Before you begin to read the story I'm going to quote a line from Morpheus in “The Matrix”. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is THE TRUTH. Nothing more.”
Every morning you wake up, go to the bathroom, cleanse yourself of the previous night’s sleep, trundle into the kitchen to eat and drink, exit your place of rest, get in your car and pile in behind other cars to go to work. You pass through security gates, swipe pass cards at doors and/or have someone buzz you in.
Once inside the office you sit at desks, push buttons and move rats around on a pad for eight hours. Maybe you’re a laborer and your office is really the “field” in which case your function is to sweat the day away performing manual tasks. You are monitored by supervisors who, using various forms of information, check to ensure you are doing your assigned duties. If you are not following the rules you are disciplined. After the first four hours you pause to ingest sustenance in order to continue the next four hours of performing manual labor, pushing keyboard buttons and moving the rat. At the end of the eight hours the supervisor allows you to pack up your stuff, exit your cube, the field, go to your vehicle, file back onto the roads and return to your domicile. Once inside you reverse the morning pattern and return to your bed. The next day, much like taking a bath or shower, you rinse, lather and repeat. Did I describe your day in a nutshell? Yeah, I thought so.
There are some unpopular people that have a similar lifestyle like the one I described. They are called inmates and just like you they follow a strict regimen day in and day out. You’re probably saying, “Now hold on Sean. I am not like them. They committed a crime and are paying a debt to society. That’s why they are inmates.” My response to you is simple, “Luke 18, 9-14”.
The difference is you are in a self- imposed prison. You grind it out every day for the company but you do nothing for the company within you. Each one of you has at least one gift that God has given you but you are afraid to use it. It’s comfortable being in la la land swallowing the blue pill daily. Guaranteed paycheck, benefits, set schedule, pushing the rat on the desk, (blah blah blah) why SHOULD you give it up? Because, “A plan in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out.” Proverbs 20:5
God placed you here for a purpose and you have to ask HIM, “Why am I here? What do you want me to do?”......BUT you have to be ready for the answer because it may not be what you want to hear, rather what you need to hear.
Now take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes.