shortcuts

I’m all about shortcuts – if i can figure out a way to do something faster & easier, i’m a happy camper!  sometimes i even find myself taking silly risks just to see if a shortcut can work.  Invariably, my shortcuts don’t usually work & you think i’d have learned that lesson by now.  Maybe i’m a slow learner.  Maybe i’m a little bit like Esau who traded his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentils, just because he was hungry.  He exchanged an established position of blessing, prosperity, security & leadership for some food to eat & only to be hungry again in a few hours. 

Honestly, i think our society is alot like Esau at present.  We try to take lots of shortcuts, make quickie fix-its, take a panacea pill, do a fast fix to “make life better.”  The truth is, life occurs over the space of about 70-75 years & if we’re kingdom minded, we must look at our lives in a generational mindset w continuity & the purpose of growing the next generation to be stronger in God than we ever will be.  There are no shortcuts to integrity, to lasting fulfillment, intimacy w God, stepping into eternity on sure footing and more. 

Let’s not get seduced by a bowl of lentils, a temporary pleasure & miss the long-term blessing.

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