Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obstacles are Re-Routing You

I get a regular snippet from Neale Donald Walsch and one of his recent posts talked about how obstacles that we come across are not opposing us, but merely re-routing us. He said 'gently re-routing' - well sometimes they are not so gentle! but as he went on to say:

It is important not to view that which stands in your way as your 'enemy.' It can often be your best friend, sending you on a detour that takes you around what could have been your biggest stumbling block.

This is so true and we are well advised to consider this whenever those roadblocks appear.
There is a wonderful story that many of you may know about the farmer who had a son and lived in a poor area - one day a horse jumped over the fence and was in their field. The son was very happy and excited as this made them rich..(good luck) the father said.. let us see. The son rode the horse - but was thrown off and broke his leg, (bad luck) the army came and took all the young men from the village - but left him behind because of the break (good luck) - the horse escaped - (bad luck) - it came back with more horses - (good luck.)

And Neale Donald Walsch continued:

Send a word of gratitude, then, for anything that seems to be 'opposing' you now. All things in life happen for good. Trust God about that.

Next time something happens to you that seems to be blocking you, getting in your way or simply 'bad luck' take a second look - let a little time pass and then consider it in the light of the above. You will very often be surprised!

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