Most of us older Baby-boomers will remember the 1967 film version with Rex Harrison in which the “Pushmi-Pullyu” was portrayed as a double-headed llama…
But whether one is reading the book or watching a film version, the point is well made: with two heads, there is bound to be a lot of confusion. Needless to say, whenever the “Pushmi-Pullyu” tries to move, it is in turmoil. Both ends want to go in their respective direction. And this is because each head insists on having its own way, thereby making the decision for both ends.
In reality, a two-headed animal can only go in one direction at a time. That is why, whenever an animal is occasionally born in the wild with two heads, it is doomed to a very short lifespan.
Likewise, a car with two front ends can still only go in one direction at a time. Thus, a closer examination of the car above reveals that the back end of the "Push Me-Pull Me" car above is actually a fake front end, with a fake steering wheel and a fake set of pedals, etc… As well it should be. No car can be driven efficiently in either direction.
And now for my point. In chapter one of the New Testament Book of James, in a passage dealing specifically with the importance of believers having an unwavering faith in the midst of temptation, the Bible affirms that: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
James points out that if we spend our lives vacillating between two directions, we will be like the waves of the sea - driven and tossed. As a result, wherever we wind up will be determined by any number of unnecessary and unworthy factors.
By contrast, if we set our eyes clearly on a goal, and then resolutely go only in that one direction, our dreams will eventually be realized.
What about you? Where are you headed? Which way should you be headed? Elijah's famous question from I Kings 18:21 still lingers for most of us: "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him."
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the one true Head of the church. This means He, and He alone, should reign supreme in the life of a Christian. So why not let Him make the decision about where you should be going in life? Let Him guide you; and then go with Him. You will invariably be glad that you did.
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