dung 100 meters long. This dung supports an entire ecosystem of cockroaches, centipedes, and crabs. The critters are born, live, breed, and die in the dung. They are completely unaware that nice green leaves grow on lush trees just outside the cave, a mere 100 meters away.

As I read this the Holy Spirit showed me that many times we humans do the same thing. We crawl around in the “dung” over and over again, sometimes so long that we give up hope that things will change for the better.

But the way to get out of the “dung” is to trust in God, whom you can’t physically see.

The critters in the cave can’t see anything other than what they are living in at the moment. All we can see is where we are now in the moment. But God can not only see the lush forest yards away, He can see across the globe to unknown places and events that could transform your life forever.

How God chooses to use you is up to Him, but if you desire to be used by Him, you must make the choice to be a part of what He is doing.

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The Israelites were stuck in “dung” and legalism when Jesus came to set them free from their messed up lives. But they had to make the choice to be open to hear what He had to say. They had the choice to keep crawling around in “dung” or walk out of the cave into the freedom that Jesus died on the cross to give them.

He offered them the free gift of righteousness (being in a right standing with God) but they had to accept it and choose to implement and walk in it. It was a dramatic life change for them, just as surrendering your life to follow God today will result in you making some life changes.

From personal experience, I admit that walking into the unknown is scary; but when you think about it, living your whole life crawling around in the “dung” in the bat cave is much more scary.

God has a much better life planned for you than you can ever imagine. But you must make the choice to accept it and follow where He leads.

I can definitely promise that your life won’t be boring!

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.

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