On the right paths
I’m sitting in the steam room, emptying myself. Somewhere, someone said that this is the way to remove all toxins from your body. In my mind, however, I imagine all the fat dripping off my body piece by piece.
The other day my friend asked me if I know where the fat goes. I wanted to mention the sweat in the steam room, but didn’t say anything. It’s interesting, he said, that your body converts fat into usable energy. The by-products are water and carbon dioxide and in the process it is heated. Almost like gasoline in a car that powers the wheels and releases carbon dioxide and water through the exhaust.
I still think that my answer about the sweat in the steam room is not too far from the truth, but let’s leave it there before we lose our way.
Anyway, another boy and I were sitting there in silence. Then he got up and jumped into the pool. A lady sitting on the edge read her the riot act for not showering before getting into the pool. I just shook my head at the way he spoke to her.
Yes, you have to wipe your sweat first, but you have to correct people in a nice way. Don’t come shooting.
The man said nothing and joined me for another long sweat session. He stood up, used the hand shower to clean himself, opened the door, and jumped into the pool.
Immediately the woman jumped on him again and began to reprimand him again. She didn’t see him showering inside the steam room.
When I left, I couldn’t help it and told the woman kindly that the guy had showered inside the steam room and not outside where they could have seen him. She kept scolding me and as I walked away, I could hear other women complaining about the man. That women were going astray.
1It is crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we have heard so that we do not fall asleep.
I was embarrassed by the way the women talked to the man, probably a visitor. Our country needs unity and destructive communication like this, it just widens the gap between us.
It is very important that we carry the Word of God in our hearts to help us stay on the right path. With every choice we have to make, in whatever direction we go, whatever comes out of our mouths, we must first listen to God’s words.
We must remember that it is our nature to choose the wrong path. Only if we continue to study God’s truths every day will it become part of our being. Then you can help us make the right decisions to stay on the right path in life.
God help us!
Hebrews 2: 1-4
How often do you study God’s Word?
Who determines your reaction?
What do you have to do differently?
Father, I know I still make too many decisions. That’s why my world looks like this. Help me to be more disciplined. Help me make your words part of my life so that I can live more and more on the right paths. In the name of Jesus, amen.