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A Willing Horse II
The process of training a mustang is a fitting analogy to God’s work with us. A horse is given time to be trained, but is eventually judged. Similarly, we’re taken out of the wilderness, given a good environment, and instructed. But we often regress to myopic perspectives, irrational fears, selfish appetites. God is merciful and gives us lots of time and opportunity to grow. But second chances are not infinite, because we’re not “called” merely for our own pleasure and well-being. We’re placed into God’s Kingdom to serve God’s purpose. We have a job to do. Like us, the Israelites were stiff necked and backsliding. Ultimately, God drew a line on an entire generation and condemned them. When will God draw that line on you? Focus on the task. Be soft and compliant. Become fit to God’s purpose. Hold onto the Kingdom.