After exploring a shoe for a few minutes, Fred, the Salmon Favorelle chick we are raising, realized it just wasn’t right for him and moved on. Fred, in all his chickenly wisdom knew that he shouldn’t dither around stewing and worrying. He shouldn’t let that shoe become a burden that kept him from what he could use – his poultry crumbles sitting across the room. He spent about three seconds staring at those shoes, gave one a peck and then got right back to his journey toward that big chick feeder filled with crumbles.
How many times have we insisted on holding on to something that we know wasn’t the right fit for us, even if we knew in our hearts that we should be moving on? A job, a hobby that consumes so much time that it interferes with our walk with God or just a deal that we don’t really have a use for?
If you find yourself getting bogged down with all the things that aren’t the right fit for you, remember Fred. And then prayerfully meditate over Paul’s words in Hebrews 12:1 to “lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…”