By McKrae Game
Recently my mom showed me a picture of a small tomato garden she planted with the help of a friend and man working nearby. “Would you help an old lady?” She needed help putting up a fence enclosure, to keep out animals that her yard is prone to. Its like she lives in Canada, as she’s had lots of animals, including large deer with antlers tear up her beds. After the worker finished making the cage, he went to get my mom to show her how to get in and out of the cage he had built.That is the work that we are all called to do for those that are caught in their own cage or prison. That is also what we all need; we need help. Each of us have a cage of our own, that is unique to us. Some its sexual addiction (been there done that), some food addiction, others alcohol, many struggle with depression…the list goes on and on. The point is not what our particular cage is, but that there is ALWAYS a way out, just like there was a way in that we have to be careful to avoid. We have our particular trap that is unique to us that we must be wary of. We must let others help us. We need fresh eyes to help us evaluate our cage. We may not see the door to get in or how to get out.
James 5:16 tells us that if we want to be healed, we must confess our sins to one another.
If we do not bring someone else into our situation, we’re all alone. I saw my mom’s tomato garden yesterday. Its a good thing that this man showed my mom the door, because she would not have figured it out on her own. If we do not bring others into our struggle, we’re helpless to the pull and the cycle. It can be as simple as, “sometimes I struggle when I’m alone. If its okay, I’m going to start calling you when I’m feeling alone.”
Whatever it is, let’s engage workers into our struggle and not be caught in the cage, feeling there’s no way of escape.
Source: Interim DirectorBlog