Right now I’m up to my ear lobes in boxes of all sizes. Actually I’m doing much better than I was. Last week they were over my head. I thought we’d downsized, but guess what? We’re going to have to do it again.
Since our move, we’re still trying to locate socks and underwear. When you transport 2400 square feet of boxes and some of them aren’t labeled, it can be quite a challenge. This entire thing got me thinking about boxes and how we often feel trapped within them. We go through life staying in the safety of our comfort zone and find it difficult to step out of the box and get a different view of the many things we’ve missed over the years.
Sometimes those changes involve the death of a loved one – a marriage, new job or the birth of a child – a financial loss, a successful promotion, stress. Whatever causes those changes, we can always learn something new – every second, every hour and every day. God has already drawn the plans for our future. His design is perfect and He will never let us down if we put our trust in Him and His wisdom. The minute we try to interfere, things get set upside down.
As we open boxes, we realize we didn’t need some of the things we’d packed. I thought these we necessary items, but they aren’t. Still I’ve challenged myself to step outside the box and look ahead to the future. God is constantly with me. He hears my prayers and answers them. He loves me with an unshakeable love and has given me a life insurance policy that goes on throughout eternity.
Maybe the boxes will be gone in a few months, but isn’t it good to know that even without them, we have a perfect life waiting for us on the other side of eternity. So, while we’re walking this earth, let’s remember that God has also given us unlimited wisdom and understanding through His Holy Word – the Bible. Get out of the box and into the Word!
1 Kings 4:29 “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore.”