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I Want OUT!!

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Yesterday Greg and I stepped into our garage ready to get into our car and run an errand.  As he got in the car – I walked around to the passenger side and saw a wasp on inside of the window closest to the passenger side.  It had somehow found its way into the garage and could see the outside through the window – but could NOT get out!  It continued buzzing and fussing around the whole perimeter of the glass – and would not leave to search other alternatives.  For instance – our HUGE garage door was now OPEN – why would it not  just fly out?  It was so puzzling to me.

As I was pondering this – I was thinking about a Wayne Watson song I heard several years ago on his Christmas CD – about a skeptical man trying to free some birds that had been trapped in his garage.  They were so frightened that any attempt to free them had been misunderstood.  He thought to himself, “If I could only become one of them and fly over to them and explain it – that they could be free….”  Then the man understood what God did for us by sending Jesus to us – to walk among us and be one of us – explaining the plan for us – no fear – no misunderstanding – only love and a way for our freedom.

I wondered about this poor wasp – who could not grasp the “way out” of our garage – and thought sadly, “he will die in here – before exploring another alternate route – because he can see the outside through the window.”  And thought about us.  Do we do the same thing concerning spiritual things we don’t understand or can’t comprehend?  Does God say, “Just trust me”  but we fight it because we can only see our own circumstances right in front of us?  Are we afraid to move or change our position – so we miss what God has for us?  Do we not want to relinquish control to something perceived as scary and the “unknown” because we know better?  How foolish we are.

Just like a wasp is in our world – we are to God and things bigger than we are – spiritual dimensions of time and space that we are limited to because of our five senses.  And yet – how many times have I said or thought, “I know better.  And I just want out.

Can I truly trust one greater, wiser and more loving than I am – to guide my path?  Even if I cannot see my way out of my situation?  Can I trust Him to show me the way out?  Even if it takes me through some dark and scary times – to get to the ultimate goal?  Would it surprise me to know that His way is far different from what I can now see?  Would I be able to totally let go?

When was the last time you had to let go and just…trust?  When was the last time you said, “I want Out”?


God Bless

Comments on: "I Want OUT!!" (22)

  1. It is fascinating how during those times of “wanting out,” we usually always learn the most. I’ve been there more times than I can remember. The best part is that often the circumstances don’t change, It’s me that is changed and God is the one doing the changing.

    Great post, came over from Jason’s site. Thanks to both of you.

  2. That’s a good question, Cindy. I think sometimes I’m stuck seeing no way out and then at other times, I see the way out but I’m maybe a little afraid to take it, especially if it involves new areas for me. As to wasps, though. . . since I’m deathly allergic to their sting, he’d either fly away or I’d knock him down and stomp him!

  3. I def had to trust God through our twins hernia surgeries. They are great and resting! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This is a beautiful way to allow a garage wasp to bring to light the Truth. Just goes to show, God isn’t to be summoned. Rather, He’s omnipresent. All we need to do is wake up and see Him – even in our garage.

    • Yes! Thanks Scott – welcome to my blog – I think this is the first comment on here. I appreciate you taking the time to come over! And yes I did notice that you don’t have livewyre anymore on your blog – much better!

  5. Great analogy that sums up the feelings we have. I can definitely get so frustrated when I can see where I want to go, but can’t seem to get there. His route is best and no matter what it looks like, there are no shortcuts. Love this post, Cindy. Thanks.

  6. awesome Cindy! Maybe this is why we resist so hard sometimes when he tries to guide us with his hands. We can’t see ahead, but he can – we can see with his eyes. I can only guess that if we could – perfectly – we’d never rebel, never turn away – always accept his help – always seek his help. A good reminder for me to trust the hand of the One who can see better than me, and only wants to help, only wants to love. Thank you Cindy. I hearted this lots! Beautiful really – God bless and keep you and all of yours Cindy.

    • Thanks so much Craig. It would be so easy if we would not rebel – and just do it the right way first, right? But it’s not that easy for us to see it – or follow directions. I wish it wasn’t so!!

  7. I love that Jesus came on our level just to show us the way. If that isn’t amazing grace, I don’t know what is.

  8. Oh, Cindy, this is so beautiful,it brings tears to my eyes. This is the lesson God has been so patient in trying to teach me. I know I am getting better at trusting Him, but still have a ways to go. Thanks for the beautiful word picture.

  9. Great analogy, Cindy. I think we are often like that wasp, buzzing around trying to get to the other side where we can see, but unable to recognize the way out where God is leading us. As I am currently in the middle of several difficult situations, I can relate to that buzzing fury. I think many times the reason we can’t see where God is leading is that we are buzzing around making so much noise.

    • You’re right! There IS a lot of buzzing noise around us all the time – no wonder we can’t see or hear where God is leading – it’s WAY too distracting most of the time!

  10. LOL…I’m your sister and I KNOW your first reaction to the wasp was to scream and then run away…far away. Only when you were in a safe place were you able to think rationally about this piece. Good thoughts, though. 🙂

    • Thanks Wendy 🙂 Actually I wasn’t afraid of the wasp – he was on the window buzzing furiously and trying to get OUT – not paying any attention to me – which was okay by me 🙂 It’s only when they come and invade my space that I get a little “punchy” – as I’ve been stung quite a bit. I stay a healthy distance from them 🙂

  11. Good word, Cindy. I can relate to the bee! I can also relate from the other side. When I put my chickens & ducks away each night, they freak out & run away from me. I tell them, “No! I’m your protector! Don’t run away from me. I’ll keep you safe!” 🙂 They don’t listen. Okay, maybe I don’t say it but I think it – every night. Silly birds.

    • Yeah – exactly! It’s just like that, isn’t it? They can only comprehend what their survival instinct tells them – when we are only trying to do what’s best. I wish we could all speak the same language sometimes 🙂

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