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What Are Your Invisible Horses?

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What Are Your Invisible Horses?

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By July of 1940, Hitler launched “operation sea lion”. Britain was standing alone. The British leaders wanted to protect the island by firing artillery canons into the sea. Only the older British artillery veterans from WW I were available. The elderly British militia were now using truck mounted artillery, but they were used to the horse drawn artillery from World War I. When it came time to discharge the truck mounted artillery, they pulled the firing trigger and stepped back holding their hand outward! Why? They had needed to steady horses in World War I and were still trying do so. They were trying to hold on to invisible horses.   Moral: Holding on to these imaginary horses was simply an obsolete, outdated habit. We too, often hold on to the past, even when it is detrimental or harmful to do so.   Allow me to draw an analogy from this historical episode of WW II. An invisible horse is an outdated, harmful sin or habit that wastes our time, our energy, and can even erode our hope for the future. As Christians, our ongoing goal in life… should be to “shoot” our own invisible horses.