Thursday, October 9, 2014

Is it time to call Pest Control (cuz you have no self control?)

I’ve been antsy lately…

They’re everywhere. Marching across my kitchen counter, probably hiding in the coffee grinds and camouflaged for no one to detect. (Sneaky little critters.)

So I got my gloves on and took that hefty size commercial Raid with the gun and the holster --
yup –I had my game face on.
All business. (I can slay bodies with the best of ‘em. Step aside Arnold.)
The Terminator ain’t got nothin’ on me!

I machine gunned…I mean sprayed the perimeter of the house. Even at the end of the driveway (In every crack and crevice where they could sneak their pesky selves in.)

The nerve.
Uninvited guests by squeezing their way into our home. Even through the outlets they showed up. (And apparently they’ve Evited and Facebooked all of their friends -- because they’re coming too!) 

They’re small…but they’re mighty --
and their army has outnumbered me big time.

It’s funny how harmless this critter is when you’re stomping on them during your morning hike (barely noticing them under your sneakers),
yet when they infiltrate your home, they are suddenly in control.

I’m left to wonder what other ‘seemingly’ innocent things are entering my home…
Could also be through the outlets that our TV’s and our computers are plugged into.

The shows.
The images.

Not just the programs --
possibly the programming!
Subtly infecting our thinking.

Now I’m not one who thinks you have to throw your TV’s out and not use technology --
just don’t let it use you

Don’t be so passive that you don’t even notice when the corruption sneaks in unaware. Don’t wait until your home is crawling with this stuff --
spray your perimeters so they don’t get in. It’s much easier to block these things from entering…than doing damage control after they’ve broken in. Just like an addiction is easier to prevent from happening as opposed to dealing with it once it’s gotten a hold of you.

One isolated ant…or thought…may not be such a threat.

But when it comes with a host of their friends…
then you’re in trouble.

Matthew 26:41 says:

“All of you must keep awake (give strict attention; be cautious and active), and watch and pray that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Take an honest assessment of what you’ve allowed to infiltrate your home. Maybe it’s time to break out that old bottle of Raid!

                  (How to kill an ant AND make a fashion statement! ;)

P.S.  Noooo, that's not meee!