Monkey-hunters use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for the monkey to slide its hand in. Inside the box are nuts. The monkey grabs the nuts and now its hand becomes a fist after which the monkey tries to get its hand out but realizes that the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for the fist to come out. At this point, the monkey has a choice, either to let go of the nuts and be free forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught. Guess what it picks every time? You guessed right!. He hangs on to the nuts and gets caught.

We are sometimes not different from the picture painted above. We all hang on to some nuts that keep us from going forward in life and being the best that God has called us to be. The devil will always come up with suggestions, with ‘his box full of nuts’ to entice and sway you from your walk with God. What are the ‘nuts’ you are holding tenaciously unto and you are not rea…dy to let go until they have completely destroyed you. Many had gotten their fingers burnt as a result of the relationships they find themselves in. We roll and flow with the world as if all will end here and hence we care less for our souls, of which many have already sacrificed theirs upon the alter of spiritual lassitude. There will always be a ‘box’ garnished by the devil set to tarnish your life. The devil will do everything to stop you but you have to make up your mind that you will not be caught off-guard by this marauding enemy. He packages his baits to catch his prey but we should pray and watch so we will not fall into these traps. Some of us are also where we are today because of the ‘nuts’ we have picked up as we walk through this journey of life. Always remember that you are where you are today because of your actions and know that, actions have consequences whether good or bad. Put your feet on the right path and allow Him to lead the way. He knows the path more than anyone; the sharp bends, the rough road, the uneasiness and the faintings; He understands all that. Remember, He will not allow you bear a burden that is too heavy for you to carry. Stick with Him and you are sure of ‘breasting the tape’ with trophies waiting for you at the end of the race. Don’t hold on to those poisonous ‘nuts.’ Keep Pressing On. God Bless you big.