We took a trip to the pumpkin patch Saturday.
We also ventured into a corn maze.
Truth be told, they kind of creep me out.
You know, children of the corn and all.
Oh and yes, although the day was clear
and beautiful,when the wind rustled through
the stalks,we all stopped in our tracks.
Back to the maze, we were armed with our
maps and we started out strong but
with each passing step found ourselves more
We re-traced our steps and looked for tell-tale clues,
but we only found 3 of the 6 check points and
not in the correct order.
But we did find our way out!
There were moments when we would hear
voices beyond the rows of corn and we abandoned reason
and cut through the maze in hope of finding
Funny thing, those voices on the other side were just as lost.
Somehow, hearing voices made us believe
in something that wasn’t real.
It’s easy to do that in life.
It’s tempting to try to find our way by looking to
others that appear to have “it” figured out.
Desperation can take over when we feel lost.
Our sense of direction has evaporated, we look outside instead
of looking to the compass that never leaves.
My life now feels a bit like a maze.
Sometimes I choose a path that seems right.
There are days that I want to take a shortcut,
and avoid some of the check-in points.
When I reach a dead-end, I feel defeated.
Yesterday, I felt a bit discouraged because as much as I told
myself not to keep my eyes focused on a shaky hope, I did.
It feels strenuous to turn around and start over.
But I must get my eyes back on my unshakeable hope.
A whisper grows with each small step.
Leaving behind muddy footprints, a voice grows
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 (NIV)
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
One more time for good measure…