Week of March 3-7, 2003
It was a
beautiful spring Sunday morning, as my family and
I journeyed to our weekly Sunday School. Five
minutes into the ride, my husband brings the car
to an unexpected halt. Startlingly, I look up
from reading, and much to my surprise, I see a
house sitting in the middle of the street. Yes, a
house in the middle of a two-lane street,
blocking traffic both ways. Apparently, this
house had been taken from it's foundation and was
there looking, as automobile after automobile
turned back around to go back in the opposite
direction. Minutes passed, and my initial thought
was, We should have turned around
immediately and taken an alternate route to
surpass the house at the light. But still,
inch, the house was moved and minute by minute
time moved. As we sat watching and waiting, I
impatiently thought of ways to get around this
house. But there was no way -- at least by car.
Anxiously, I sat wondering what to do. Wondering,
if we should chance it, by turning around, taking
the alternate route, and beating the house to the
light. Wondering if we should just wait to see if
the movers would pick up speed and move the house
at a greater pace. Inch by inch -- minute by
minute -- getting nowhere fast.
that time was moving on, but we were not; a
decision had to be made. We could either sit,
watch, and wait, or we could find another way.
The decision -- we had to find another way.
This is it, I said, let's turn
around and go the alternate route. With
mutual agreement, my husband turned the car
around and our journey began again . I wondered
if we had made the right decision. I wondered if
we should have sat and waited. I wondered if we
would actually intercept the house by beating it
to the light.
approaching the light, we noticed an officer
directing traffic. My immediate thought was that
the movers had beat us to the punch, but seeing
him motion us to continue moving, rejoicing I
shouted Yes, we made it! We had
indeed made the right decision by choosing an
alternate route. Happily, we continued our
journey as the house became a thing of our
distant past, literally.
have sat and waited, allowing the house, as an
obstacle, to defer our journey -- but in the
moment of decision, we analyzed the situation,
realized that things were not going as we liked
-- and did something about it.
moment of decision today, what is the obstacle
that stands in the way of your journey? You can
allow that obstacle, that thing, that person to
block your purpose, to block your road to your
journey of fulfillment -- or you can do something
about it. Will you impatiently and anxiously
continue to sit and wait to see what happens, or
will you make the choice to do something to
better your situation. What decision will you
make today and what actions must you take?
This is it! I will analyze my situation, make
the plans to make it better, and began to move in
the right direction NOW!!
Copyright © 2003 by Audrina Jones
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Think About It!!
"Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which
road do I take?' she asked. 'Where do you want to
go?', responded the Cheshire cat. 'I don't know.'
Alice answered. 'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't
matter.' -- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
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