On a certain day, I opened the gate for my husband so that he could drive out of our compound and immediately I did, I sighted a herd of goats gathered adjacent our gate. I noticed that the other goats surrounded a particular one that had something stuck to it’s mouth.
When I took a closer look I discovered that a trap had gagged its mouth. It was in pain and was shaking its head intermittently; obviously in a bid to set itself free.
I was moved by the pain I imagined it was going through as it made certain noises, more like groaning.
It was already bleeding and trying to help itself but couldn’t. Its ‘colleagues’ couldn’t help it either.
At that point I called out to my husband to come and see what was going on. He moved closer the herd hoping to help the goat.
However, the goat kept running from him every time he made the attempt to save it.
I watched on and I heard in my spirit, “It does not want to be helped”
I told my husband to leave the goat and let it go. Besides, he was running late for his appointment anyway. We had to let the goat be as it ran farther away from us.
As I ruminated on that statement which I heard in my spirit, I remembered one of the lessons on deliverance that we were taught at a discipleship course I had taken several years ago.
It was about willing and unwilling persons.
There are certain people who are in bondage yet, they are not willing to seek help. Even when they see those that will help them, they run away from them.
Such people avoid/run away from those who will tell them the truth.
They go around with their issues like nothing is wrong. You then begin to wonder if they are ignorant or in denial.
More often than not, they live in denial of their terrible situations probably due to pride.
They prefer to remain in the mud rather than find their ways outta there.
They are the kind that will take offense whenever you talk about their need to make a positive change. Their favourite statement is “You are judging me”. They blackmail you into leaving them be.
Allow God save you from yourself.
Acknowledge your imperfections and weaknesses. This is the first step to your transition to wholeness.
Seek help when necessary.
Stay still till you are completely healed from all the negativity stuck up inside you. Let all those “demons” out.
Bury that pride else you end up dead before you even realize it.
God can help you.
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)