At the beginning of the movie Labyrinth the main character, Sarah, has to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King lest the baby be turned into a goblin. In order to rescue her brother she has to successfully navigate a very complicated, confusing, ever-changing maze. At her first encounter with the maze, both directions seemed to have no end. As she walked and walked, the maze kept going and going. She had to yield to the fact that she could not figure the maze out on her own. In short, she needed help.
Life is like that maze. Wrong turns, confusing passages, trickery, and dead ends. Out of all of the things that can happen in life, dead ends are the hardest to do anything about. When I reach a dead end, there is no where to go. I suppose I could go backward, but what would that get me? I can’t go forward because the wall is too high to scale and too thick to get through. I could just camp out there waiting for the wall to crumble on it’s own.
I’m sorry, but those situations just aren’t what I want. I want to move forward, but I can’t do that on my own. I need someone to come along and destroy this wall so I can move on. During a recent bible study with my life group, we were discussing Colossians 3:1-17. We were talking about how to deal with sin in our lives, how to live life according to God’s plan. I got an image of a walled-in maze. God made it clear that in order to move forward, the wall needed to be destroyed. And, He was the only on that could do anything about that wall.
Lord, I pray that you would destroy the wall in front of me. Please, BLOW IT UP! Amen.
Are you facing a wall right now that you need God to destroy?