A Lesson From Crabs

A crab does not grow, as do other animals. Although their body continues to grow through out their lifespan, their outer shell stops growing when it reaches a certain size. As the crab continues to grow it is forced to find a new shell that is larger and better.

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Why is it so natural for the crab to leave the old behind in order to step into something new, yet so difficult for humans? In order to continue growing, we must often step out of whatever is keeping us from continuing our growth.

As humans, it is difficult  to step out of our small shells and even after leaving, many of us wanted to go back. They were apprehensive and concerned about how these changes might affect their future. They were afraid of the unknown.

If not careful, we may find ourselves clinging to a bad situation, such as a job, or personal relationship that is no longer working; all because of the fear of the unknown.

Perhaps we can learn to bravely climb out of our small shells, and into the hands of the Holy Spirit. There He can guide, support, and comfort, as He leads us into the newer broader version of whom God wants us to be.

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