A turn too soon
Everyday doing the school run, we take a particular turn to join the main road, but on this particular day, there was a big truck that seemed to be in our way.
Being good parents😬 we made the decision to take a turn earlier than we would normally, you see we thought waiting for 2 mins could delay our journey and unfamiliar turn could probably take us there quicker.
Well if you haven’t guessed already, our journey became longer due to a 2 minute wait we tried to avoid. In fact we eventually had to turn around and get back to the first point of intersection which was clear at this point.
This made me wonder how many times in life l have taken one turn too soon? You see sometimes the only way to advance is to tackle your obstacle head on, if I had waited for a couple of mins, that truck would have moved. When we try to go around our challenges, it is most likely we will repeat that stage of our life in one way or the other.
I also wondered how many times I have made a decision too soon, if I have quit a race just seconds too soon or pushed for a stage too soon?
As part of the season of discipline, we here at inside out have decided to firstly seek wisdom and clarity about which way to go, secondly we need the patience and the discipline to go through the challenges that come our way so help us God. Thirdly if we do take a turn just a tad early, to have the grace and the humility to turn back .
When we insist on carrying on when we take the wrong turn, We might just elongate our journey time or end up at the place of no through road in which case we will have to turn back to square one.
Whatever journey you are on, we want to encourage you not to quit too soon or take some major turns sooner than you are ready.
For your consideration