The original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder? He leads the group into a room and there is only one way out – the door through which they entered…
OR: Get Smart TV series? – Maxwell Smart goes into the phone booth, drops through the trap door, and then goes through a series of doors before arriving in HQ.
Lately, I’ve felt God boxing in my view, letting me see only so far ahead. It seems a two-fold solution.
- I focus on TODAY, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next year. TODAY.
- I don’t skip any steps along the way. A mountain climber does not climb the entire slope in one step. The climber knows it takes many steps leading to the summit. That’s what God is telling me. He allows me to see the next door at the right moment. I tend to focus on things like “what if this happens again?” Or “how do i control this situation to make peace?” Neither of which is in my control. God promises not to give us more than we can handle. (1 Corinthians 10:13) My fleshly self thinks it will break, but He reminds me to stay focused on Him, praising Him, talking to HIm, letting Him provide the strength to sustain me through every situation. A key to doing this is my family in Christ. Often, I want to isolate and hide away from eeryone, keeping my issues to myself. This only leads to self-pity and depression. When I take the risk to ask my sisters for help, prayer and guidance, the load becomes lighter and I can see that life will continue. My Aglow sisters are a huge part of this! To you I say, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”