We want God to take the damage away like the insurance you can take out on your vehicle tires. Drive right in, grrr grrr with an air hammer, take the damaged wheel out, pop the new one in, another grrr grrr and your good to go on a supper smooth, freshly tarred highway. What idealistic nonsense. Did Jesus not say in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” One of my friends love to say: “It’s not a joyride being a child of God.” True. But I like to add: “But I enjoy the ride”
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling 20km/h or 220km/h. YOU ARE GOING TO HIT THE SPEED HUMP. How you hit it, is up to you.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” This is one of my favorite teachings from Jesus. In just these two versus He explains the different roads we can take to everlasting life. I choose to take the narrow road. When I feel I’m traveling at 220km/h, I need to stop and re-evaluate where I am in my life and most importantly, is God in control or have I taken over the driver seat? As I see it, it may not be the easiest and comfortable road, I enjoy the scenic route He picked out for my road called life.
Maybe today it’s time to stop. To look at the speed you have taken on in your life and where you have taken over the driving. Maybe it’s time to look at the damaged caused by speed humps and time to let the Great Mechanic do the fixing. Take it slow and enjoy the ride.
Have a slow week and be blessed.