While we were kayaking, my son started eating a snack. While he was distracted with that, his kayak ran straight into the only huge rock sticking out in this section of the wide, clear river. We’d even tried to yell and warn him, but he was so distracted that he couldn’t hear us.
Sometimes we get distracted. In life, we eat, clean the house, work, invest in relationships, drive places, pay bills, etc. And while we’re distracted with those things, sometimes we run into the 1st big obstacle that sticks out.
People might even warn us. But there we are. Stuck on a rock.
We can stay there, stuck and unable to move forward. We can let it be the place where we take up residence. Or we can do like my son did and break free.
He knew how to safely get his boat off the rock. It took a bit of patience and effort, but to him it was worth it.
If we’ve found ourselves stuck on some obstacle in life, it might be time to break free.
We may be able to just wiggle a tiny bit and quickly break away. Small changes. A new attitude. A decision to simply move on.
Or we may find that it takes a bit more patience and effort to move on. But, it will be worth it!
Distractions and obstacles are all it takes to keep us from remembering that God showed how much He loved us by having Christ die for us, that faith in Him causes God to accept us, and that Christ’s death has allows us to live in peace with God.
We are loved. So we can get off the rock. Those around us are loved, too. They need to know it.
“Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.” Ph. 4:8
(not an actual picture of my son) 😉