The obstacles we encounter
“Why do they have those slow-down bumps?” our son Monte asked when he was five.
His word for it may be more descriptive than “speed bumps.”
Life is full of slow-down bumps: financial reverses, major surgery, an accident, a deferred promotion, a job loss, etc.
Can any good come from life’s disappointing delays? Definitely (Romans 8:28).
The perspective we gain
These interruptions remind us of our limitations, that we’re not in complete control of our lives (James 4:13-16).
And when compelled to slow our hectic pace, we then have time to think—and change (Luke 15:11-24).
We have a choice. Either we can go joltingly over life’s slow-down bumps with teeth-rattling defiance, or we can accept them for what they are—and go gently over.
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