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Recently, Brer Rabbit's reverse psychology came to my mind. I contemplated my own train of thoughts on being a wife and mother. Let's just throw out Dr. Sears, Dr. Spock, BabyWise and any marriage book I could think of and I will just become Brer Rabbit.
Brer Rabbit was able to escape all kinds of mischief by manipulating his opponent. He would just tell them exactly what he didn't want. "Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease Mr. Fox.........pleeeeeeeeeeease don't throw me into that there briar patch." Mr. Fox thinks, okay if he doesn't want to go into that brair patch then that is exactly what I am going to do. Mr Fox throws him into the briar patch and Brer Rabbit hops off with a joyful shout, "Mr Fox...I was born and raised in that briar patch..................born and raised."
So my thoughts went down Brer Rabbit's reverse psychology trail.....
Here I am speaking to my family:
You can fill in your own blank. It is easier when they are little, like Benjamin, and you are training habits in their lives, while they are hiding God's word in their hearts through memorization. You can cheer and feel so accomplished over their made beds and their walk in spiritual disciplines. It is harder as they enter their world and start to throw out your convictions to form their own. You pray they will turn to the one source that doesn't use reverse physiology, but is ageless truth.
God's word doesn't change with the culture, the new trends, or the younger generation that says, "well it truly is okay." His word has seen every culture and it stays the same. There truly isn't anything new under the sun and the only thing to truly keep us grounded is His Word...while the culture turns to Brer Rabbit mentality or the newest phase.
I am glad I stand on solid ground when everything else around is sinking sand and the wind will change in a new direction tomorrow.
*A note in my defense...I had not read Kathleen at Sassy Granny's post before I wrote this, nor had I even read the title of her post. When I got to her post and saw we were on the same subject of Brer Rabbit, I stopped myself from reading until I posted. You might enjoy what take she has on Brer Rabbit....I am going there now.
Sorry about the blue text...I have no clue, blogger has a mind of its own today.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Don't Throw Me in the...........
Posted by Janettessage.blogspot.com at 5:24 AM