Let Him Work, Let Him Live

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We all have had to slow down for road construction.

If you’re not in a hurry to be somewhere, it can be cool to look at all the big machines working. However, if you are in a rush, you’re probably staring down the worker who holds the golden key. You know, the one who turns the key for passage from “Stop” to “Slow.” And slow is a good description of the whole process!

Sometimes you see actual construction taking place. Other times, you see men walking around or propping up a guard rail. Meanwhile, the man with the golden key is either1) looking down the road wondering himself where his coworkers are, or 2) glaring you down, daring you to inch your car any further.

Finally, you see a glimmer of hope. The golden key keeper brings a walkie-talkie to his ear. This is it! Nope…false alarm. He must have been calling in his lunch order.

By now, you are evaluating your options.
Is there enough room to successfully make a 3-point turn without damaging the car behind you?
Is it possible to maneuver between the orange barrels (or over them) just long enough to get to the next exit?
Right when you are considering an even crazier option, you see the walkie-talkie go up again.
Wait for it, wait for it…the sign turns!

Sometimes God gives us a stop sign in our day. He brings our plans to a standstill. We get fidgety, even panicky at times. During our weak moments, we consider taking things into our own hands.

Why does the construction worker bring our cars to a halt? Work is necessary for improvements. He asks us to pause for a moment, in order to promote progress. He is protecting us, holding us still until we are safe from danger.

Hmm…makes you think, doesn’t it?

Perhaps God wants us to take a detour, a different path. Maybe He just wants us to stop for a moment and see Him at work.
Whatever the reason, it is for our benefit to trust God’s direction.

Let Him Work, Let Him Live
                (in you).