McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell
What do they have in common?
Fast food with barely any nutritional value.
After a long, busy day, it can be easy to get caught in the fast food trap.
Seriously, who wants to cook a meal after a day of work or energy draining activities?!
I have been in that situation numerous times. The laziness feeling creeps up on me and I find myself getting into my car driving to the nearest drive thru restaurant.
In life, it can seem like going the easier route is the best choice. Why go through hills and valleys if we think we don’t need to?
Do the easy choices in life line up with what God has for us?
We tend to just want to stay curled up in our comfort zone and hope God works inside of that zone, instead of being willing to let God use us where the comfort zone has been left behind miles ago.
If we choose to take the easy route, we are saying to God “It’s okay, I’ve got this! I’m going this way because it’s easier. I don’t want to go down Your path because it looks really scary.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
God wants us to follow Him. We don’t have to fear a path that looks really long or terrifying. He will be with us every step of the way. He will helps us through the valleys – meaning He won’t let us stay there forever. We won’t be stuck in a certain situation forever.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Usually, God’s paths aren’t the easiest. Are we brave enough to choose God’s way? Do we truly trust Him to guide us?
The Lord will give us the strength needed to make it through a long day, to have the energy to cook a meal, to make it through valleys that seem to go on for miles.
I’ve been loving this song by Sarah Reeves!
I hope you are encouraged by it!