So I have recently taken up Sudoku. While visiting my in laws in Georgia, my mother in law introduced me to the super addicting sudoku puzzles. I became a woman obsessed. While working on one yesterday- I became somewhat philosophical while thinking about what number to put where.... one number can mess up the whole puzzle. However, the path is clearly laid out for you- you just need to look for it.
It reminded me of my relationship with the Lord. His path for me was always clearly laid out (Jer 29:11) but I tended to ignore it, choosing my own path. Thus, my puzzle (i.e., life) became completely screwed up. Looking back over choices I made- it is easy to see where God gave me an "out"- where the gate was that lead to His path, instead of my own. I often chose the path most traveled and ended up becoming a chaotic mess. When I became so entrenched in my own misery, I looked for a way out.
Jeremy and I are once again, seeking out God's path for our lives in every way, shape, and form. Its amazing how we can get caught up in appealing things in the world and completely ignore the plans that God has for us...
Thinking about paths... I decided to post one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost called "The Road Not Taken"
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
I doubted if I should ever come back.
And that has made all the difference.