“God pays for each slave’s freedom; no one who runs to him loses out.” Psalm 34.22
Several times each week I find myself in situations where there are no exits. Most of the time I painted myself in this box of my own creation, however the problem is still remains the same. How do I get out of this mess!
As is my custom, I tried to blame someone in life around me. I found no one to blame. Why is it that we keep falling down this path? Why do we keep tying the rope around our necks and then jump off the chair? Who is responsible? Who should we blame?
The simple, and obvious, answer is that we are to blame. There is no other culprit, outside enemy, or corporate conspiracy! Yes, I try to blame someone, anyone, else, but it doesn’t work. I am, I admit it, blind to my own weaknesses! There are moments, usually in quiet darkness, where I can see life as it really is. During these revelations the picture is filled with vibrant contrasts. The scene is full of blacks and whites, dull and bright, pastels and florescence.
The dreams have a great finish as I realize the flip sides. One is a self-portrait. The other is as God sees me. The emotional challenge is realizing that the two can be the same!
I posses no ability to change the box I am in. My problem is of my own creation. However, even if I wasn’t the problem, I was born into the box. The price to get out of the box is something I will never have. While there are glimmers of hope in my life, the box consumes others and me with dull, dark, blas? colors.
The flip side is God’s view. Hope, life, love, and relationships. Bright, vibrant colors which are true to their purpose. God looking at me through the Cross. Perfect, whole, complete, and full of grace faith.
We just need to turn. The price is fully paid. We can see as God sees.