There is a story about a frog and a pot of boiling water, often used as a metaphor, for the inability of people to react to or even be aware of threats that gradually arise against them. The premise is that if a frog is suddenly placed into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
How about you?
Is there anything in your life that you have gotten yourself into, like our friend the frog, that over time you now realize has you in boiling water?
If so, my advice to you is, Jump out! If it’s feeling a little warm, a little uncomfortable, then get out. Before it’s too late!
I encourage you to be aware of your circumstances around you. Be open to change when something isn’t working the way it should be.
It may be a little uncomfortable leaving that pot you’ve grown so accustomed to, but in the long run, you may just save your life.
Hop to it my friends. There’s cooler, more refreshing, living water in Christ. And as my friend in, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, said, “come on in boys, the water is fine”.
“Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it; 4 Put in it the pieces, Every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder; Fill it with choice bones. 5 “Take the choicest of the flock, And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously. Also seethe its bones in it.” Ezekiel 24:3-5
Love and laughter,