Some random thoughts about life as a preacher works on an old truck.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
How Deep Is It?
When you look into the heart of an issue, the self talk becomes very interesting. I was working on what I thought was the best side of the truck when I ran into some old body filler. It looked good from a distance but something had been covered with ‘Bondo.’ I had been deceived into thinking that this body panel was in good shape. Like most other areas of this old truck things can look good until the day of testing. Every area of this old body will be tested. The weakness in the metal will be revealed sooner or later. What I have done to take the truck apart and what will be done to put her back together, all of it will provide the ultimate in testing. I was tempted for a few minutes to leave the problem alone! Hey, just move on! Nothing is perfect! Don’t be so critical of every little flaw in your old truck! Other trucks have it too! I watched that body panel for about twenty minutes pondering the depth of the problem and what I would have to do to change this condition. Will it look as good as it does now? Will it be stronger? Who will notice either way? What is the right thing to do? With a deep sigh and several hours more work added to the project… I began to grind it all off!
…for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 14:11-12 (ESV)