As I walked into my house through the garage I notice a hummingbird flying back and forth at the window. The hummingbird had mistakenly flown into the garage and must have thought it could go out through the garage window. The hummingbird was blocked by the clear window pane and was flying back and forth as if that motion was going to somehow open the window. It failed to see the huge garage door opening while continuing to fly frantically back and forth in front of the window. I believe the bird would have labored to the death had I not come along and showed it the way.
The hummingbird’s efforts reminded me of our own futile efforts at times. They way you want to go may only appear to be clear, when in reality it is blocked by an impenetrable barrier. We too get so focused on the one way we want to go and become completely blind to the gaping opening God has for us. We too need someone to come along and see our desperate plight and help us find God’s perfect way.
Let me ask you, do you feel trapped and exhausted? Have you been focused on one thing so much you’ve become blind to the opening God has in so close to you the whole time? If this is you, like David did, go to God with a simple prayer, “Lord, show me the way.”
Psalms 143:8-10 “Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. 10 Teach me to do Your will, For You [are] my God; Your Spirit [is] good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.”