My wife and I were watching our favorite TV show the other day. This particular episode was about a woman who had a gambling problem that landed her into a deep hole. The sad part about her situation was that she tried to get out of her predicament through more gambling, this time playing cards, which only made her already deep hole deeper. She was eventually rescued when her friends caught the “winner” cheating.
Her friends didn’t learn from her mistake, however, as at the end of the show they were about to place a bet on a certain horse. When she found out, she came in and threw their betting sheet into the fire. Her drug of choice almost destroyed her life and reputation. She learned and wasn’t going backwards.
This is the point of Proverbs 26:11, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” I realize this is a graphic picture and verse, but it describes our reality to a “T”. Until we see our drugs of choice as vomit, we will keep going back to it over and over again. Until the woman saw the ugliness of her drug of choice, she wasn’t ready to tear up the horse betting sheet.
Where are you in the process of viewing your drug of choice – vomit or candy?
Se“T” Free Nowww