This time of the year, here in the south, you will often see yellow ones fluttering all around. Why we even saw a few of them while driving down I-59 on Saturday.
I think about how light and carefree they seem as they travel about. I am often envious of that freedom.
Is it possible the reason I've always had such a fondness for these lovely little creatures, is too often, throughout my own life, I've lived in a box?
A box of my own making.
A box that allows me only to stick to that which is familiar. That which has been tested, tried and true. Oh, how I have loved that which is known and"comfortable"!
I've felt the gentle nudging of God recently to step out of my box. Leave this comfort zone. Do something differently, seek, explore new paths. See what I can see, do what I can do. Stretch out a little. Go where I must lean on Him and trust Him more.
There's no real freedom in boxes.
Really, there's not.
*** John 8:36 - "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
*** Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
***Isaiah 40:31- "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
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