Saturday, 11 February 2012
By Amy at Make Me a Mary
What you focus on in times of crisis will determine the outcome. That’s what the preacher said on Sunday.
It makes me think about how the first thing I do when I find myself in a pit is acquaint myself with the walls that block me in. I trust myself implicitly because I’m resourceful and sensible, and surely I can find a way out since I’m so smart and all.
So I look and look at those walls, and they get bigger as my plight grows more hopeless because no matter how hard I try, I just can’t rescue myself. I’m never as smart as I think I am, and I’m smart enough to know it.
What we’re asked to do, though, is look up. Just look up.
And when I take my eyes off the walls and look up instead (it’s hard, I know), the amazing happens. He does the thing no one else would dare to do (and couldn’t if they wanted to). He climbs right down into that pit and stays with me. Sometimes we linger for a bit, but this turns out okay, too, because in that dirt-filled dark messy pit is where I really get to know Him.
What we focus on will determine the outcome. So let’s forget about those walls and just look up.