Tuesday, August 3, 2010

According to Dr. Seuss.....

Dr Suess once said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
Too often we’d like to think that others are responsible for where we’re going (or so we tell ourselves), especially when we end up somewhere we didn’t mean to go.

I remember several years ago when my family (all eight of us) jumped into a motor home and traveled from Mississippi to Michigan. I did not have very much experience driving these rather large vehicles but dad needed help and I was close by. Around 2am one morning we were making our way through Louisville, KY, (THE CAPITAL OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION) where, without warning, I nearly squeezed the steering wheel completely off the steering column. Out of nowhere, large concrete barriers appeared on either side of the motor home giving me about a ½ inch on either side. Dad was sitting in the passenger’s seat and he could just see his new motor home getting a nice new paint job on both sides. Fortunately, my awesomeness came to the rescue and the motor home came out on the other side unscathed. J

Matthew 7:14 says Jesus Christ offers ’life, and that life more abundantly.’  However, “strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE….few there be that find it.” (KJV)

I have found in life there are these unexpected moments of decision that sometimes show up out of nowhere. One minute we are flowing along with the crowd and the next we are faced with a situation that forces us to decide, do I press through – or do I turn around and just follow the road that’s easier to travel?

It’s not easy but there are times when you have to say:
“Excuse me. I’ve got to step through.”
“Pardon me, I’ve got to climb over.”                                                                                                 
          Why? Because I’m on a passionate pursuit toward ‘life.’

If you are on that journey, prepare yourself for the road to narrow. Friends may fall away. Few will go with you. And most won’t understand. But remember the words of Dr. Suess – “You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

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