Are we ever really trapped?

Recently, as a part of a Discovery Bound Bend activity, I went to a corn maze on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. My wife, church friends, and I all marched bravely and happily in to explore the maze.

Now, I think corn mazes are really fun, but it’s good to do them when you have a wide-open afternoon, so you can simply enjoy finding your way through the maze. However, Lindsey and I had a commitment later that afternoon. Although we had a great time exploring, when it was time to head back to the exit, I was feeling a little anxious. Running through the maze didn’t seem to help, either, because all that happened was I got lost quicker. I was trapped!

Well, you may be laughing at me right now (I am!), but aren’t there many times in life when we feel trapped? The limits shutting off our options seem so impressive that we can only trudge through those limits till we find an escape. And human willpower (expressed, for instance, in running through the maze rather than calmly walking and looking) only makes matters worse.

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