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.