Thursday, August 18, 2011

No U-Turns!

There are times when U-turns are convenient. When we've passed the driveway to the grocery store by mistake, when we're searching for the new doctor's office attempting not to be late for our appointment, or when we're met with unexpected traffic that stands between us and work. It is in moments like these that we find ourselves making U-turns.

In some states U-turns are considered to be legal in which designated lanes are designed specifically for drivers who are in need of making a U-turn. However, in other states U-turns are illegal and if committed by drivers they receive a ticket and a fine.

For the purpose of this blog I'm not so much concerned with the legality of making U-Turns as much as I am concerned with the potential damage they can cause. One of the primary reasons that U-turns are illegal in portions of the United States is because making such a turn, if not careful, can cause the driver behind you to be distracted by the sudden shift of your vehicle.

Much like the U-turning of an automobile can potentially distract and cause damage to the flow of traffic, making a U-turn in our spiritual lives can have as great of an impact. Whenever we have set out to do something great for the Kingdom of God I take the liberty of saying that there are moments in which we feel as though we have missed the destination that God wanted us to arrive at. The opposition, the trials, and the resistance that sometimes stand between us and fulfillment are enough to make us want to make a U-turn. However, as you are on this journey with God remember the words of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. who stated, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” NO U-TURNS; for your u-turn could potentially cause damage and distract those who are on the path with you. In essence, Don’t Give Up…Keep Going!

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