If we envision the concept of being trapped in the wilderness, we may see images that are extremely barren, hot and dry. We become weary and delirious with unfavorable surroundings. There are a variety of circumstances preventing one from escaping, which include lack of communication, resources and no road map to lead us to what is promised, A Way Out!
In the movies, there always seem to be a rescue operation leading the person(s) to freedom from the wilderness. In our life situations, we have hope, desire, belief, prayer and our trust in God. These rescue resources are available to us twenty-four hours a day. This vision of hope and faith will lead us from the wilderness to the promise.
We all have wilderness experiences at some point in our lives. These detours can be self, friends, family, health, finances, careers and businesses or just “life” in general. Depending on the circumstances, our wilderness experiences can be short term or sometimes even years before we move from situations that cause a crisis in our lives. The most important thing is the action we take that enables us to move through the maze successfully.
Moving to the promise requires that you
· Recognize that you are in the wilderness.
· Devise a plan of action (how you will get out).
· Begin to move in the direction that will lead you to the promise of freedom from your situation.
· Enjoy your new freedom.
The reality is, you cannot move anywhere if you keep taking a standstill position. Remember when you are in the maze of life; don’t keep the head (God) at the tail of the experience.
by Sheila L. Agnew McCoy