Hi, hope you are having an amazing time?
In our last post I shared four questions that if taken care of, would enable you have a year that dwarfs your previous years. If you haven’t read that post, do well to read it by clicking here.
I heard a story and gained some amazing insights that I want to share with you, follow through to the end and you’ll probably realize you have a ‘python’ or two you need to kill as a matter of urgency. Let’s proceed.
There lived a young man who for reasons I can’t place went to get a few weeks old python (don’t ask me how) and started to nurture it as a pet.
He spent his time and resources nurturing the beast and after marriage he eventually initiated his wife into the ‘python hospitality business’ and they seemed to enjoy it.
The only thing that bothered me is that the snake grew at unprecedented rate and the couple never even bothered to get rid of it. 🙁
They gave birth to a child and the child soon became used to the pet in the house. Learning and growing together with this beast in the house, the child became used to the snake coiling around his body.
One day… (You probably know how everything falls out of place in one day right? Well not in one day but we always think its one day though. 😉 )
The couple went to the local supermarket, (they probably had the snake on the budget) while leaving their little boy at home.
Unfortunately… the python was hungry.
There was none else but the little boy at home. It dawned upon the python that the boy was food for him. 🙁
It climbed and coiled around the boy and while the young lad thought it was one of those days, the snake was out to eat.
Long Story Short;
The parents came back and called out to the boy. No response. They looked everywhere… and then the garden.
There lay the python, unusually swollen and unable to move.
It had killed the boy. The only child.
The man called for the local hunters to tear the snake apart and behold, his suspicion was true.
The python had killed his only child before he killed it.
What troubles me most is the fact that he eventually had to kill to the python – only that the python first killed his only child.
How does this affect you?
Now this ‘python’ refers to the bad habits you’ve been nurturing and making excuses for and the child is your dream.
While it might be true that no man is perfect, how we respond to our weaknesses (especially bad habits) differ. While some of us have taken responsibility to deal with their weaknesses with God’s help, a host of others are busy nurturing these bad habits by making ‘good excuses’ for them or out rightly denying them.
What’s your python; that bad habit that you have been nurturing for a while? Immorality, lying, stealing, procrastination, laziness, talkativeness, secret sins or even more subtle things we take for granted? Kill it now before it kills your dream.
I have seen and heard scary stories of men with great potentials lose their children to the python they failed to deal with. I won’t add to the list. Don’t add to the list.
This is a call to you my fellow soldier. You have come too close to your dream, to lose it to a bad habit. Don’t let your python kill your dream.
Seek help if you cannot handle it alone. The man had to call a hunter. Don’t be ashamed to call out for help.
We are meant to be there for each other. I have decided to be ruthless in eliminating any python in my life.
Remember you are not alone on this journey.
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I’ll see you at the top the bottom is too crowded.