Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Navigating the Maze

I’ve been meaning to write this article for a while. Here’s the reason behind my blog’s title.

maze A maze

When I was a kid someone built a human labyrinth in my hometown. It was called The WOOZ (photo). While it got old after a few visits, I do have some fond memories of finding my way around the maze trying to get stamps from each of the four towers and reach the finish line in time to do the bonus challenge.

My life feels like a maze a lot of times. A much bigger, more complicated and more mysterious maze than the WOOZ ever was. But a maze nonetheless. And I’m in it. And I spend my life going through it.

I’ve even received a couple prophecies that refer to my life feeling like a maze or like finding my way along a narrow path.

Sometimes I try to figure this maze out on my own and I’ve wasted time getting really lost.

But it’s not a maze I can successfully navigate on my own. I can’t see very far and I don’t know where to turn. But I’m learning to wait on God and let Him lead me. Because He does know the way through this maze.

Sometimes, I get a glimpse of what’s ahead, like a tower in the WOOZ. But who knows if the next turn will lead to the tower entrance or if I will have to go through several more twists and turns to get to it. Some destinations I will never get to and others seem to come out of nowhere. That is a maze. That is life.

For example, working with computers was something I saw from far off. But going to UC Berkeley and moving to Nashville were two things that happened with little forewarning. There are other things I thought would’ve happened by now, but I’m still waiting.

There have been some tough roads. But there have also been some really amazing moments. Learning to trust God has rarely been easy. But to know that Jesus is walking with me, that He is leading me and realizing more and more how much He loves me makes this journey worth it.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. – Psalm 119:105


  1. Glad to stumble upon your blog Mike! Will be visiting often :-)

  2. Hey Robert and Samantha, thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll be better about posting articles than I have in the past ;-)