Monday, November 10, 2003

We Have the Key

In the Eagle’s song Already Gone, there is a confession and observation:

Well I know it wasn't you who held me down
Heaven knows it wasn't you who set me free
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key

One of the first steps in getting free from the chains that tie us down is quitting the blame game. When we’ve done that, and even Don Henley knows this, our eyes are open to finding the key. Are you chained in an unhappy home, a load of debt, an unsatisfying job, an out of control lifestyle, or a barren spirituality? Have you been blaming others to make sure that everyone knows you are not at fault? Blame like that accomplishes little. Even when you have blame outside yourself established, which is rarely exact, you’ve still got to solve the problem. In most instances, the problem can be solved without spending so much time determining who should carry the greater guilt.
The key to having everlasting freedom is in hearing and doing the will of Jesus. When his teachings are taken to heart, and wisdom leads to proven solutions, then you’ll develop the happy home, dump the load of debt, cultivate contentment, practice self-control, and richen your impoverished spirituality.
You know the one who holds the key. Are you ready to quit fixing blame and ready to fix the problem?

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