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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: In and Out (04/30/09)

TITLE: The FLY In The Window
By Roxanne Howard


Have you ever notice the fly that gets in the house?
Nine times out of ten he wants out just as much as you want him to get out.
Instead of following you to the open door, he finds his way to a closed window and begin bumping his head against the glass.
No matter how many times he bumps his head on the glass window, he never makes it out.
He may rest at times, he may even fly around the room in circles but eventually he finds his way back to the glass window and continue to bump his head.
He sees freedom, but he just can't seem to obtain it.
He is so determine to get out that he is only focusing on what he can see.
He don't see you holding the door open. Or maybe he does but he just doesn't trust you or understand why you're waving your arms in a different direction than where he is.
If he would only trust you and fly through the open door, he would get to where he needed to be.
But after a while, you either get him with the flyswatter or you'll find him on the bottom of the windowsill, dead.
Isn't that how we are with GOD?
We get so used to or stuck in a rut for so long, that when GOD opens a door to freedom, new hopes, dreams, His vision, we can't see it.
GOD is there with the door opened waiting to embrace us.
Instead we, just like the fly is so focused on the glass window, we keep hitting our head.
GOD is there saying "I AM HERE, FOLLOW ME," and for some reason, maybe fear or disbelief we ignore GOD and continue hitting our head against the glass window and for some, a brick wall.
Then we wonder why we don't have all of what the Bible says we should have.
John 15:7 " If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done."
If we just venture out, take GOD'S hand and walk through His door, we would be surprise at His mercy and love.
What He has for us is so amazing, better than anything we could ever imagine for ourselves.
As soon as we realize just how much He has to offer the sooner we are better off.
If we can turn from our old ways and follow Him, we would know that His way is the only way.
Isaiah 55:8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither my ways your ways saith the LORD."
We get so caught up in what we see, we lose faith in GOD.
Trust Him in any situation and He will always see us through.
We need to change our direction and head towards GOD'S open door.
Take our focus off what we can only see and open our minds, hearts, and souls to what GOD has then walk through His door in faith.
Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
Remember the fly that refused to change his direction or sense of focus.
He ended up on the bottom of the windowsill:(

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Elizabeth Gomez05/08/09
So true! May we all learn from the fly. Great job.
Jan Ackerson 05/10/09
Excellent illustration.

I found a few places where the past tense form of the verb is needed: noticeD and determineD.

This was a good read.
Janice Fitzpatrick05/11/09
Well done! I loved the comparisons and the spiritual lessons here. :0)