They say that there is a sign along the Alaskan Highway that reads, “Choose your rut carefully, you will be in it for the next 200 miles.”
We get locked into a ruts and a patterns and hit the cruise control. In the process we miss much of the beauty of God. I believe God wants us to explore.
‘Oh taste of the Lord and see that He is good.’ How do we do this? You have to open your eyes
(Ephesians 1:18) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
We are surrounded by opportunities, but we don’t see them.
We get locked into a pattern that forces us to see things only one way.
Someone sent me this last week. It really highlights what I’m talking about.
Here’s a one-question I.Q. Test:
There is a mute who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of
brushing one’s teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and
the purchase is done.
Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should
he express himself? Think about it first before scrolling down for the answer…
He opens his mouth and says. “I would like to buy a pair of sunglasses.”
I got so stuck on that. I wanted to make him mute too. He’s could communicate perfectly well. But the pattern locked me out of the solution.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have,
~Emile Chariter, Philosopher.
The last person to ask about water is a fish. You get so used to business as usual that you don’t see what you can do. Open your eyes. Explore other ideas. God is moving all around you, but you have to be willing to see. And to do that you have to look past the obvious.
Surely the lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it. (Gen 28:16)