What do you see when you look at this picture?
I see the mental state of many people today. A huge sign that says it’s not safe to go where you intended to go. But it doesn’t stop there. They focus on that part for about .5 seconds and dwell on the rest. I can hear it now: “Why can’t I go there? Look, obviously the bridge is ready. There is a truck on it! I can see clear to the other side!”
So many times we spend unnecessary time focusing on things that we can’t change. We can’t control when they open the road, but we can take another route. We can’t understand why it isn’t open when it looks like it should be. We can move in the direction of another option so that we will get to where we need to go.
You can stare at this option all day long. It’s not going to happen. And while you are staring at something that isn’t possible, you are missing the opportunity to be moving, flexing, shifting to take advantage of the open road in another direction.
When the bridge is out you can’t go over.
Stop focusing on what you can’t get over, and step out in another direction.
You don’t have to understand why it’s not open, you have to take the necessary steps to move where you can to get where you need to go.
And take this as an encouragement today:
Even though it looks good to go, that sign in your life is there for a reason. It’s not safe to travel that way.
Trust the sign. It’s there for a reason. It’s there so you won’t go there. It’s there to keep you safe. It’s there to tell you to go another way.
I’ve heard it said that things that appear to be a setback are a set-up for a great comeback.
And on that note…
“I’m Over and Out!”
(Over trying to go somewhere I can’t and shouldn’t, and busy stepping Out to take a new road…a new opportunity to great things!)