Railroad Tracks

It happens to everyone. You are driving with ease and come upon a railroad crossing. At first glance everything seems clear, but as you get closer the warning lights start flashing. It always seems to happen at the most inopportune times, right? Now, when this happens, the first thought is, "I wonder if I can make it?" So you speed up only to see that it is too late and the railroad arms are coming down and the train is in sight. This is where the heavy foot of impatience begins to grit its teeth and snarl. Well, for me, this is the case.

The other day this happened to me. I was on my way to work and suddenly the warning signs started flashing. Like normal, my first thought is awakened, but I end up disappointed. I get frustrated because it is going to be a waste of my time and the trains in Louisville are typically long and slow. I stopped my vehicle and proceeded to text my wife to tell her about my misfortune. By the time my text was sent, the train was gone.

For some odd reason, this made me start to think, mainly about my responses over the smallest things like this. Why do I get frustrated with flashing lights and railroad arms that are purposed to protect me from trains and save my life? Moreover, why do I find myself wanting to rush through the railroad crossing without taking a moment to understand what the bright flashing lights are telling me?

Sometimes, I bet we find ourselves doing the very same thing with God. We seek to make decisions based on what we deem as right and best for ourselves. If that is the case, then I should be dead right now because of a train. Whenever I begin to question if I can “make it through” God’s warnings, I begin to ignore God’s best for my life.

Men, we are called to be leaders who can make decisions that are for the best for our families. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to see ourselves as weak. I know, I know…how are we supposed to be leaders and confess to being weak too? It seems to contradict until you look to see what the Word of God has to say about it. Great passages that remind us of this are James 4:10 and Philippians 2:5-11. We are called to humble ourselves and this is a good thing. Only by submitting ourselves to Christ and implanting the Word of God in our hearts and minds will we ever come to the place of godly decision-making. We have to understand that God created the family and we need to trust Him and His Word when it comes to leading our families.

The next time you face a decision, take time to look to see what God wants you to do. Never rush into anything. Exercise patience and wait on God's timing. Trust me, my wife and I have wanted to rush into a decision, but instead, we waited on God and it proved to be for the best. Be still and know that He is God, that He is sovereign over all things and that you are weak. It is a good thing.

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Where's Dad?

This broke my heart when I saw it. Usually, I want you to enjoy the videos that I post, but this time, I want this video to make you cringe. I want the question, "Where's Dad?" to be driven to your heart.

I do not know the home situation of this family, but it sure is evidence of the lack of the father in the home. Most of all, it is the lack of Christ in the home.

By the way, I am not a fan of Dr. Phil.

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