Road Work Ahead
What would it look like if life came with road signs?
Not too long ago my family and I took a multi-state road trip. As we were driving down a major interstate, we came upon a sign: Road Work Ahead.
And I couldn’t help but think, “Yeah. You can say that again.”
Because I’ve been in a state of “road work” for a while now, and it sure would be nice if God could give me little updates like those bright orange road signs so I could know what’s coming.
Road Work Ahead
Some work is coming your way. Be prepared. Be cautious. Keep your eyes open because change is coming whether you like it or not.
Construction Next 2 Miles
This job is finite. It will be messy at times and will feel really hard, too, but it won’t last forever. There will be an end to this part of our improvement project. Don’t give up.
Left Shoulder Missing
You’re going to lose pieces that you thought you couldn’t live without. It will be scary, and it might hurt – but it’s going to be ok because what I build in you will make you better than before.
Narrow Lanes Ahead
You might feel squeezed on multiple sides. You may need to slow down because there will be nowhere to turn around. Keep moving forward. Even when it seems the pressure will get to be too much, keep moving and keep trusting that I’m in control of this trip.
Be Prepared to Stop
Sometimes you’ll come to an abrupt halt in the middle of your journey. You might get frustrated because you won’t know why. But trust me. I’ve got you exactly where I want you.
Even though this work is necessary, it’s not to be taken lightly. Some of it will be hard. Some may be painful. There may be some unexpected potholes and debris you have to go around. But don’t be afraid, because you’re not on this road alone. I’m with you, and I’ll send some help along the way.
Watch For Workers
I’ll send people alongside you to help with the work I’m doing. Some of them will chisel parts away. Some will create a buffer between you and others. Some will clean you up as the work progresses, dusting you off and smoothing the rough patches. Don’t push them away.
Then one day, the signs will stop coming. The road will smooth out. I’ll look around and realize the way is just a little bit easier because I’ve done some hard work on myself.
I’ll look back at where I’ve been, grab my Father’s hand, turn my face forward and start moving again.
Sandra Samoska is a writer with a love for Jesus and a love for family. When she's not chasing around her four kids and doing all the things, you can find her writing about the ways God shows up in our every day lives.