Matthew 7:7 English Standard Version Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Let’s visit for some and revisit for others the classic movie “ The Wizard of Oz.” As a child, that was one of my favorite t.v. movies to watch. All of the children in the neighborhood would remind one another “Sunday night, the Wizard of Oz” will be on television. Usually, children would be outside playing marbles, riding bicycles, jumping rope: but on a good movie night , the neighborhood is quiet. Most of the people would be inside watching the movie. The character Dorothy is a young girl from Kansas who becomes separated from her aunt and uncle when a tornado hit their farm. Dorothy and her dog Toto awakens in a magical land called “Oz.”
She become aware that she must get back home to her family. She encounters a good witch who instructs her to follow the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard, who can get her back home. While walking the road Dorothy undergo a lifetime of lessons and experiences. She see a Scarecrow on her journey who says he need a brain. Dorothy invites him to tell it to the Wizard. As the three of them travel, they run into a Tin Man. He expresses his desire to have a heart. Dorothy invites him to join with them and just maybe the Wizard can give him a heart. They began to travel the road and arrive deep into the forest and encounter a cowardly Lion . After hearing the others stories, the Lion ask if he can come along and ask the Wizard for courage. As Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, began to embark upon the inadequacies they feel are lacking in them, therefore seeking, they are met with numerous obstacles.
What’s your request in life? Are you similar to Dorothy or the other characters? Have you gotten off course and became separated from your comfort zone and desperately trying to find your way back home? Home could be family, friends, a relationship, a spiritual awakening, an apology, employment, addictions, optimal health and wellness, etc. Often times we take things for granted, until we are removed from the things we really need and desire. What things have you allowed to separate you from home? What about a senseless argument with your love one, and neither of you want to apologize, later realizing, you love each other and need to find a way back home. Some times, its the small things that separate us from being our best and living our best. What course or pathway are you taking to follow your yellow brick road? There will be obstacles along the pathway : Dorothy and her team encountered poppy fields, apple orchards, witches, haunted forest and winged monkeys. At any given event she could have given up on finding her way back home. She didn’t and neither did the others, with each obstacle they believed in getting what they sought . When the path wasn’t clear she believed in the words of the good witch, stay the course and you’ll meet the Wizard. They believed in the Wizard who could get them the desires of their heart. What do you believe in? Do you believe in ….your spouse, your children, the doctor, miracles, organic foods, a friend and God. I highly encourage you to examine your belief system. Is it fail proof? Allow me to tell you, just breathe. Take a deep breath . Matthew 21:22 ‘If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask in prayer’. I believe in God. (Creer en Dios) -Spanish Whatever your language God knows your situation. I encourage you to believe in God again. As you encounter life and the struggles and blessings you will face, believe in…… God, again and again and again. Watch all the endless possibilities unfold.
With the obstacles Dorothy and her team encountered , she finally met the Wizard. When she told him her desire to go back home, he gave her instructions to bring back the witches broomstick : knowing that it would only be surrendered upon the death of the witch. What are you asking for in life and who are you seeking to grant that desire? What’s being asked of you in exchange? Is it your health, peace of mind, morality, murder,dishonesty? The witches broomstick was brought back to the Wizard only discovering he’s a phony. Dorothy thought him to be some type of super human super power now realizing he’s and old man who admits he’s a humbug. He gave the Scarecrow a diploma, the Tin Man a ticking heart shaped clock, and the Cowardly Lion a medal . Making them aware that all the obstacles they encountered and always figuring out a successful path to keep moving forward and beyond the poppy fields, apple orchard, witches, haunted forest, and winged monkeys, they arrived to the end of their barriers. All those things they initially felt was missing in their life was realized that they had what they wanted all along, they just didn’t realize it . Are you asking and seeking something that you haven’t realized yet?. You are enough because you are everything that you need , you’re smart, intelligent, beautiful, handsome, articulate, important, worthy to be here, and that you deserve your seat at the table. Have you realized -God make no mistakes , you are fearfully and wonderfully made . “There’s no place like home …” there’s no place like home “. Creer en Dios, y tener confianza en uno. Welcome Home. Believe in ……..(your God created abilities) …….again.
Previous articles are available for your reading enjoyment:
I’ll say it…til you believe it
From the Ground up
Welcome to 2018
In the Beginning
From the Ground up, Building Strength
Grab ‘em by the Pomegranate
What’s for lunch