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Choose Your Own Adventure: Lock and Key

Let’s look at life creatively, let’s pretend, like we are kids again.

We are all designed like an enormous lock. All grumpy and closed up, no purpose, sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Until the day our key is found. You are that lock, here is your story:

You tried so many keys and they didn’t work, so you tried everything else you could to unlock your purpose. Nothing has worked so far, but you still search, you can’t stop searching. There must be a key was designed for you. You think there are many keys, there can’t be just one. That is unfair and not an educated answer. You have paid enormous time and money to learn that all locks have many keys and acceptance of all keys is progressive and the ultimate achievement.

You actually find other things through life that achieve success. You were a paperweight for a bit. You worked hard, nothing could blow those papers away. Plus, it paid great. You found a new and cutting edge way to use the locked hook you have on your top to open bottles. No one had discovered that and you became famous. But, at the end of the day, you’re still a lock. Everyone else is a lock too. 

Some locks you know have found their keys. You’re mad at them cause they tell you about their key but it’s too simple. You won’t listen. You’re so smart, way smarter than them. Too smart for your own good. You have enormous amounts of debt from so much education. You are angry at the world of unlocked keys because their key is annoyingly – way too simple. The key must be success, money and self-achievement.

The only problem is that every time you try a key that doesn’t work, chains and weight are added to your locked hook. You become weighted down by so many keys that are wrong. You struggle with the weight of your chains.

One day you fall in love. You find a beautiful key. That key was designed bullet-proof. That key was drop dead gorgeous. Shockingly so. You both fall in love and get married, but that key was distracted. You found out another lock hooked your key for a night. The news is devastating. 

You find out that the key you married was just a lock, dressed up like a key. The lock used lies and corruption to make you think it was a key. Your whole world is just a bunch of expensive, dressed up locks. More chains start piling on your hook. You feel so heavy. You fall over.

Dust has been collecting again. You have no purpose. Your past has amounted to nothing. You had a taste of happiness, but that happiness was flawed and left you scarred. You realized that what you assumed was a great key, never really fit at all, it left you with scars. The weight of the chains has become too heavy. You search for something to numb the pain, anything.

One day, an old friend comes by, that friend has your key. You remember that he told you about it years ago. Now the key is glowing. It didn’t glow before. In your broken state, you have forgotten education, success, money, fame. You are just a broken lock. 

Your friend explains how the key works. You just receive it. All the hard work was done for you. You don’t pay for your key. The key is free. There is nothing you can do or overcome…it is the most special gift you could ever receive. It was designed by your Creator. Only He knows what key is yours. He made it for you. 

I was created? You ask. “You mean, I didn’t just pop into existence randomly? I thought all locks were just made from a big noise one day and then they just kept making noises and we all were here.”

“No, you were created.” Your friend replies. “The Great Designer created everything. He created all locks unique. Not one lock is the same. We all have keys that were designed for us too. Nothing can open your purpose but your key. You are living right now without your purpose. You have been locked up, blind and deaf. You are searching for your key, but you refuse to accept that you need it.” 

Your friend offers help. “If you would like it I can help you. I can give it to you. I cannot force you to use it. You must choose to accept your key and you must accept that you are unique and loved by your Creator. That is the only way you will ever be complete.”

Now For the story’s intermission: Remember choose your adventure? Here is the choice. There are two outcomes to this story: Which do you choose?

  1. Fallen, no joy, no hope, no love. You lay there and ignore your friend. You choose your current state and deny anything about your key at all. You know about your key and did not receive it.

or

2. Fallen, no joy, no hope, no love. You accepted your friend’s offer. After reading the instruction manual with your friend, and understanding why you were made and how you were made, and the history of your Creator, you begin to feel a change inside. The friend explains how the key works and holds the key out to you. You look at the key and take it. It is heavy, yet light as a feather at the same time. You close your eyes. You are a bit scared because every other key was so wrong. They all left scars.  

The key is perfect. The second you accept your key you become unlocked. Your heavy chains are gone. Everything inside you changes. You feel whole, tears pour down your face and you open your eyes.  

What happens next is only for you to know. You are uniquely designed with your own key. Your purpose is your own. You and the Designer have your own story to write. You now belong to Him and like a wise Father, He is guiding you and revealing your purpose.  

The overwhelming peace and joy are universal, however. You now hold keys for others, and share purpose for the rest of your life. You now understand, and are no longer blind or deaf. You see light and love and all you want is for other locks to find their key. Nothing compares to this new life, fully unlocked.

Which adventure do YOU choose? The best part about choose your own adventure is that YOU get to decide. YOU get to decide your outcome. That’s real life, not fiction. YOU get to choose. God gave us that since time began. Choice. What do you choose friend? 

I have your key. I want to share it with you.

What. Do. You. Choose.

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