Beware of obstacles …

”You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth?” Galatians 5:7-8

Today I went to a motor cross race for the first time. Around 100 teens, both boys and girls, left the starting point at the same time. One young man that we were watching jumped into first place and soon became entrapped behind a wiped out competitor and road blocks. It must have seemed like minutes waiting to resume the race while watching around 40 bikers fly by on their bikes and then try to catch up to the other racers. Unfortunately, the young man finished somewhere below his expectations for the day but took it well. There will be more races.

For the next three months, I have tenants living in my home in Sun City. I’ve already had my first phone call from the realtor, “The tenants said the water in the washing machine spilled on to the floor in the laundry room.” I had to think on my feet and act like I knew how to handle the situation. I remembered I’d had the same problem a couple of times in the past. Apparently, the machine when overfilled causes water to flow over the drum. I suggested the tenants try the machine again using a smaller load. Fortunately, the realtor reported the machine had not malfunctioned again. I can hardly wait to see what other obstacles I’ll face in my new role as a landlord.

Dear Lord, help me face challenges one at a time. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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