One for the Road – “Obstacle Courses”

Obstacle courses.  They’re designed to slow you down…and test your patience.

 

Life is like that.  Try as you might…life is filled with hindrances – uncertainties – and disappointments.

 

It’s nothing new.  Moses faced food and water shortages.  Daniel fought lions and angry magistrates.  Paul faced stones and shipwreck.

 

That’s life…then and now.

 

So…you can dream of a life of tranquility…perfect health — plenty of money — trustworthy friends — obedient children.

 

But…just when you think you’re about there – the bottom drops out.

 

Why is life like this?  Of course…sin is the reason.  But…God wants to use all the obstacles to cultivate trust.

 

So…buckle your belt.  Serve God.  Pray a lot.  Trust always.

 

And…keep your eyes on eternity.

 – Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | rldress@aol.com 

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