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The Bump In The Road


Galatians 5:7

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth

Thought For The Day

Friday Night I was traveling to Richmond, V.A. and we had just passed the state sign saying, “Welcome to Virginia”. I had yelled out, “Yes” because I knew we were almost to our destination.

Maybe 30 minutes or so after that Pastor Lacy said, what is that and as I looked all I saw was the tail end of something as it hit the front of the car and heard the bumps as it went underneath the car. I looked back in my rear view mirror, but I didn’t see anything.

It all happened so fast. It was as if someone literally threw something at the car. We were trying to figure out what in the world did we just hit. It had to have been a deer or something. It threw me for a loop because I wasn’t expecting that at all.

When we finally got to the hotel we got out and looked at the car and we saw the evidence of what had to be a deer. The front of the car was damaged. I was grateful to God that he spared our lives, because had we not been in a bigger car it would have been a little different. But yet, my heart was sad.

Needless to say I didn’t sleep well that night. I started thinking about the what if’s. I also wondered if the deer made it out ok. I had never hit a deer before, so I was a little traumatized. I prayed that it was ok.

When I woke up the next morning I was still trying to analyze what had happened and I heard the Lord say,

Don’t panic, it’s just a bump in the road

One of the things I dislike most about speed bumps is that I feel they are so unnecessary. Especially if I am in a hurry to get somewhere. Sometimes there are just too many in the same location. I even sometimes forget they are there until I run up on them. However, I do realize that those speed bumps were created in areas where we need to slow down.

Even though the speed bumps are permanent fixtures within the road, they only cause you to temporarily slow down. The only things that becomes permenent in our lives are the ones that we choose to.

Have you ever had anything happen in your life that caused a slight delay. It caused you to stop, pause, think and reflect. Maybe it even has caused you some discomfort, some pain, some heartache, some scars and some bruises. There are some things that can happen to us in life that will totally catch us off gaurd and if we aren’t careful it will keep us from moving forward.

God simply reminded me that the bumps I am experiencing in my life are only temporary and he’s using them to create a greater purpose in my life. As hard and as challenging as the process can sometimes be, we must remain focused and keep going.


What are some of your bumps in the road? Have some of those bumps hindered you from moving forward? Are there areas in your life where you might need to slow down?


Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for who you are in all of your glory. I am grateful that in spite of the detours, delays and mishaps they didn’t cause me to check out before my time. Thank you that you have a purpose for everything that happens in my life and that you are causing them all to work together for my good.

Song List

“It Is Well” by Tori Kelly

Don’t Get Distracted

Last year I went to go see my daughter in L.A. and while she was in class I decided to go take a walk downtown Hollywood. As I came to the intersection there were several directions in which I could go. I had already gone down the street straight ahead of me on my last trip so there was no need for me to go that way again. I decided to take a left turn and although I had been down that way before I decided to go a little bit further to see what might be down that way. I was amazed at the architect on some of the buildings, and some of the flowers and other scenory that I saw a long the way. As I came to another intersection I had this feeling that I needed to turn around and go back, so I did. As I was walking back I would occasionally turn around and look back because I wasn’t sure why I felt that way. It was one of those gut feelings, so I took it as a warning and kept moving forward. Think had I not listened to my instincts. Life will offer you many directions in which you could go, but not every direction will lead you to the destination God has for your life. No matter how appealing  it may be, don’t allow it to pull you in the wrong direction. Follow his lead.  Proverbs 14 ” There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death”   The enemy will bring what is appealing to your flesh to get you to take the bait. Don’t be fooled, keep it moving. Our defeat along the journey is because of our inability to trust God and in the ability to think we can handle it all on our own.