You Are What You Are

Today’s Readings seemed to focus on the stubborness of mankind. The ‘stiff-necked’ and unbelieving that we sometimes look down upon. The vexing part is that we are them. We are the stubborn ones.

So many times we worry and plan and scheme to remove ourselves from our current situation; maybe it’s our job, our relationship, or whatever. We would be crying to Moses, too, if he were here. Why did you bring us into this ‘desert’ to die. And the whole time we don’t realize that we’re in the desert due to our own decisions. We’ve got to learn to be comfortable in our own skin. We are who we are. Get used to it.

The video above is of ‘Joe’ and I taken last Saturday at Joe’s third roping. Joe is a calf roping horse that just wasn’t comfortable with his job. He was born with so much speed, an amazing hard stop, and lots of ‘cow’ so guess what that makes him. A calf roping horse. Well, Joe was a little nervous coming across the line. Then, when the run should have been over, he didn’t know what to do with himself so he kept going backwards. Calf ropers call it over working.

Well, I didn’t decide to make him a trail riding horse because of this. And Our Lord isn’t going to pluck us from our current situations and let us do something entirely different either. Mainly because we would turn our new situation right back into our old one unless WE decided to change. He helps us because He is the only way we can change. The same was true with Joe. I just had to find a way to help him relax in his efforts. He had to know when to work and to know when it was OK to just be.

As you can see in the video, he’s finding the way. He’s a calf roping horse. That’s just what he is. And he’s finally getting used to it. First, know who you are. That’s the easy part. The hard part is trusting Christ to help you get used to it.

Rejoice in the grind my friends.


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