Bumps In The Road – Uh, Oh! Traffic
By Rena Beadle
Houston traffic can look or feel like a maze full of mice running
around in 20 different directions.
The road is clear when SUDDENLY
cars are backed up for miles!
No one seems to know why there's a traffic jam because the cause of the delay
is too far away from one's eye.
Cars come to a complete stop. However, activity INSIDE the
cars has not. We impatiently look at our watches, the baby starts crying, and our minds start racing for
an alternative route. “Daddy, when are we going to get there?” or “Honey, why didn’t you take the route I TOLD
you to take?” ring in the air.
Suddenly the one driving is
responsible for the traffic jam and all of its complications to the passengers in your
you listen to the complaints and ADVICE of those in your car (or on your team) you become strangely aware
that YOU are the leader of this journey.
The passengers are looking to you for guidance and
direction. When you accept and set out on the mission God has given you, the same followers who praise
you when everything goes well, will sometimes BLAME you for the negative.
Traffic Jams = CONFUSION
Mary and Martha sat at Jesus’
feet, had learned his ways and seen His many miracles. However, when their beloved
brother, LAZARUS died, it was FOUR days before Jesus arrived on the scene. In John 11, upon Jesus’
arrival, Mary exclaims, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother Lazarus would not have
died.” What? She was scolding Jesus? Why? Because He didn’t come when
she THOUGHT He should. “Honey, if we would have left earlier, we could have avoided this traffic
jam!” SOUND FAMILIAR?
WHY DO WE QUESTION GOD’S TIMING IN SAVING US DURING OUR TIME OF
CONFUSION = The state of being confused
defines Confuse as ‘to mislead or bewilder; to jumble or
Opposite of Confusion is
CLARITY. According to Webster's Dictionary, Clarity is, ‘the state or QUALITY of being CLEAR.' Webster defines the
as ‘Free from precipitation and clouds; able to hear, see, or think easily;
free from doubt or confusion.’
As Mary spoke to Jesus, in verse
22, she said, “But even now (in the midst of my confusion) I KNOW that what You ask of God, God will give
You.” At that
statement, Jesus replied, “Your brother will rise.” HOW did she change from blame,
worry or confusion to
clarity and surrender?
SHE SAW JESUS
As Mary gazed upon His face, the fog cleared and she saw the
Verse 25-26 says, 'Jesus then
replied, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though
he may die, he shall LIVE. And whoever (you and me!) LIVES and believes in Me shall never die. ..” He then asked Mary, “Do you
TODAY, JESUS IS ASKING YOU THE SAME QUESTION
I hope you believe, because He is and always will be who He said
He is and when you let Him drive your car you will be less tempted to blame Him for any traffic jams in your
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