Ever Felt Like You Were Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall…. OR a Glass Window?
While up at our Hyde Park clubhouse on Wednesday, I kept hearing a bird banging into the windows, over and over again. On Thursday, one of my friends sent this text to me: “Drama at the clubhouse today — a female bird keeps flying into the window from the maple tree — male just moving from fence to branches watching her — she must feel the mating dance is a fate worse than death. I’m sure she sees her reflection. It would be laughable except that she will likely succeed in breaking her neck.” LOL!
I was up at the clubhouse again yesterday and I captured this looney bird in action with this photo. She is definitely a “head banger”! Maybe that’s where “bird brain” came from. LOL! Of course, this would be my inspiration for today’s blog. We’ve all been there. We’ve tried to accomplish something and so many interferences kept us from it. We’ve tried to teach our child a skill and it seemed hopeless. We’ve tried to lose weight only to gain more than we lost.
As I type this post, I’m up at the clubhouse and that crazee bird continues to bang into the windows, but she will not break through that barrier no matter how hard she tries. I’m watching her and she’ll bang into it, and then fall to the ground, but she recovers and goes at it again.
Albert Einstein is credited with this quote, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I would highly suggest this bird AND those of us who keep riding a “dead horse” fall into that category. It’s time to dismount and get a fresh new horse and a fresh new idea….that comes from “in all our ways, acknowledging our ALL-KNOWING Father God.
We will continue to bang our heads against a brick wall or a glass window as long as we are deceived into thinking “It’s my way or the highway”, I can make this happen, I am invincible and when all along, God has the open door and window for us to step through. He wants us to “let go and let Him” be our source of wisdom, knowledge and strength.
Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In ALL YOUR WAYS, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”. My interpretation “And He will keep you from banging your head against the brick walls and the glass windows. God knows the way in, through, over and under to the answers we need.