Challenge your containment

December 8, 2009

If you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible

It is a well known fact that in relation to their body size,  fleas can jump very high. An experiment was conducted in which a number of fleas were placed in a container. The natural reaction of the fleas was to jump out of the container. The lid of the container was then replaced on it, and it was found that after several attempts to escape from the container, the fleas stopping jumping as high as the lid and only jumped to just below the lid so that they would not bang their heads. This, in its conception seems wise as it is the application of wisdom, which is knowledge gained through costly experience, and in this case, painful experience.

It was then however observed that when the lid was removed, the fleas continued to jump to a height just below that of the container lid and did not leave the container. They were stuck in the containment even though the lid was removed.

A new flea that had not been in the container was introduced into the system and it jumped out and it was only at that moment that the other fleas realised that the container was open. This is an example of what containment can do in our lives. It can keep us trapped trapped in the limitations of yesterday and stop us from realising our potential. It will stop us fro rising to our true heights because we are afraid of hurting ourselves on the lids of our reality.  Containment breeds statements like; ” I can’t do it, it’s very hard for me”, or : “I think my family won`t accept it”, or “Is it possible? Nobody has ever done it”.

My Pastor has been teaching from the word of God that containment traps us and stops us from living the lives that we COULD live if we just dared to take that step of faith. The bible says;” Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you may ask or think according to the power that is at work within you.” Its time to challenge those situations that contain us with the word! Its time to replace ‘I cant’  with I CAN! Its time to substitute ‘its impossible’ to  NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO HIM WHO BELIEVES, its time to shift the opinion from ‘its too hard’ to I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH!!

Think on this: IF GOD CAN ONLY DO WHAT YOU CAN THINK, THEN IS HE GOD?

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3 Responses to “Challenge your containment”

  1. Sam LM Says:

    This is very interesting and true but a few weeks ago, I read an opinion column that also said the road to success need for you to be sensible-there is no point in trying to stand in front of an oncoming train because you never say it is too hard. Where then is the line that says this is still realistic, willing to bang your head on the lid and this is plain stupid-standing in front of the train?

  2. hotomunya Says:

    I here you bro, and your question raises a legitimate concern and eventually it boils down to PURPOSE. I’m sure its not by coincidence that the writer of the opinion column chose to use the example of standing in front of train, that serves no purpose whatsoever and if you stand there and don’t think you’ll get run over then you’re smoking bad weed. Challenging containment is about telling someone who suffered abuse that you can love again, its telling someone who’s lost a few times that they’re not a loser, its about having the courage to start again when everything in you says we’ve been here before. It gives hope to the hopeless and allows people to grab a hold of that which they thought they could never obtain. There’s PURPOSE.

  3. Scott Gould Says:

    Sam – if you do what you’ve always done, then you will get what you’ve always got.


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