Fresh Hope – 24th June 2019

I was getting frustrated as the queue of traffic seemed to be taking forever to get moving. Into the bargain I also noticed that several cars kept overtaking me. I was getting more and more annoyed that some people couldn’t even have the decency to wait like every other law abiding citizen. Then, as I took a closer look at the car in front to try and establish what the hold up was, I realised that there was no driver, or anyone for that matter, sitting in the car. It was at that point that the penny dropped…I was actually sitting behind a row of parked cars —I was going nowhere fast!

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself the all important question about who you are following in life? The answer will ultimately reveal where you will end up, or as in my case, where you will park.

Take a quick glance at what’s going on around you as you start out this brand new day. Who’s overtaking you? Why are you standing still?

Could it be that you thought that you were waiting for something to happen when all along you have inadvertently parked your life and are actually going nowhere? If that’s the case, you are going to have to do what I did when I realised that I’d made a wrong judgment.

I admitted to myself that I’d made a mistake.

I reversed out of the queue.

I got back into the right lane.

I got to my destination.

Is it possible that you have parked your life up alongside any of the following…

Your failure.

Your anger.

Your bitterness

Your shame.

Your pride.

Your unforgiveness.

Your doubts.

Your selfishness.

You’ll never move far whilst being parked up, no matter how much you want to believe that you are just in slow moving traffic. If you really want to make progress today you need to be honest about where you are and change lane as quick as possible.

It’s amazing how quickly you’ll get to where you want to be if you’ll just get on the right road that leads you there.

Hebrews 12:1-3 ‘…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart’.

Pastor Mark

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