Sunday, June 30, 2019

Does life keep giving you more "bad" than "good"?

Does life keep giving you more "bad" than "good"? If so, we cannot always blame it on Satan or on others. Sometimes we need to step back and ask ourselves if WE aren't our own worst enemies.

Take a look at this little parable:

A guy comes to a "fork" in the road. He looks to the left and sees a lot of bumps and potholes. He looks to the right and the road looks a lot newer and better, so he takes that one. He walks for a long time with no problems, then all of a sudden, he falls into a huge pothole - one so big, it takes him days to climb out.

So, he goes back to the fork in the road, looks to the left and the right. The left has all those potholes and the right is still smooth, so he figures, now since he knows where that big pothole is, he will just walk around it, and so he takes that "right" road again.

When he gets to the pothole, he walks around it, but didn't realize there was another, even bigger one on the other side, and he falls into that one, which again takes him days to climb out of.

Once he does, he goes back to the fork, but rather than to try to see where that other road leads, he once again decides to take the smoother-looking road...because now he knows where those two potholes are, and he'll just be extra careful this time....

Are you getting the meaning? Sometimes - especially when we notice that our life seems to be at a stand-still and we're "going nowhere fast - we have to realize that "our way is not necessarily God's way!

Sometimes, we must choose to take the more difficult and complicated road, constantly seeking the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) and praying for divine guidance. ADONAI will NEVER lead us down the wrong path, even though it may well seem like it at the time.

In other words, don't be afraid to travel on that rocky road, because those lumps and bumps can serve as "teaching moments" to help you learn and grow.

1 comment:

  1. Good teaching. Has me contemplating now today, as well as my tomorrows where/what my heavenly Father wants. I will need to seek Him in prayerfully as well as scripture for wisdom, guidance & discernment, and trust, leaving my worries and concerns in His loving hands.

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