I remember when my daughter was in the 1st grade and I went with her on their field trip to a pumpkin patch farm. They had all kind of activities for them to participate in as well as being able to pick out their own pumpkins. One of the things we decided to do, was go inside the maze. The object of the maze was being able to find your way out. The maze wasn’t very big, but I immediately started feeling clostiphobic. I don’t deal with small tight places that I can’t see my way out of. Because I was with my daughter I couldn’t show any signs of fear, as she was already nervous about going in. We dared to go inside the maze and as we were walking we would see different objects along the way. We didn’t pay attention until we came around to them again. That was an indication that we were going in circles and needed to make a turn. As we went around again we paid closer attention to the landmarks and before we knew it we were out of the maze. Life has a way of setting up detours, road blocks, obstacles, etc. To be quiet honest we make a lot of those things happen ourselves by the decisions and choices that we make. Sometimes we become stagnated because we see the same old scenory and allow ourselves to become discouraged in thinking there is no way out, even to the point that we stop trying. We accept that as our life. I have good news for you, “There Is A Way Out” 1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” If you find yourself going down the same path or your going in circles trapped inside your own maze, maybe it’s because your not paying attention to how to get out. Lessons experienced over and over again are because we don’t learn from going through them the first time. You have the power to stop the cycle from repeating itself. God never intended for us to stay where we are, but it’s up to us whether we want to get out. WAKE UP and PAY ATTENTION!
Have you ever been driving and right before you are about to change lanes you had to immediately swing back over to your lane to save you from a head on collision because of the car that was in your blindside that you never saw coming? A blindside normally accures when something comes up along the side of you and you are unaware. Thank God that I had a quick reflex that kept me out of an accident. There are something’s in life that will catch us totally off guard because we never seen it coming and we end up hitting it head on. Sometimes the signs are there, but we either ignore them, look over them or we are looking in a totally different direction and we don’t even notice it and preced anyway because we think the path is clear. The good thing is, though something’s may catch us by surprise it doesn’t God because he already knows. No matter how many times in the life that we may make the wrong decisions that may lead us down the wrong path, it’s never to late for us to get back on course. It may delay us to our destination, but we are never denied access. It is up to us to learn from our mistakes so that we want repeat them again and no matter how bad the damage and as painful as it might be, we are never damaged beyond repair. Take what you have learned from it into the next season in life. Pay attention to the signs and make sure that your view is clear before proceeding to the other side.