The “Merry-go-round is one of the most exciting pieces of playground equipment. It was such a thrill to be pushed around and around, but the key was to hold on tight for safety. If you were the one pushing, you had an opportunity to jump on with a good momentum. Not only was it fun and games, but it also has health benefits such as increase core strength, stability, strengthens muscles and enhances coordination. Today, you may not be on a literal “Merry-go-round”, but your life may reflect its movement. Symbolically, the “Merry-go-round” represents cycles. Have you ever heard of the saying, “you are going around the bush”. That saying simply means that one is avoiding what is actually going on. Are you avoiding your mental, physical, or spiritual health? Avoidance can create more problems. labeled as cycles. Today, “can you identify cycles in your life?” I don’t want you to look at the lives of others at this moment. What about you? Have you been avoiding certain situations, allowing the pressures to consume your mind and time? Johnathan McReynolds has a song titled “Cycles”, in which he addresses such issues, cycles. Here are some of the lyrics: Didn’t I conquer this last year? Tell me what I missed cause I fear-that it’s coming back up again. The song also shares the battle of encountering cycles, he says- See, I’m not going in cycles, I refuse it, cycles. Negative cycles are meant to be broken, but remember you have to address them, or they will remain, cycles. Deuteronomy 2:2,3: says, “Then the LORD said to me, You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.

Questions to ponder:

  1. Are you wandering in the wilderness of your mind or heart?
  2. Are your steps revolving or resolving?
  3. Does your spirit need to be refreshed?
  4. What are you willing to do today to break cycles in your life?
  5. Are you willing to work toward a better YOU?