As I was thinking and watching this little bird, of Romans 7:14-25.
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
This little bird kept doing what was not good for it (running repeatedly into the window), and yet, even when I tried to redirect it to a better path (pretty much anywhere else!), it kept coming back. The window in this analogy represents sin. More times than I can count, I do things against God's word. I keep going back to things that are harmful to myself and my family...yet even when redirected, I will often choose sin over what I know to be right.
I want to obey God's word, to eat healthy foods, work out, get Callie's therapy done, school done with the older ones and keep the house clean...Why can't I do the things I want to do? Why is it so hard to do the right things? Why do I keep doing what I do not want to do?
I am sure the little bird did not want to repeatedly hit the window...but something about it was enticing, just like sin is for me.