“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
-Proverbs 3 verse 5
As you may well guess I have just recently purchased for myself the king of all procrastination, an object that will undoubtedly distract me far more than alphabetically ordering my bookcase ever has (yes that has happened on more than one occasion).
And as always I just launched into it, thinking I could be done by teatime.
After several hours of going it alone and starting to developing some cube-cuts on my fingers, it finally hit to me to try and find the solution on-line. Which only added to the confusion, as you end up with pictures like this beauty here. And when you’re finished turning F to B, turning D anticlockwise 3 times followed by throwing it against the wall, you are possibly left with one line filled in, maybe if your lucky even a whole side !
In reality the chances of just guessing your way to a completed cube are around 1 in 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 !
So why all this talk about my Rubik’s cube ?
Well the fact is that some people treat life like a Rubik’s cube trying their very hardest to fit everything in the perfect order. Occasionally they might get a line right, or even a whole face. But then they make one wrong turn and they end up back where they started.
The truth is that we think we know what is best, and most of the time we despise being told what to do. If we are Christians or not we all suffer from this problem, whether this is in small every day things or in big life decisions. And as long as we try to fit our own life together we will keep getting it wrong, time and time again. See God made us, and because he made us he knows us.
He knows every twist and turn we need in our life, and only by trusting in him can our lives every make any true sense or have any true purpose:
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3 verse 6
Without him we are trying to do it our own way, but unless we let him lead us we will always end up in a mess, with no real idea about what to do or where to go.
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.”