It’s supposed to be that easy –
Just spin. And win.
At least that’s how they make you believe it –
And that’s how it seems at first, usually.
So the man spins and wins.
Then the stakes get higher.
Now he’s thinking of all he could do with all his winnings –
If the stakes could be higher, he could do more with all that winning.
There’s a small voice trying to be heard from the depths of his soul….
The preacher says it could be his conscience. Or maybe even common sense.
The voice pleads with him to be reasonable.
This plea infuriates him, especially as it’s persistent. He hears it even in his sleep….
He disagrees with the preacher –
“No sir, it couldn’t be common sense! It would know better! I am being reasonable and investing for my future!”
That would be a valid argument, except when the voice reminds him he already lost his savings and has been lying to everyone about the state of his affairs.
“I’m taking risks and stepping out in faith”, he tells himself.
He could swear the voice laughs at him whenever he tells himself that; not the kind of laugh that mocks, but the kind that shows sympathy and says “You’ve been deceived, and you’re not even aware because you’ve deceived your own self”.
“No sir, that could not be common sense”, he still disagrees with the preacher, “I couldn’t deceive my own self!”
If only this man knew!
If only we all knew!
It’s more than a few who hide behind a refuge of lies, deceived in their own thinking.
Their prison didn’t look all that bad at first; the chains didn’t look like it could keep them bound and helpless.
Little by little their captor gained ground, and the foothold became a stronghold.
There’s still that voice the preacher says could be our conscience. Or maybe even common sense.
And then there’s hope.
And the voice of God too.
God says we are already victorious and more than conquerors.
He says we’re already free.
There’s no prison or chain strong enough to keep us bound.
It’s time to come out from behind the refuge of lies.
It’s time to find truth again and be made free.
Regardless of the past, or mistakes already made, a new beginning is already ours for the taking, whenever we want it.
The refuge of lies would be swept away.
Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. Isaiah 28:17.
Just spin, and win?
No sir! The price is too high. I am already a winner, and I won’t give you a foothold in my life. I have heard the voice of God and the refuge of lies has been swept away.
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