Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Tight Places and Decisions…Oh, God, get me out!

Finding one’s self in a tight place, we can only say with a whisper, “Oh, God, get me out of this mess!”   We hope He listens…and we can find a relief from some situation.   It may be life threatening…or not.   Nevertheless, the spot one is in may be life changing.

How did we make decisions that put us in such a bind?   Usually it is our own doing and not that of another.  My son showed me this saying which is certainly a truth about our own decisions:

“Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument  or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision  and choice you make. Period.”

The argumentative person will probably say, “What if someone does something to me that changes my life or makes my life miserable when it was not my fault?”The answer to that is our decision to walk through it with dignity and courage or to sink into self-pity and depression.

For the decisions we make for ourselves and that part of life with which we are struggling,  we probably will  “swear” that we will do things differently from that moment on.   Sometimes we seem to have built-in traits that lead us to the same mistakes over and over again unless we are extremely careful…and thoughtful.  Prayer for clarity of mind often helps.

Sometimes, however, it is family or trusted friends  that come to our rescue even if they are not obligated to do so. We can certainly thank God for them.   It may take time…and patience…but if they don’t give up on us, there may be a joyful conclusion to the matter.  At least we knew we had love and a listening ear.  In the end, the decisions are still ours.

Recently, I saw a video that gave me the thoughts written above.   I want to share it with you…for most of us can see the parallel.   

Video:   One little kitten made a very bad decision that put him in an extremely tight spot…in a suspension spring under  a truck!  Of course, this kitten did not know consequences of its decision to climb in where no cat should go!   Nevertheless, he traveled about 50 miles at about 80 miles per with no other option but to go along for the ride.   The driver, noticing a ball of fur and a faint “meow” when he stopped the truck, decided to spring into action….a great decision for the little kitten!

(Ahead of time, however, I will apologize for anything said in this video in the Russian language that you may understand…and I do not.  The men working on this rescue may have said some pretty “interesting” things (considering the laughter) …but the fact is certain that they also were determined to give a second chance to the tiny one being rescued.)

“Thanks, Gentlemen.  You are truly good Samaritans…even if you may be anything other than gentlemen.”

(If you don’t have time to watch the entire procedure,  push over toward the end…to see the best part!)

2 responses

  1. Thanks, Larry. I am now writing another blog on the situation at DCU. If you want to send me anything to add, please do so.

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    July 11, 2014 at 22:41

  2. Your thoughts today on our decisions and choices being our responsibility no matter what the circumstances rings very true. So many people have a victim mentality, forgetting that they have a choice about how to respond to their circumstances. Some are angry and curse God, but others seek God’s help to go through each difficulty. And what a difference between the choices made. Thanks for writing.

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    July 11, 2014 at 22:33