Happy Monday and day eight of the “10 Day Writing Challenge” sponsored by Kate Motaung at Five Minute Friday.
Today’s word is Street.
I feel like when I am doing something God has called me to do…things should just flow. There is a an underlying expectation to live at the corner of healthy and happy (just like Walgreens).
Walgreens may say it is the corner of healthy and happy but we traveled to Charleston, South Carolina with our RV last year and stayed at the Mount Pleasant Charleston, KOA Campground. That place gives the drugstore chain some major competition on healthy and happy. It is a stone’s throw away from Isle of Palms Beach. We loved it there. It was beautiful and peaceful.
The picture above gives a great illustration of how we think things should go. We assume, if God is in it, everyday travel be on “Easy Street”.
Delays caused by “life traffic”, pot holes of disappointment, and unforeseen detours leave us feeling as if we have been bamboozled.
We prayed and we truly believe we heard from God. So, why is it so difficult?
If we don’t remind ourselves the presence of difficulties does not mean the absence of God, we get desperate.
In times of desperation, we either give up or attempt to zip-line over to easy street with what Lysa Terkerust calls “solutions of our own making”.
The grimace on my face while zip lining is just how we end up looking when we attempt to escape the path before us.
Abram and Sarai received a promise from God to have a son but many years passed without a revelation of the promise.
Sarai zip-lined over God’s path towards “easy street” out of desperation and fear she would never conceive.
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Genesis 16:1-2
If we are honest, we will admit…we have all tried some crazy tactics when things don’t look like they are going to work out.
Easy street is a dead end but it isn’t THE end.
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