And it will be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people.” ~ Isaiah 57:14
There is an episode of Jerry Seinfeld that I find particularly funny. The group is rushing to get Elaine’s friend to the airport with record speed. They have all hope to make it, until they hit the “Van Wyck!”
For years, I lived three blocks from the Van Wyck Expressway. I crack up because I know this comedy is true. The traffic on the Van Wyck, at any time of the day, can make you feel like you are at a standstill.
Because I lived next to the Van Wyck Expressway, I learned every shortcut. I know which side streets will take you all the up to where the traffic eases up. I know where there are the fewest traffic lights and stop signs.
The traffic was never going to change. My strategy had to change.
Getting past the traffic
The week can feel just like a trip on the Van Wyck. When you first get going, it looks good, everything is moving and there is hope that it will keep going at the same speed. Before you get far (the next exit) everything in front slows down and seems to keep you from my destination. There are slow drivers, bumps in the road, and you have to spend time moving around people that are in the way.
The trip may feel like ‘forever’ but it isn’t. Keep driving. Even at 25 mph, eventually the traffic will let up.. Unless you turn around, the backups are not enough to keep you from arriving to your destination.
We sometimes get stuck because of our surroundings. But I believe that this week, we can beat the traffic. Keep these questions in mind…
Will you sit in the same traffic this week?
Do you have a strategy to use to get out of traffic?
Will you allow people, who may be at a standstill, keep you from reaching your goals?
Are you giving yourself a realistic amount of time to get to the destination?
Some food for thought as you enjoy this President’s Day. Enjoy your coffee this morning and Power up Your Day
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of Coffee