Monthly Archives: February 2014
Realizing the juxtaposition of who God is as it relates to mankind unveils the truth of why you were created. In this realization of truth you begin to peel back the layers of calluses that have built up over the years from your life experiences.
These calluses have become painful reminders of not so pleasant experiences and places. Whenever you go to put on that shoe that appears to fit, these calluses make you cry out with pain. Every so often someone steps on your foot causing excruciating pain to reverberate through your body to the point of being unbearable. These are the press points of hurt, deception and lies that prevent you from fulfilling your potential. The area where the density of the callus is the most severe is where pressure is applied the most.
For years I had a corn that formed between my fourth and baby toe. When it first started to grow and cause excruciating pain I was miserable. All I could wear was an oversized sneaker or a soft house shoe. The lightest touch would send pain riveting through my body. I tried different things to stop it from hurting, but to no avail. Then one day someone suggested I visit their podiatrist.
I scheduled an appointment and went there. As the podiatrist looked between my toes he realized that unbeknownst to me I had broken my baby toe at some point and a corn had formed. The corn had grown so much it was beginning to appear as though I had webbed feet.
Needless to say, the podiatrist began to clean out the corned area. There was so much built up dead skin that it seemed as though it took forever. He would cut. He would scrap. He would dig all with the express purpose of getting rid of the dead skin that had built up. Suddenly he was finished!
I immediately noticed that all the hurt and pain was gone. Between my toes was clean as a whistle. There was absolutely no pain. It was that quick. The corn had been removed and the pain ceased.
Oftentimes we endure the pain from the corns and calluses of life because we don’t know how to stop it. It is as simple as scheduling a visit with God, your spiritual podiatrist who scraps, cuts and digs out all those corns and calluses causing you so much hurt and pain. In an instance, the pain ceases.
Subsequent visits to the podiatrist I paid careful attention to the tools he used and I closely watched what He did. The next time the corn returned I got my tools and started doing what the podiatrist had done. Overtime and repeated cutting away of the dead skin that would occasionally form between my toes, the problem was alleviated.
The toe claimed to have been broken was never repaired. However, routinely cutting, scrapping and digging caused the corn to go away forever.To get rid of those dead issues, people and things you have to cut, scrap and dig them out so they can no longer cause you pain and thwart your progress.
Your success is in your daily routine. When you routinely speed time reading His Word, in prayerful communication with Him, and applying the blood of Jesus those corns and calluses of life disappears.
Just like the corns between my toes that don’t come back, the corns and calluses in your life won’t either and you won’t have to endure the pain anymore. It has to do with teaming up with God and doing what needs to be done to ensure they never come back again. God has already cut out the corns and calluses for you. Now all you have to do is walk in total victory.
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I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. John 15:1-3 (NIV)
For before the harvest, as soon as the bud blossoms And the flower becomes a ripening grape, Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives And remove and cut away the spreading branches. Isaiah 18:5
Father, I need you to cut away those dead issues in my life with the express purpose to cause pain and prevent me from being all you created me to be. Teach me how to apply your Word to these circumstances so they will no longer cause me pain and anguish. I am so dependent on you. Each day I will seek you for instruction and guidance as you propel me to walk in unimaginable success I have only dreamed about, but You envisioned for me from the beginning of time. Amen.