Sometimes, I start to think about things and sometimes, I get lost in my thoughts, one thought leads to another, I take one turn, then another. Finding with each turn, with each thought I get more and more confused. Anyone ever try to navigate their way through a maze? After what seems to be an easy thing to complete, we lose our perspective, we lose our way and get trapped in the maze. We get further and further trapped, by our thoughts, words or actions in life too. SO, how can one find their way out? Especially when we have gotten so lost that even if we had a map, we aren’t even sure where we are, and a map is only helpful if we know where we are at that moment. You can’t decide which turn is correct when you can’t see your true location.
Thankfully, Jesus can help shed light on my location, on my way ahead, on how I can extract myself from this maze.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
Such a simple solution, yet I often stubbornly, foolishly fight with myself, trying to decide if I should turn from my current path and go to the right or left. Am I on the right path? Can I even get to the right path from here? Well, when I try to use my wisdom to find my way out of whatever maze I am in at the time, I often get more lost. Sometimes, RARELY, do I find my way out and that is just by happenstance. Christ doesn’t work by happenstance and if I manage to get out of a situation without Him, I usually (meaning almost always) find myself out of one predicament and in another one. Seems to me I need to seek His guidance sooner. Many times, more than I can count, I have found that to be true, and many times, I blunder on in my own stupidity. Then, finally, I seek the truth, the map, the guidance from God and after being delivered from that particular situation wonder why I didn’t just talk to God at the start before I got there. Sometimes I do, but impatient, not wanting to wait for His answer. Well, if I had the patience and waited for the answer I’d surely have a much simpler life. But, I try and use human logic and reason, which is very flawed, and…yup, right in the worst of the maze.
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 2 Timothy 2:7
Yes, so often I make the confusion worse, taking this or that wrong turn, without getting His guidance on which path to take. Well, I used to do that. Now, I am getting lots better about listening for Him, waiting for his presence and gentle hand, nudging me in the direction He wants for me to go.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Yes, I wait on Him to show me. Sometimes, that waiting is not easy, I continue to struggle with my lack of patience, asking Christ to help me with that. One day, I will be way better at it. Getting better by the day thanks to all the help from Jesus.
Lord, help give me understanding, give me the guidance you would have me to have and use. I need patience too, lots of it. Jesus, I pray you reach to the hearts of loved ones, show them the way you have for them as well. Help them see that sometimes, a little more patience is needed. I praise you for all your mercies and grace.
Once again, thanks to all who makes it this far. Please, share if you feel He moves you to do so. Have a blessed day, and do your best to be a blessing to someone else.