You likely have a spirit.
It may be good or bad, but we all have a “spirit-shaped” hole inside that something will fall into, if it fits.
All people groups from way back to ancient times until about 60 years ago, have known there were spirits out there. Now, only the more primitive peoples still know this truth.
What’s wrong with us?
Is the truth that we are more advanced, that we no longer hold to such “superstitions”?
Or is it that we are merely numb?
Look around you at all the things we gladly keep close by to anesthetize ourselves.
I don’t mean only chemicals, although alcohol has long been called “spirits” for good reason. Look at the TV, the endless games, the movies, and other entertaining things that we freely admit cause us, help us, to forget reality for a while.
Entertain means entrap. That is what the word means.
A trap is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes we even use traps to protect our helpless animals from predators.
It all depends on which side of the trap you are on: outside or inside.
If you are stuck in the trap, how do you get out? Some, a very few, are strong enough to open the trap and walk out, but they forever have wounds from being in it, and some have wounds even from their struggle to escape.
There is another way. Someone stronger than you, stronger than the trap, stronger than the trap setter, can rescue you, heal your wounds, and give you strength to join the fight against the trap settter.
But only if you want Him to.
Why wouldn’t someone want to be released and healed from a trap?
I haven’t been able to figure that out.
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6 thoughts on “Spirited Away . . .”
I guess because sometimes ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’?
Maybe weak. Maybe proud. Maybe afraid. Who knows? For me, it was fear and unbelief. Wrong teaching, etc. Sure was glad when I got over that and accepted the Rescuer! So good to be so free! 🙂
Some people don’t want to be released from their traps because they fear what lies beyond. They know there are more traps. They know what it feels like to be in the trap they are in. They know they are weak and afraid. They don’t know what it would be like to be in a different trap. They don’t know if they could handle the potential disappointment and heartache if they fall into another trap.
Wow. Thanks for this comment, Kate! You seem to have lots of experiential knowledge on this topic. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for adding it to this post.
The familiar trap is often preferred vs. the unknown. I lived in my trap for a long time. I was scared of what MIGHT be worse than the hell i had “mastered”.
Still, people “step out” in different ways. They have different sources of strength … or combinations of beliefs and faiths. That is what is beautiful: Seeing the entrapped come out regardless of how they do it!!!
Thanks for your insight about the fear, Melis!
For someone who knows the painless way out, it can be very painful to watch someone trying and trying a painful way.