Number 4: It’s going to get ugly before it turns pretty.
And this applies to gardens, craft projects, and some babies (but don’t tell their mothers I said that :0).
There is something disconcerting about driving in the pitch black with large concrete barriers on either side of you…especially when you can’t see the road more than 100 yards ahead of you. It actually feels a lot like life at times.
Number 3: Life may feel like a construction zone but God never builds bridges that go nowhere.
Number 2: Jesus’ death on the cross completely covers all our sins past, present, and future (Hebrews 9:12-14). So, penance is not a Biblical concept...but if it were...driving through construction zones would serve well for road rage, line jumpers, and other impatient people.
I was driving home from work, in the dark, after a swing shift. It was late, I was tired. I got to one of construction zones (which seem to be ubiquitous in my area) and realized vaguely they had changed the traffic pattern. Thank goodness my lane just went straight, I thought, doubting whether my fatigued brain could have handled anything more complicated.
The next morning on my opposite commute, I had to snicker because someone else’s fatigued brain had not been able to handle the complication either and they had plowed over the temporary “stay right sign”.
Hence, a few tips from road construction…
Number 1: Change is inevitable so you better be paying attention.
10 Useless Skills on Earth and in Heaven
Working in the ED will make you goofy.
Seeing three people in the same shift with various broken appendages due to ladders – and you begin to wonder if you should get rid of all of yours…
And after caring for a litany of individuals who injured themselves doing dishes – you consider switching to all paper or plastic.
But sewing up multiple people (in the same day!) who cut themselves after a metal broom handle broke while sweeping will make you seriously weigh whether you should rush out and buy a metal handled broom. (Because the odds of having a safe broom encounter have to be in your favor!)
I know I asked for courage but can You take it back? It’s getting pretty dangerous out here -- people are starting to look. And while You are at it, the growth thing I wanted is really stretching me, it kinda hurts, and well, I don't like it.
Oh, and -- could I get a little less help being humble? It’s wounding my pride.
But I do thank you, God, for teaching me patience. And now that You have, do You think You could hurry it up a little?
Same author with some fun, quirky thoughts to make you smile!