Saturday, April 28, 2018

You're Scheduled for Surgery

A surgeon named Dr. Kane searched for a candidate to undergo surgery so he could prove that appendectomies could be done under local anesthetic. At last, a patient was found. He was prepared for surgery and wheeled into the operating room. A local anesthetic was applied, leaving the patient able to talk and respond as the surgery progressed.

As he had done hundreds of times, Dr. Kane located the appendix, skillfully removed it, and finished the surgery. During the operation, the patient complained only of minor discomfort. He recovered quickly and was dismissed two days later. Dr. Kane demonstrated that local anesthesia was a viable alternative, thanks to the willingness of a brave volunteer.

What I didn’t tell you was that the volunteer for surgery by Dr. Kane—was Dr. Kane. He performed surgery on himself and removed his own appendix! (The Voice of the Village, July/August 1996)

What attitude needs to be removed from you? Bitterness? Self-pity? You’re the patient—and but you’re also the doctor. Ephesians 4:31 says, “All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you." The only way to remove harmful attitudes is by performing self-surgery. You’re the only one who can do it.

Many people never change because they keep putting off the operation. So now you’re scheduled for surgery—to remove bitterness (or any other attitude) from your heart.
PRAY: "Lord, I choose to forgive (name the person) who hurt me. Forgive me for refusing to forgive. Right now, I am removing this cancer from my heart. I choose to let it go and move on with my life. Thank you for replacing the turmoil in my heart with peace." ****************************************************************************************************

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