Just before walking in the bush with year-old lions, the Ranger warned, “Do not go off on your own. Lions regard solitary animals as easy prey.”
I saw it in action. I was beginning to relax on this walk, when I noticed one of the lions went stock still, every cell on high alert, demeanor instantly focused and predatory. There was a single kudu off in the distance. It took 2 rangers to un-laser the lion’s target. Had that lion been 18 months-2 years old … no contest and a very different outcome.
It reminded me of Dr. Brad Brown’s caution about spiritual warriors. They don’t do as well on their own as they do when other spiritual warriors are around.
Scene: lunch break at a Life Training Weekend (now More To Life Weekend), sitting at a table with Dr. Brad Brown. Without even realizing what I was doing, isolating myself in a personal hell, I was stabbing a napkin with my fork, quietly, but firmly… unaware of ANYthing but the blackness of my resentment. Not just prey, I was swallowed whole by my own darkness.
Fortunately, Brad was there to stop my hand, waiting patiently while I burst into tears, sobbing my heart out, dissolving the blackness tear by tear.
One of the best bestest things I have done is to surround myself with truth-tellers – people who perceive Real Reality through their hearts. For them, I am forever grateful – and y’all know who you are.