Why we must all learn to pee in cups.
I pee too much.
Now how's that for an opening statement?
Funny? immature? random? strange?. Call it what you want but I ain't laughing cause it's true. I really do pee a lot. I wake up at least twice every night to pee, sometimes 4-5 times a night.
I obviously have a problem but much to my wife's dismay I refused to see a doctor.
I guess I was scared, especially after Google told me it could be anything from Constipation to Diabetes.
Diabetes? Oh NO! now what?
Nothing is now what.
I'm not calling my doctor or seeing a specialist because quite frankly it's a lot easier to bury my head in sand than it is to face current reality.
You know I think that is one of the most dangerous propensities of the human heart.
* It's easier to just keep dating that guy who goes to church instead of admitting to yourself-what you really know deep down-that he doesn't love Jesus.
* It's easier to ignore the debt you're amassing than it is to admit that you REALLY can’t afford that next thing.
* It's easier to pretend everything will be okay than it is to come to grips with the fact that your unhealthy lifestyle will likely end in some really bad physical problems soon.
* It's easier for a college student to not think about the next 30 years he'll spend repaying the thousands of dollars he’ll owe for classes he's skipping.
* It's easier to keep messing around with your boy cause you 'love each other' than it is to talk to him about the empty feeling/guilt you have just 30 minutes after you had 'fun'.
* It's easier to smile on Sunday morning than it is to scream 'I have doubts'.
* It's easier to call your sin a mistake than it is to call it an addiction (addict: to habituate or abandon [oneself] to something compulsively or obsessively).
* It's easier to work longer hours and keep busy than admit you need marital counseling cause your marriage is slowly crumbling.
I could go on and on with examples but I don't need to do I?
No, I don't, because you already know.
The moment you read the first example, you knew what that thing was that you have been hiding from. You know the current reality that you're dodging.
I know, I know. I'm not gonna talk you out of this one. That's okay cause I don't want to talk you out of burying your head in sand.
I want your kids to talk you out of it. I want your family and friends to talk you out of it.
I want the people and the things that matter most to you to talk you out of denial.
Because, at the end of the day, those are the people that will suffer the consequences of our fear of facing reality. Contrary to what we like tell ourselves, our actions (or lack thereof) always affect others.
* Your kids will suffer because you hated being single and took a short cut.
* Your addiction will eventually ruin your ministry.
* You won't be able to ‘go’ or 'give' because you 'blindly' amassed stupid debt.
* And when you're hospitalized for having a heart attack caused by obesity or unhealthy living, guess who will be crying?
Or in my specific case, guess who will eventually have to deal with the fact that I didn't want to deal with my peeing problem? Ashley, Bebe, our unborn baby and everyone that's a close part of my life.
So I did it.
Scared like a little girl and fearing the worst, I went in to see the doctor. I didn't hold back. Spilled my guts and told him all the gory details and that this isn't an aberration. It has been happening for years. I also told him about other symptoms.
Then I peed in a cup. Diabetes or not, I wasn't leaving until I knew what my current reality was (health-wise).
It wasn’t easy but there was too much at stake to live in denial.
Will you please face your current reality financially? spiritually? emotionally? physically?
Will you have that difficult conversation? Make that challenging visit? Initiate the uncomfortable confession?
I know its hard but its only gonna get harder. The longer you wait, the weightier the consequences.
And like everything else, it will come out eventually. The truth will eventually be known. So please stop hiding. Pee in a cup too. Be honest with yourself. There will be consequences but there is grace.
Here's praying and hoping that we would be a generation that faces our fear and pees in cups.
Why do you think it's hard for us to face current reality? Other thoughts?
Everyone's got a current reality they have a hard time facing, what's yours?
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