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You Made Your Bed

I'm sure you have heard that cliche saying, “You made your bed now lie in it.”

For many families, this is a common life philosophy taught and promoted throughout childhood. This message is typically passed down from one generation to the next, particularly in people where there was prior victimization or helplessness. The mindset gets normalized and subsequent generations stop challenging it’s legitimacy. Instead, the belief remains that there are limited choices in life and once there made, your stuck with them. Even worse, there is the common belief that leaving an “old bed” in search for a better one is irresponsible, selfish, or immature.

Scripture teaches the direct opposite. It reminds us that wherever we are in life, even if we are in a bed we made or a mess we have created for ourselves, God is still right there with us and waiting to pull us out of it if we will just let Him.