## Monday, 6 August 2012

### How to get your inner "Rubik's Cube" solved...

Do you remember the Rubik’s Cube? That colorful cube that gets all muddled up and then it takes a while to get it straightened out? For some people it can take a very long time, for others it’s done in a few minutes flat. I am glad to declare that I am a Rubik’s Cube in God’s hands and if you choose to follow Him…so are you!

I think we are all born perfectly solved, but the devil, well, he is like those people that come (if you have one in your hands) and say “can I mess it up, pleeeeze” except that the devil of course does not say please. He just does it. I believe that from the time you are born, he is out to mess you up. But and here comes the big “BUT”…God is a Master solver of Rubik’s Cubes people! He can straighten out any mess and if you will let Him…that’s when you become whole again or as we Christians call it - “saved”.

Jesus saves your messed up life, but just like with the Rubik’s Cube you have to get the base right first and that part is not all that difficult yet. Most of the time, when you start on a Rubik’s Cube you can get one side straightened out by yourself. For us, getting the base right means that you PRAY. But then it gets a little more complicated and you are best of to follow some of the given algorithms that you can find in the little instruction booklet that comes with the cube when you buy it. Well, so it is with us since the bible says “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it and you will find rest for your souls.” (Jer 6:16 NIV) – there you go! That’s your algorithm for life. Follow the ancient paths, keep following Jesus and He will solve all your problems and make you whole.

I know only too well though, that the way there is not always easy or at least it does not look that way. Just before you solve the Rubik’s Cube, when you align the last corner pieces, the cube goes through a phase of being “totally muddled up” again. The instruction booklet warns you not to get distracted by that as it will solve itself soon after. Wow! That was so beautiful and encouraging to me! Because I feel pretty muddled up right now and I know that God has been working on me for a pretty long time already. But that means that I am only a few moves away from being completely solved or whole! I don’t know about you but that makes my heart jump for joy and today it will be a bit easier to look at the “muddled up corners” in my life. I believe Jesus has a special heart for Rubik’s Cube people and he loves a job well done ‘cause the bible also says that God will finish the work that He started. So, don’t spend time worrying today about all the messy parts in your life…give your everyday life to Jesus and know that you too are only a few moves away from being solved!

 (Photo is my own)