Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Pigs Like It

I had to chuckle at this post on Michael Hyatt's blog the other day.

Especially the following quote:

"Don't wrestle with pigs.  You both get dirty, and the pigs like it."

It made me laugh ruefully, and then pause.

I think in the midst of the difficult couple of weeks I've been having, I've probably wrestled a few of my own personal pigs.  Dumb idea.

And not an idea particularly conducive to healing.

I know the quote (at least in the context that Hyatt used it) is referring to other people, but sometimes I think my thoughts are my own biggest critics.  How often do I wrestle with pigs brought on by pride, fear, anger, and even physical health issues, instead of choosing to abstain?  How often do I forget that passage in Hebrews that reminds me to "fix my eyes on Jesus"? 

In the New Living Translation of that verse (Hebrews 12:2), Jesus is described as "the champion who initiates and perfects our faith."


Maybe if I remembered that, I'd do a little less pig wrestling.

Because after all, the pigs like it.  And I don't. 


kirsten michelle said...

That is a great analogy. I hate fighting pigs, and yet I do it all the time.

Lisa said...

sigh. tell me about it. I was just telling a friend that I love the days when I pre-schedule a post, forget what it is for that given day, and then end up eating the words all day.

today was one of those days. full of fighting with the pigs.

thankful, I think, that tomorrow is a new day, to quote Anne of Green Gables, with no mistakes in it yet!