I have to say right off the bat…I found this image on Instagram.
So I did not come up with this saying, or say it myself. But… it really made me think. I found myself asking questions about what I’m doing in my life and how I handle situations that arise.
You see we don’t think about it very often…let’s be honest, we hardly ask ourselves these questions:
How am I thriving?
Do people see Jesus in what I say or do?
Am I taking the easy way through life?
Do I allow God to work molding me into the masterpiece He’s designed?
Am I working at living a made up perfect life?
Too often do I get into this routine of doing what Kelsea wants to do…or coming up with my own way of “handling” or “taking care” of situations. I forget that sometimes we just need to stop trying to handle these things or trying to know what the next step is. Instead we need to turn towards God. Why is this so hard to make apart of a daily routine? Why do we get so busy in our life with work, family, and personal needs instead of accepting the fact that we can not do it by ourself? Or that our way is not always the right way?
This whole statement about rather living a bumpy ride to heaven then a smooth ride to hell…I mean come on. Who would disagree with that?? But even then, it’s so much easier to say this statement rather then live it out. So when life brings the rain pours, the giant mountains we have to climb, an unexpected turn in the wrong direction, take it with a smile on your face because God is working in your life. He is either going to work on making you stronger because of the things you are dealing with or He can be teaching us a lesson we might have to learn the hard way.
Either way life is going to get messy. We live in a sad world with hurt and pain. Life also will be amazing and leave you speechless at times. We’re all going to end up somewhere and I am going to work at taking these bumpy moments in life and work at getting to that other side because God is with me. He won’t let me get pulled down. I won’t take the smooth ride. No, I’m going at this life God’s put before me to work harder then I’ve ever worked at getting His name famous and working at living a life of pleasing Him.
So what about you? Are you going to live a bumpy ride or are you going to give up and take the smooth way?