There is alot of wisdom in nature when we learn to pay attention to the behavior patterns of different animals. Have you ever noticed how different animals act before a change in the weather comes upon them? For instance deer tend to eat before a storm and bears tend to prepare for winter hibernation as migratory birds tend to change their location.
Humans are the only ones that tend to neglect the signs of the season that is to come. We tend to think that we can avoid the inevitable because we are so naive to the Truth. Jesus warns us of this in the end times and He teaches us to always be alert. Are you alert to the signs that are before us or is your lamp out of oil? It is very hard to see in the darkness of this fallen world without the lamp of God showing us the Way.
If your life seems dark or it seems to be traveling in circles learn to let go of yourself and seek God for the direction that you need. So many times we come up short because we lean on others to fill our lamps with oil because we neglect how to keep them full ourselves….amen