An elephant can easily pick up a one-ton load with his trunk. But have you ever visited a circus and watched those huge creatures standing quietly while tied to a small wooden stake?
While still young and weak, an elephant is tied by a heavy chain to an immovable iron stake. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot break the chain or move the stake. Then, no matter how large and strong the elephant becomes, he continues to believe he cannot move as long as he can see the stake in the ground beside him. Even when the stake is removed, the elephant remains in one place, thinking he cannot move.
Many intelligent humans are like the circus elephant. They are restrained through sin in their thoughts, their actions, and their results. They never move out any further than the extent of their own self-imposed limitations.
With Christ we can break that restraint. Just trust in Him, and he will deliver you from all evil.
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