Crawfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs, Yabbies… or Achievement over Affirmation

If we want to make an impact during our lifetime, we have to trade the praise we could receive from others for the things of value that we CAN accomplish…

When I was younger we would spend summers up at Lake Tahoe. One adventure was catching crawfish. Let’s see if this illustration works… we would catch the crawdads with coat hangers and bacon, once they grabbed the wire…they refused to let go–even after lifting them out of the water (fascinating to a 10 year old) . We would then put them in


a bucket…if you only had one in the bucket, we would need a lid on it to keep the mudbug from crawling out, BUT if you had two or more–we didn’t need a lid. When there are several crawfish, they will just keep fighting and drag one another down so none of them can get away…

A lot of less-than-successful people act the same way. They’ll do things to keep others from getting ahead–refusing to let go of the bacon and then dragging others down in the bucket. But the good news is that if we observe someone trying to do that, we don’t have to buy into their belief system. First DON’T grab the bacon–if you do LET GO…or you can always get out of the basket by refusing to be a crab–or crawdad…

Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3
Sorry… More DeMarco Banter:

The name “crayfish” comes from the Old French word escrevisse (Modern French écrevisse). The word has been modified to “crayfish” by association with “fish” (folk etymology). The largely American variant “crawfish” is similarly derived.

Some kinds of crayfish are known locally as lobsters, crawdads, mudbugs, and yabbies. In the Eastern United States, “crayfish” is more common in the north, while “crawdad” is heard more in central and southwestern regions, and “crawfish” further south, although there are considerable overlaps.


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