A few days ago, I decided to take a different way to work, just to see if it was quicker. I had been debating this way for a while, since I moved in April actually, but I never made the decision to try it. So I finally got in my car and drove the other way, all the while timing it to see if it really was quicker. It takes me about 22-25 minutes to get from my home to work going my familar way. Taking the new way, I was pulling into my work parking lot in less than 18 minutes. Wow! All this time, I knew of a different way, but because I was used to the familiar or stuck in my old mindset, I was wasting at least 5 minutes of my day.
I hope you can see where I’m going with this. How many times in life do we know a different way, sometimes a better way of doing things, but because we are comfortable with our old way, we don’t change? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it-right? Wrong. Just because it isn’t broke, doesn’t mean it can’t run better. When will we get tired of living mediocre lives and begin to trust God with the exceedingly abundantly vision that He has stirred in our hearts? When will we stop settling for the known and trust God as Abraham to lead us to the unknown? These are questions that you can treat as rhetorical or ones that you can have a serious soul searching session and begin to change.
If we equate this to our Single life, as you know I do with just about everything, we can see how continuing to do dating the same way, will eventually waste a lot of our time. When we get comfortable in our actions, in our standards, in accepting less than because we don’t believe we are worth more-we will continue to take the long way around. I dare you to trust God with this. As I learned with my journey, I still arrived at the same destination-but I got there a whole lot quicker. When we trust God to send us the right person, we won’t catch all the red lights that our way leads us to. Trust Him. He has so much more in store for you.