I recently received an interesting e-mail about a tragedy in Africa. It concerns an enormous elephant, a foolish youth, and a disasterous result.
"The recent 100-pounder was shot not by a sport hunter, but by two game scouts. As the story goes, there had been no elephants in the Mbinga District in recent memory, but one day an old elephant bull suddenly appeared in a maize field close to the small village of Ruhehe. The animal was damaging crops, so the locals tried to chase it away. Then, according to the official report on the incident, a youth climbed a small tree and threw a club at the pachyderm as it wandered in the vicinity of the tree, hitting it in the head--an incident that proves that a teenager loaded with testosterone and a five-ton elephant are not a good mix. The now-angry elephant grabbed his antagonist out of the tree with his trunk, smashed him against the tree, and proceeded to stomp on him. Needless to say, the youth was killed."
Not to make light of a tragic situation, but that story is often repeated. We often face some enormous problems, and we think we can simply through a club at them.
If I have enough willpower, I can lick this addiction.
If I have enough money, I can solve my family problems.
If I have enough determination, I can heal my life, fix my parents, change my spouse, find peace....
There is only One who can fix the "rogue elephants" in your life. Take it to God, before the elephant gets hold of you.