I love fall. In the Pacific Northwest we do it right. The colors all around are astounding, we seem to avoid the rain, and we remain quite warm all the way through October. So, last night we were having dinner on the back porch at our inlaws house, soaking up the last of the sun. My oldest daughter was watching a bee bump again and again into the skylight. He kept trying the same thing to gain freedom, but to no avail. She finally said, “Mom, that bee is stuck.”
We all watched him for a moment and then Kennedy piped in, “He’s not stuck. He just thinks he is.” It was one of those earth-stopping moments for me. She was very right. Freedom was actually in every direction BUT the one he insisted on trying over and over and over again.
It was as if God used that one moment to say to me, “When you think you’re stuck, it’s not because you are. You are just repeatedly trying the one direction that I don’t want you to go.” Wow.
I know all of the reasons that I just keep bumping into the same walls in my life…it’s because I WANT to go the direction that my heart is set on. I can even see the freedom, but I just can’t get there. What if I went against everything inside of me and tried a completely different way out?
What if you did the same thing?
Wow! Out of the mouths of babes. Sometimes the words of children are so simple yet so profound.