If I am being completely honest, I have been going in circles for the vast majority of my life. It’s an embarrassing omission really; however, it is true. These days everything is happening so fast. Everyone is moving so fast. The thing about moving at such a momentum at all times while simultaneously going in circles, stopping becomes very difficult. It’s like trying to step off a merry-go-round. Your feet are on the ground but your head is still spinning. Reoccurring dreams became a theme because I was living the same struggle day in and day out; never progressing only finding myself back where I started. The problem ultimately was rooted in my starting point. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:(Colossians 1:16) Bottom-line, all things were created by God and finds their purpose in Him alone. No question. But I questioned. Because I heard it and read it all before. There’s a grand difference between knowledge in theory and the application of knowledge. Knowledge not put into use does us no good. I was going in circles because I thought I’d find another way. There is no other way.
So here we all are day in and day out. Coming and going, moving at a perpetual speedy rhythm. Thanks to the “Drive-Thru” we can have a complete meal served and ready in a matter of minutes. The drive thru has spawned an entire culture of instant gratification. Everything has to happen immediately. There’s no more waiting. Why are we all rushing? Is it because we know time is running out? Is it that we think that moving faster will buy us more time? “…for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)
So what are the byproducts of being a passenger on the “latter day merry-go-round?” Anxiety, Insomnia, Obsessive compulsions, Despair, Worry, Fear, Depression and so on and so forth. What are the ways people go about curing the effects of this ride? Checking out by various means: television, movies, gaming, sex, drugs, alcohol, music, money, and so on and so forth. But these are all just vices that only veils us from what’s really going on. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.” (Luke 21:34)So how do we escape this perpetual spinning machine of nonsense? Simply step off. A call has been placed for each and everyone of us. Answer it.