Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rough Road Ahead

I was driving down a familiar road, minding my own business when I came across a sign like this:

My body tightened up. I frantically looked for ways to escape but it was too late. I had to drive down the rough, bumpy road. If I’d had known, I would have taken a detour. I wouldn’t have bumped and banged my car along the road under repair. I would have gone around it, even if it took a little longer.

Do you think that’s why God doesn’t post Rough Road signs? Our bodies would tighten up with apprehension of what lies ahead. We would frantically look for ways to escape. We may even choose a detour taking us far out of our way just to avoid a little discomfort.

That’s what I would do, would you? I have a tendency to choose the path of least resistance. But sometimes that’s not where God wants me to go. In fact He uses the rough road to wear down some of my sharp edges. Sometimes a little road construction is exactly what I need!

We may ask God to give us direction on big neon signs or with bright flashing lights, but the truth of the matter is we need only follow the path that lies ahead. It can twist and turn, be smooth or rough, but it will always lead us to where He wants us to go. Are you ready for the journey?

Be blessed,


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28


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