A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a new video game called Midnight Club: LA. Actually, it was more of a confession and you can read it here.
My youngest son, Brynden, has really enjoyed the game as well and last night as he watched me race he happened to mention that you can choose an option that removes all other vehicles except those racing.
Whoa! How cool is that?!
Needless to say, I enjoyed some racing on streets that were free of unnecessary obstacles.
I wish life had an option button for removing unnecessary obstacles. In fact, I quite often make such a request of God. But a lack of challenges wouldn’t serve God’s bigger purpose.
Racing without other cars is fun but doesn’t do much to stretch my driving skills. And life without the unexpected twists and turns doesn’t stretch my faith or give me new chances to deepen my trust in God.
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NLT)
May we come to trust God more today!
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