The Mouse Trap
Riding back to the airport in Denver, Colorado it was pointed out that the intersection ahead was nicknamed “the mousetrap”. It got its name because if you don’t know where you are going and which exit to take off you will travel around in circles “stuck” in the loops.
As I thought about that name and life I began thinking a lot of us are in the mousetrap of our own minds. Thinking we are not good enough, not smart enough, don’t deserve to chase our dreams, and we are stuck with our lives.
God never meant for that to be your narrative for this life. It goes way back to Adam and Eve and the garden and the enemy. The enemy is the father of all lies but as it says in Genesis he is crafty. You see, he sprinkles truth with the lies to give you the “fake news” to make it seem real enough to fool us.
As we go back to the garden in Genesis chapter 2 and 3 and when you read through the whole story, once they ate of the forbidden fruit they saw they were naked. God’s question after they ate of the fruit and they said they were hiding and afraid because they saw they were naked, he asked “Who told you that you were naked?”
You can take this a number of ways but the way I see it, God is basically saying who told you that you can’t, you shouldn’t, you aren’t good enough? The enemy put those lies in your head. God wants us to live a greater life through him. Jesus died for all of us. He didn’t die for us to just “make it” and for us to travel through this life being average. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. God is in us. The enemy is of the world.