Don’t be an ankle-tied cinder-block.
I logged onto Biblegateway.com today and saw that this was the verse of the day:
If some have cause to celebrate, join in the celebration. And if others are weeping, join in that as well (Romans 12:15 VOICE).
I thought about this same verse on my way to work this morning, which coincided with something that has been on my mind for a bit now.
Whenever we make the decision to better ourselves, in any area, there will be people who don’t want us to rise. Some of these people will be those closest to us. Fear, jealousy and laziness are some of the reasons others don’t want us to climb higher, do better or grow up. We will know they are trying to hold us back by their words, actions and sabotage efforts – even if they don’t realize it themselves.
We must also be careful to not hold back those who have made the decision to better themselves. It makes no difference what it is – whether it is diet, education, relationship status, or spiritual life. Rejoice with those who are rejoicing, be support when needed! Weep with those who weep, and offer a shoulder to lean on!
If you find that you have a cinder-block tied to your ankle, or you are tying yourself to someone’s ankle – cut the rope! God has a purpose and a plan for each of us and we must not let dead weight hold us down, now must we be dead weight for others.