Change can be Beneficial
I’ve been really into Rubix cubes recently. When I was little, my dad used to play with them all the time. I thought it would be awesome if I got him one for Christmas with our family’s faces on them. It was an awesome idea and he liked it a lot. I ended up playing with it and spent 3 hours straight trying to figure it out by watching someone on youtube do it. Unfortunately, I didn’t figure it out that day. I gave it to my father and he was showing me his strategies to figuring it out. Although, I was still fascinated by this dang Rubix cube. I messed it up, kept trying and I did it!
Each pattern on the cube has a special set of changes to get it to the next pattern and you continue with the patterns and the changes until you finish it. Sometimes the change that you make to the cube seem crazy! For example, you have to mess up your fixed side to fix the other sides. It looks like you’re ruining it, but you’re helping another side get fixed.
The past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling stuck. This morning, I woke up with the same feeling, but this time, I gave up. I was so tired of trying to figure out different avenues to go down. I felt like I was trying to do what God wanted. Then I remembered the verse Psalm 119:105,
“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path.”
My friend used that verse once to say that in those days, the lamps weren’t super bright and they would only light your feet to see the next step, not the whole area. So I said, “Lord, please show me my next step at least.” At the same time, I got this picture of the Rubix cube. I felt like God was reminding me of how each change in my life may not seem like the right one at the time, but in the end, it all comes together. I love that God uses simple stuff that we are familiar with to speak to us.
Wouldn’t you know it, God already gave me an idea of what my next step should be a while ago. Right now, I’m in the waiting stage, so I totally dismissed the idea he gave me. I felt like it wasn’t going anywhere, so I had to find another plan. I just need to learn patience.
Something that I like about being a Jesus follower is that God knows me as a unique individual. He knows that I am sensitive, so when he reminds me of something, He is very gentle in reminding me of the change that should happen. He doesn’t say “I told you so!”