The Honey Pot

Winnie the Pooh is a favorite among kid's storybook characters.  He's a chubby, fluffy, honey colored bear who is happy, loving and playful.  (Come to think of it...that sounds a bit like my husband!) 

Pooh bear often gets into difficulties because when he sees honey, the need to eat that honey controls him.  He gets into all kinds of trouble as his growling tummy takes possession of his brain.  

It doesn't matter if Winnie gathered the honey for himself or if the honey belongs to another, once this liquid gold comes into the picture, all self-discipline is gone.  

When Pooh is on an outing with his pals, Tigger and Piglet, if he sees honey, his plans and relationships are pushed to the sideline.  

Spiritually speaking, I wonder, if I might have a honey pot distraction.  Are there things in my life that cause me to run rampant over friendships, family, responsibilities, or might this distraction have the power to cause me to act in an ungodly fashion?  

What is my honey pot distraction that beacons me to leave the pathway of Christian behavior for my own personal pleasure?     

Matthew 6:34 (MSG) says this...

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now
and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.
God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."

Pooh is a beloved little bear, but he does get himself into some pretty big messes when he is distracted by the honey pot.  We all have honey pots in our lives that pull our attention from the task at hand.  

In the above passage of scripture, Matthew reminds us to give our entire attention to what God is doing right now.  

What is the thing that is pulling your attention away from what God desires to do in you and through you? 

Get your eyes off that honey pot and back on God.  




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