The Maze

I don’t know what to do.”“I don’t know where to turn.”“I don’t know about my goals.”Three comments from three different friends this week reminded me of a Pastor Harry Cheales in Gloucestershire, England. Around A.D 1950, Cheales had a dream about the maze of life. He turned the dream into reality in his church garden. The maze was a visual illustration of how from childhood to death, each person makes choices and turns that lead to new pathways or dead ends, causing stress, anxiety, anger, fear, joy, satisfaction, and at times, mental paralysis. In the middle of the maze was a tree (tree of life) where one ultimately hoped to land as they weaved through life.Life is more like navigating a maze than running a marathon. Those who participate in marathons and other races know when to start, which direction to take, where to take breaks, and how to finish well. Ah, if only our lives were like a race.I propose that the best way to navigate successfully through a tough maze is to take instructions from someone perched high above the maze who can see the entire contraption, and so can provide accurate and trustworthy guidelines.There is someone who sees the entire trajectory of your life and offers to provide accurate and trustworthy guidelines.From Isaiah 30:21: “Whenever you are tempted to turn to the right or to the left, you will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”Whose voice could that be?From Proverbs 3: 5,6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

Want to navigate your life’s maze successfully? Listen carefully, silently, regularly. . . . .to God.  –

-Jeba Moses