A friend of mine had a real issue. He had built his new office on a
beautiful piece of land, and with the lawn in the front well kept; the
appearance was one of order. However a problem had arisen.
Molehills began to appear in the yard, and not just one or two. As he
gazed from his office window, he watched as his manicured lawn became a
playground for destruction.
He described a feeling of helplessness. When he visited with ten people
on the subject of getting rid of them, he received ten different
answers. All of the remedies he received would allow him to sit
comfortably from his desk chair and watch them leave.
But they never did. In fact, like most of us, the ruination had become
so extensive that he just decided to give up. But, his heart would
stand it no longer. He traveled outdoors with a shovel and decided to
Suddenly, he noticed movement of dirt from one of the mounds. He
immediately began to dig and he captured one of the creatures. The tiny
six inch animal was now completely helpless as it lay above ground. My
friend could only stare in amazement of what this tiny animal was
capable of. And by bringing it to the surface, it was powerless.
He immediately knew God was speaking with him. He began to describe the
destruction of moles in his own life. The process started just like
the beginning of this story. An appearance that all was well. Even
believing it himself for awhile.
The sin in his life was burrowing through his heart and life and
leaving incredible damage at the surface. Some people told him it would
just go away, but it never did. He tried to sit in a comfortable place
and ignore it, but his heart could stand it no longer.
He made a trip to the place where it worked, and brought it to the
surface. An opportunity to see how something so small could wreck him
from the inside out.
He made us all better mole hunters that day. By describing the sin in
our own lives, we began to bring them to the surface. We shovel moles
in confession to one another. Then God can help us eradicate them.
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
1 John 1:9 NLT
~ Tom Rogers ~
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