The Circus of Dysfunction

I was talking politics with my friend, Pastor David Briggs and he used the term “the circus of dysfunction” to paint an illuminating picture of much of the political realities of today. His words also reminded me that some of us spend our lives continually exercising poor judgment and repeating the same patterns of living that failed us in the past. We expect different results or outcomes, and are disappointed and discouraged when nothing changes. Proverbs 4:12 and 16:25 (NKJV) say this: “There is a way that seems right to men, but its end thereof is death.” In addition, One of the more colorful Scriptures that describes repeating the same failed patterns of living of the past, and does so quite visually, is found in Proverbs 26:11. It says, “As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.”

We need to understand that repeating life’s failures begins with dysfunctional thinking. this leads to a circus of dysfunctional living. Breaking away from this “circus of dysfunction” requires us to recognize the patterns in our lives that may be damaging and unfruitful. We must reject them and embrace alternative ways of moving forward to give ourselves successful, fruitful outcomes. Perhaps it is time to change our thinking and surrender to God’s way of thinking. Then, we can be led by the Spirit of God. Listen to Romans 8:5. Then, reflect on what it says to you. Romans 8:5 (NKJV) says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

The Circus of Dysfunction