That is all I wrote, just that phrase.
People interpreted that in different ways.
Some with a questionable curiosity.
I am in fact just that, a strong dog on short leash.
But guess who holds the leash?
One much stronger than I.
I came across the following verse earlier today, “Because he is a man, he can deal gently with other men, though they are foolish and ignorant, for he, too, is surrounded with the same temptations and understand their problems very well.” Hebrews 5:3
Except for the foolish and ignorant phrase, which we know men to be, men and women can find strength in that verse.
He, being Christ, understands us, both our struggles and our problems, and he gives us the courage and the power to overcome any challenge.
Me personally? As it relates to being a strong dog?
I am searching to find strong men that I can be surrounded by, that can relate to my strengths and my weaknesses, and I to theirs.
That are as passionate as I am and as compassionate as I long to be.
In fact, just this past week, I posted this, “I am wanting to find myself encircled by men who exhibit the passion of the Old Testament and the compassion of the New Testament.”
Not passive and certainly not apathetic toward life.
Men who are a little reckless, who are willing to take a chance if it means that by taking that chance someone else will benefit.
I want to find men and women who will go for it, whatever it is.
As you go into this new week, approach the coming days as I hope to, with passion and compassion.
Be a strong dog on a short leash.
As long as God is holding the leash.