Gumball Rally

Good morning! 

As we commences a new year. A new president is on the way. I reminisce of memories of days gone by.

One of my fondest memories as a child was my mom and dad racing each other home. From places like my aunt’s and uncle’s home for dinner. I would go there with my mom. Dad would come later from work in his own vehicle. When it came time to go home, it would always be a race. Who could get home first. 🙂 Dad was by far the fastest driver of the two. But mom knew all the shortcuts. Cutting through the neighborhood was her expertise.

The race was on! 🙂

It was kind of like the old movie, The Gumball Rally. There was no prize awarded to the winner, just the glory of winning..But I always wanted to ride in the winning car.

What shortcuts are you taking in your life?  What are you missing out on by veering off the path set before you?

Look at Abraham and Sara of biblical times. Look where not being patient and taking shortcuts got them. Abraham’s wife was barren so she agreed for him to have a child with their maid. The only thing that came out of that union and childbirth was jealousy. But God fixed it. And He’ll fix it for us as well.But we all could save the time and frustration if we’d stay on the right path in the first place.

I, too, like to dtive fast if I’m on an open stretch of highway with ample lanes and miles and hours to countdown to my desired destination. Blame it on the genes I guess. 

Let’s all stay on the road God has put before us. Let’s be diligent. Let’s try to avoid those shortcuts in life. The easy way out. Those things that more times than not may not be what they seem to be. They only bring regret or missed opportunities from the road we are meant to be traveling. 

Let’s instead race to the finish.  Let’s take our time. Let’s stay on path. To finish as God has planned for each of us. Leading others to the right path. That has the reward. The prize that we all should be seeking.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.     Proverbs 21:5

Love and laughter, 



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