Beware Your Frozen Lake
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The frozen lake is a metaphor for when a person wants something so badly that they’re willing to cross a frozen lake to get it.
The desire is so strong that even if their desired “thing” sits in the center of the lake where the ice is thinnest, they’ll still run over the lake to obtain it.
The frozen lake speaks of obsession. Blind desire.
A person is blind to the fact that they’ll probably fall through the ice in their effect to acquire their desire. Yet other people who are around the obsessed person can see the peril clearly.
So I ask, what is your frozen lake?
The first-century Christians were Insurgents. Their frozen lake was Christ. But they saw clearly. They were willing to fall through the ice to obtain His fullness.
Or to use the images in Matthew 13, they were willing to sell all their possessions to obtain the pearl of immense price, to lay hold of the treasure hid in a field.
In Insurgence, I give a prescription on how to identify the idols in our life.
Recently, on The Insurgence Podcast, Denzel and I discuss how idolatry works and how it grabs the human heart (episode 104). Episode 85 – “Tolerate Nothing” – is another episode that goes along with this topic.
Laced throughout Insurgence is the pressing need to have other believers in our orbit.
Hence why I introduced the idea of establishing a Kingdom Cell in the book.
When it comes to the frozen lake, other believers who are close to us are often necessary to jar our blindness.
If your frozen lake is anything other than Jesus Christ, whether it’s a person, place, or thing, I hope this article keeps you from falling through the ice.
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Talk to you next Thursday,
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