June 27 – A Dog With A Bone

3:179 – A Dog With A Bone

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Have you ever heard the phrase that someone is like a dog with a bone? In most cases, it’s not a compliment. I’m the proverbial dog. When I get my mind set on something, it’s hard to let it go. Be mask wearing, gaming, politics, or any of a slew of topics. For me, I can’t let it go until I’ve solved it or something else come up and I lose interest in it. If someone tells me to drop it or give it a rest, it makes me angry. Am I alone in this?

I understand that doing something untill completion is a skill many want to have. The problem comes with that bone becomes all encompassing. How do we know when to bury the bone and move on? How do we know when that fight isn’t ours. That God will solve it for us?

Scripture
  • Phillipians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
  • Proverbs 29:11 – Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
Reflection

Jesus is Lord. He has this covered for us. We don’t need to solve everything. When we present our prayers and petitions to God, we need to leave them there. It’s time to bury the bone.

When we keep chewing on it and won’t drop it, it can lead us to anger, resentment, and tarnished relationships. In my experience, I’ve burned many bridges because I can’t let something go.

Remember, it’s not our job to change everyone. It’s our job to share Jesus and let the Holy Spirit take over. Am I going to win the war on equal rights, masks, education support, and a hundred of other issues? No.

Let God be the Alpha Dog in your life. Give him the bone.

Challenge

What bine have you been holding onto? It’s time to bury it. Write it down and bury it or burn it. Get rid of it. You don’t need it any more. God has it now.

Prayer

Father God, thank you for being our everything. Often we try to solve everything without you. You know our problems, our concerns, and our troubles. Take them from us. Solve them. Heal our hearts and the hearts of others. You are our creator, provider, and salvation. We don’t have to do this without you. Thank you for this and all things. In your name, Amen.

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