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On the Road to Forever
June 20, 2012 | 1,973 views | Post a comment

I think I’ve come to another one of those crossroads in life when one steps back to examine what is being accomplished in their life. I’m not distressed, discouraged, or upset about my life at this point, it’s just that there are about a thousand more things I’d like to be doing along with the thousand other things I’m already doing.

So what is a person supposed to turn loose of and what does one add to their life without disappointing others? Well, don’t feel sorry for me because I’ve learned that lesson well. I’ve learned that when one pushes and bends life in their desired way, life has a tendency to fight back. The more one pushes to make things happen, the more life pushes back and incompleteness or total failure sets you back on your heels.

Things happen in life that get completely ignored and are not taken advantage of because we deem them as irrelevant, when in reality they could become a life- changing experience, if only we would allow it. There is an ebb and flow of life that my faith and trust in God has allowed me to see and enjoy for many years now. I continue to learn that life’s great accomplishments can and do change lives, but it’s the little things in life that make life enjoyable. Worry, fussing and fighting, and feuding are the things that make life hard. I look for the wisdom of God as He works in my life, bringing me ever closer to Him.

A Chinese proverb says: A farmer had one horse and one son. One day the horse broke out of the corral and fled to the hills. The neighbors said to him, “Your horse got out. That’s too bad.” The Chinese gentleman asked, “How do you know it’s bad?” The next night the horse returned to his familiar corral for his usual feeding and watering, leading twelve wild horses. The farmer’s son saw the thirteen horses in the corral, slipped outside, and shut the gate. The neighbors said, “Oh, you have thirteen horses. That’s good.” The Chinese farmer replied, “How do you know it’s good?”

A few days later, the farmer’s young son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. The neighbors said, “Your son has a broken leg. That’s too bad.” Again, the farmer said, “How do you know it’s bad?” Not too long after that, a Chinese warlord came through the countryside and took every able-bodied young man off to war, never to return again. The farmer’s son was left behind because of his broken leg.

[Proverbs 3:5-6] “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Likewise, Paul states in Romans 8:28, “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.”

Think about it and you will discover that God is constantly calling out to every living soul. Like the Chinese farmer told his neighbors, we can’t always see how things that appear to be bad can be used for good purposes. But the Lord’s promise is that He will bring good out of the bad experiences of life if we will trust Him to do so.

Some have the mistaken idea that when God stopped working miracles, as He did in the Bible, that He stopped working. God has not stopped working in the lives of mankind. We don’t have to understand the mechanics of how the Lord works to know it’s true.

As Christians we don’t live by explanations, we live by promises. If you are a Christian who loves and trusts God, you can take it to the bank; He will take care of you. If you have found yourself at a crossroad in life, let go and let God have a chance.

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. His email is twbonham@felpsis.net. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 
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