Life can be defined as the period between the birth and death of a living thing, especially a human being.

Psalms 138:8 “The LORD will work out his plans for my life — for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”

As I meditated on the word “Life” I had so many things going through my mind. For me I was encountering challenges on what to write, I think because there are so many stories that can be told about life. I had to ask GOD to silence my mind, so that I could again-hear his voice in the message that HE wanted me to deliver. After my request to him, he gave me a picture of a maze. I thought …okay…Life is a maze; please help me interpret. So here it is…

Do you remember being in grade school as a young child and being challenged to complete your maze activity worksheet? I do. I remember the challenge was always exciting. I knew prior to starting the exercise, that there was only one correct path to get to the finish line. I also knew that I needed to start somewhere.

A maze has a starting point and an ending point; just like life. Life happens and just like a maze we need adapt to the changes, pick up the pieces, and follow the course. That’s the only way we will get to the end goal- the finish line.
GOD he directed me to offer a little transparency about my life and some of the road blocks I have experienced. A maze (life) will:

1 Force you to change directions; I have said things I wish I could take back.
Take you down the wrong path, I have battled with addictions.

Throw you a curve, I have been homeless.

End with a wall that you feel you can’t penetrate; I lost my mother as a teenager.

Cause confusion; my family often seems to be disconnected and we as a family are not always on one accord.

Offer you a fork in the road; I have lost everything to the extent of being penniless.

Make you feel that you are on your way; I have made poor decisions with relationships that I initially perceived as healthy for me.

Paint the illusion that this is the best direction; I am guilty of lust and fornication.

Make you want to quit; I have been depressed.

So there it is. We all struggle or have struggled with something. Just know you are not alone in the struggle. It’s life. Struggles are necessary for us to grow. The beautiful thing about life is -just like a maze; GOD will help you work through the obstacles. We must learn to lean on him and allow him to help us get to the finish line. The scripture tells us that GOD will work out his plans for our lives- when faced with something, let him work it out. Trust me his guidance is always the best.

Identify one area of your life that you feel you need to try another route? (list one) _______________
What will you do daily to make that change?_________________________________

Read this daily.
God I need direction in __________________________ area of my life and I commit to ______________________________________________________________________.

Commit to the change. I DARE you.
~Lereca Monik
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