Four years ago in London, a 22-year old man who was attempting to set the Guinness world record for spinning in circles suddenly collapsed and died. The idiom “spinning in circles” or “going around in circles” means to keep going over the same ground without getting anywhere. In other words, no progress, no life.
Of course there is a personal parallel here. When life events seem beyond our control, and
we are not getting anywhere, we have two choices. We can surrender to God’s sovereignty: “my
life and times are in your hands”—(Ps. 31:5).
Or we can attempt in our own effort to make things happen the way we
want. But when we try to take control,
we may find, in the end, we are getting nowhere.
So what do we do when we get this feeling that we are
spinning in circles? Stop moving! Slow down!
Wait! Waiting on God is the remedy
for that awful feeling. He promises to
lead us in a straight path (Prov. 3:6, Jer. 31:9). Or, in other words,
whenever you get that feeling you are spinning in circles, you should get
off your feet and get on your knees.