There is a mystery about kite-flying that has always intrigued me. When the kite string breaks for some reason, one would think that the kite, freed from all restraints, would soar higher into the skies. But it doesn’t. It starts zigzagging, flipping and diving. Finally it crashes into a tree or power line.
People react in a similar fashion. The person who claims to be utterly free, to be obligated to nothing or nobody, is not usually productive or happy. His life is usually a tale of tragedy, ending with a crash. On the other hand, the happiest and most creative people are those who keep a taut line of faith between themselves and God, allowing God to direct and support them.
If you would compare yourself to a kite, how are you flying these days?
“Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17)