“… you’re blind and brainless. All you think about is yourself, Taking advantage of the weak, bulldozing your way, bullying victims.” This is God’s epitaph on Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: “Doom to this man! Nobody will shed tears over him, ‘Poor, poor brother!’ Nobody will shed tears over him, ‘Poor, poor master!’ They’ll give him a donkey’s funeral, drag him out of the city and dump him. Jeremiah 22:17-19
Our own madness can cause us to take stock, to stop being thickheaded and silly. God sees our stupidity – the insanity of addiction and compulsion. Our stupidity of mind and action. From His unlimited choices, He selects those of us willing to allow Him to influence our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Often we don’t see His influence at the time it crosses our path. Later on though, wg=hen we take time to do an inventory of our lives and actions and recognize His divine intervention.
In recovery some people are ashamed to admit their foolish behavior, Many suffer from failure to acknowledge their own bad choices. They want recovery but are unwilling to take responsibility for the past.
Double-mindedness is like a half-baked cake, according to the Bible. We will continue to be soggy and soft, while we lean a little in our old ways of living and a little in the new. Going around on the merry-go-round, our best efforts are worthless until we renounce foolish, side-stepping was and choose the best God can offer: John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. This is wisdom.
Just for today Lord, forgive my foolish ways. Reclaim my heart and make me sensitive to your wisdom.