"The man in a glass box"By Bob Perks
The only limits you have are in your mind.That's because we all live in glass boxes.
We can clearly see everything around us, but we go no further than our own percieved limitations.
The walls are strengthened by ideals we hold to betrue. They begin with the words "I am" and get tallerand stronger the more we repeat them.
Too tallToo shortToo fatToo thinToo youngToo old Too black Too whiteToo maleToo female
Too (fill in your own word here)
They are, in general, positive words with positive attributes.Still the world twists and turns them around to be negativeand limited. Many of us accept them as such.
There we stand in the glass boxes looking out at the worldlonging to be more, do more and have more. We walk to the perceived wall and stop because we see ourselves as the world sees us.
I watched two doves in my yard one Spring trying desperately to get to my small pond for a drink. I had temporarily placed a plastic fence between the pond and the bird feeders.
In the Spring the area turns muddy and my three dogs use thatarea as a path before coming into the house. The fence stopsthem and they come down across the deck.
The two doves had been getting their fill on the ground around the feeder and then began walking toward the pond.
They stopped at the fence.
They walked back and forth many times trying to figure a wayto get to the pond.
I watched for the longest time until I couldn't take it any more.
I finally yelled, "Fly!" They did. They flew away.
What was ovbvious to me was that they had the ability to reachthe pond if they just flew over the fence. All they could see was the obstacle.
That was their glass box.
It's hard to imagine sometimes that any of us would see limitationsto happiness, joy, peace, hope and even prosperity.
We are surrounded by it.
Still, we see others breaking the walls of the glass boxes but wecannot see ourselves doing it. You will hear plenty of excuses aswe try to reason why they could do such things but we can't.
We then remain in our self created glass box.
So, what glass box are you living in? What limitations have you set that are holding you back?
Imagine for a moment that, like me watching the doves, God is standingsomewhere watching you.
In your prayers tonight ask God to help you break down those walls.
Then don't be surprised if in the morning you are startled when you hear someone scream..."FLY!"
I know you know this song. Listen and read the words again...for the first time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUpPVOEkdA -I Believe I Can Fly-words and Lyrics, do listen!!
"I believe in you!"