Have you ever chased a Skinny Rabbit? No, not a real rabbit, but have you chased something you’ve longed for, like a promotion, a new mate, a new you? Only to find out that the path to that “success” led you to depression, exhaustion, no friends, and almost dying?
Dr. John Trent has studied the issue chasing after a skinny rabbit. He begins with a very enlightening story of the Wise Hunters hunting the Great Stag and one of the members of the group veers off because of an illusion they see and just have to chase. After they catch the illusion, it’s nothing but a skinny rabbit.
The book is easy reading and I finished it very quickly. It isn’t hard to figure out what may lead us down Rabbit Trails…the idea is to find the courage to get off of it while you can. Dr. John Trent threw out some scriptures to keep in our hearts to help us not go down a path of doom and gloom.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart”- Proverbs 3:5
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps”-Proverbs 16:9
The most enjoyment I got from this book were the scenarios. The different people who have been led down a path to Skinny Rabbit Brides (hilarious!), Promotions where you just work all day and spend no time with family, chasing financial success, and even being too active in church!
Yes, it is possible to be very active in church doing “good” things but not God things as Trent says.
Read the book and be blessed!