Personal Development

How to catch an elephant?


Breaking free from the shackles that binds us.

An elephant weighs about 24,000 lbs and stands 13 ft tall in height.  They move so strong, fast and agile that  its trunk can uproot a tree, or it can pick up an object as small as a single blade of grass.  But  despite their enormous power do you know elephants can be shackled by a small wooden peg into the ground.  How?

The answer is : While still small, the growing elephant become used to being chained in its foot by a metal peg securely fastened to the ground. This restrains the elephant until it stops struggling anymore to break free.  Because as it wiggles the more it feels the harrowing pain. Therefore, it surrenders and gave up trying to break lose.

If you think about it, we are all like the circus elephant. We all have potential, incredible power inside us. We have it in us to take on the world. But of course, our own chains and pegs restrain us.



Our self-limiting beliefs hold us back.  They paralyzes us.  Sometimes it’s a painful childhood experience or an early memorable failure.  Maybe  it’s something we were told when we were younger.  Those words spoken to us by authority figures become ingrained in our spirit.  That becomes our chain and peg, holding us back from doing what we are capable of, stopping us from achieving what was well within our powers.  Bad habits happens easily, no sweat and they sometimes crept in unaware. It becomes addictive as we derive pleasures in them.  Until we become in bondage to it.  On the other hand, healthy habits are difficult to make because it takes a lot of hardwork and discipline.



Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21nkjv).  Words that has been spoken to you in the past for the most part shaped who you are today. Maybe your parents or some authority figures called you a moron, buffoon, or a loser. Those people degraded the image of God in you because we are created in His image. As a starter, ask God to heal your mind from the past, express your forgiveness and begin to live in the present. If enemy the Devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future in the Name of Jesus!



Now its time to break free from your bondage, “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).  In the Bible, the Truth is a Person –  He is none other than our Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6).  Whatever type of  bondage, self-limiting beliefs or even addictions you have— low self esteem, debts, alcohol, porn, etc. Pray and ask God’s for help and guidance. As He leads you, seek counsel from your spiritually mature friend or leader.


2 thoughts on “How to catch an elephant?

  1. Nerissa Lopez says:

    Thank you for this article I am so blessed. I want to break free, thank you Jesus!!

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