Are there dead things in your life? Do we avoid the dead things in our lives or do we entertain ourselves with them? If possible we always avoid roadkill! Think of it. You’re driving along. You spot it ahead. You access the size, shape and freshness of it. You check the oncoming traffic to see how to avoid it. If possible, you align your car to avoid it entirely. Then once you’ve cleared it you glance in the mirror to see if the car behind you had success!
We’re shocked when we see roadkill and a driver that drives right over it with no care at all to avoid it!!! In fact that scenario seldom plays out because if alt all possible, we all avoid roadkill!!!
When we spot roadkill it’s normally in our daily driving routines, at least 75% of the time. Yet we notice it and if at all possible we avoid it. Why? To keep the dead matter off our cars. And if it’s raining and you do run over roadkill you drive through puddles to help rinse off the dead matter.
What about our daily lives? Are there roadkill s there? As we move though our days are we even noticing the dead things? Do we see them and align ourselves to avoid them or are we running right through them or perhaps even to them? Is our cycle to wake up on Monday and strive to get to Hump-Day where we can feel that Friday is near? Is that all we care about, the cycle of our weeks? If you ask most people they’d say that’s common to them.
Dead things clamor for our attention daily. They’re disguised in beautiful packages that are common to man. Their stench is covered with a sweet aroma. Yet they’re dead and rotting, decay accompanies them! They’re traps waiting for their captives. And we don’t even slow down to notice them! We’re like the driver that drives right over roadkill never even slowing or swerving to miss it! Let’s at least start alerting ourselves to their presence and with God’s help we’ll avoid them.
What are the dead things in your life? Dead things do not breathe life but in fact breed death and decay. They enslave you to entangle your daily living and thinking. They need more decaying matter to thrive and look for other opportunities to find them. The cycle is a trap that eats away at you a little at a time. Why would we not attempt to avoid these things?!?! If you’ve been trapped and feel enslaved take courage freedom awaits you!
Look to Christ, the life giving one, each moment throughout your days. Pray without ceasing. Take in the Word of God. Read it. Study it. Listen to it and to good Biblical teachers. Live in a perpetual state of worshiping God, looking for his handiwork all around you. See where he’s working and join him in his work. Ask him to lead you and guide you. Renew your mind and live Romans 12:1-2 and Proverbs 3:5-6. Take a step at a time, a day at a time. Make good decisions, one at a time. Before you know it the dead things will fall away. Decaying matter thrives on dead things. God is life. God is good. Anything good comes from him. Care for the good in your life, being infused with the life giver, God himself. Read the book of John, many times!
Today, live in the happy feelings that accompany Hump-Day. Be happy that Friday feelings are around the corner. Yet, challenge yourself to have Friday feelings every day of your life! Live in the life giving moments! Avoid the roadkill throughout your days and weeks! You’ll be surprised how that turns everyday into a Friday kind of daily living!
Happy Hump-Day! Remember that Friday is a comin’! Most importantly, Christ is coming back too!