I recently had a dream, and in this dream I was walking around in a maze. It was frustrating, because no matter where I turned, there was just another passageway and no way out! But suddenly, there was a way out – and it was right in front of me! But, because I was to used to the “pattern” of maze, I couldn’t see the way out – even though it was right there in front of me! It seems that I was so familiar with this “pattern” that I couldn’t see the truth, and could only see the pattern that I was used to. And I went round the maze again.
You see, God sits outside of time and outside of our situation. He has a birds eye view of the maze (from above) and can direct us to the exit. But from our perspective, it’s confusing, and frustrating and impossible to escape!
We need to start to live our lives from God’s perspective, and because we are already seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6) we can!
So would you rather try and find your way out of the maze yourself? Or would you rather receive instruction from the One who sits above the maze, and can see the beginning from the end?
Are the “patterns” of our lives that stop us from seeing the way out, when really the exit is right there in front of us?
This is why we need to be lead by the Spirit. Rom 8:14 “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”