FLAT SQUIRRELS
By the late Pastor Bob Moody

If you have been driving any length of time, it has happened to you. You’re driving down the road minding your own business. All of a sudden a squirrel dashed out into the road. He stops. He jumps left. He jumps right. He stops. He dashes left again. He turns to the right – SPLAT! He’s flat.

If he had kept going he would have been safe. If he turned back he would have been safe. Because he was undecided he got flat. In case you’re not sure what that means, it means that Mr. Squirrel had a close encounter of the closest kind with your vehicle’s tire. Tire won; he lost!

Indecision is a killer. Some who agree with that statement use it to justify the practice of “Let’s go do something even if it’s wrong!” That’ll kill you as quick as indecision. If something is wrong, it is still wrong even if you were avoiding indecision.

The best course is to determine what is right and then follow through on it. The same is true of spirituality. Many people are constantly going back and forth between churches and doctrines. Often they have no idea what stand to take in the work world, at school or even with their own children. Eventually, they end up splatted.

Consider the Apostle Paul’s words:

So Christ himself gave  the apostles,  the prophets,  the evangelists,  the pastors and teachers,  to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ  may be built up  1until we all reach unity  in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God  and become mature,  attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants,  tossed back and forth by the waves,  and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love,  we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head,  that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows  and builds itself up  in love,  as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4:11-16 NIV)

Want to keep from being a spiritually “flat squirrel”?

  • Find a good Bible preaching and Bible teaching church.
  • Attend the services, especially the Bible studies.
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand.
  • Get involved 100 percent in your church. You receive in direct proportion to your commitment
  • Once you know what the Word of God says about something, stand firm!

Father, deliver us from the curse of indecision by helping us become faithful to Your Word! Amen.

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Kurt J. Kolka grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at www.betweenthepines.org.

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