Monday, October 31, 2016

Please Don't Feed The Clowns

If you starve it - it will die...

August 21st, 2016 a call came to a police station in South Carolina. A clown had been spotted in the woods just a few days earlier. It was the first occurrence of what soon became a trend of clown sightings across America. 

It was believed that the clowns staged themselves in obscure areas to lure children. Just the thought of it is menacing. Why would an individual dressed as a character created for entertainment pervert that image into something so evil?

As a matter of fact, there were even sightings of clowns in the Houston area. I didn't know if I should go by Home Depot for CLOWN spray or Academy for a baseball bat.

After reading several articles about the clowns, I learned that many of the sightings were inconsequential. When the police went to investigate the clowns, they were nowhere to be found. 

The bible says, "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind" (2Timothy 1:7).

A lot of our fears are a battle of the mind. You have the power to overcome your fears. Recognize that true peace is attained when you hold on to the peace maker. Not the weapon, but the one that comforts you with the peace that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Be careful but also be mindful. 

Secondly, this whole clown situation kind of reminds me of the circus. Everyone gets excited when they discover the circus is coming. Nevertheless the reality is that the circus and its clowns are only temporary. 

There are clowns in our lives and although all of them don't wear make up, they are creating havoc and they need to leave. 

Everyone has a job and some clowns are really good at what they do. Don't be mad that they are good at what they do. (John 10:10) Do a better job at what your boss in Heaven has called you to do! (Romans 12:1-2)

My brother and I use to get in trouble for laughing really loud at inappropriate times. Our mom or grandmother would give a stern look at whoever was egging us on and say, stop entertaining them...they will just keep doing it!" 

You will often discover that clowns have a short life span. Their strength and vitality resides in their need for attention. 

Lastly, the reason the circus and even these clown sightings have received so much attention is that people keep feeding the clowns. 

Worry and Negativity are a misuse of your Imagination!

Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

If you don't want something to survive...stop feeding it!
  • Clowns aren't all real - Dismiss what doesn't apply
  • Clowns are for entertainment - Laugh at them
  • Clowns aren't forever - Allow them to leave