The Trade Off

I just finished some really fun snowboarding & although it was cold & windy with some icy patches, the speed was glorious. So there’s some trade off to get the adrenaline rush that comes from going super fast, safely of course. 

In contrast, however, our relationship with Jesus can seem to have trade off points, but in reality we always win. So let me encourage you over this weekend to do some trade offs with Jesus:

  • Peace for anxiety 
  • Truth for confusion 
  • Genuine love for apathy 
  • Joy for worry 
  • Forgiveness for unforgiveness 
  • Trust for independence 

Such trades with Jesus are most certainly upgrade trades ,)

HURRY UP!!!


 As we come to the conclusion of Winter, it seems like all of my kids “can’t wait for Spring!”  I reminded them that once we hit the Spring, they’ll be saying that they can’t wait for Summer and a break from school.  It seems like we humans can have some difficulties when it comes to waiting – whether it’s waiting in line at Walmart, waiting for some test results, waiting for a cake to rise or waiting for a bad hair cut to grow out (I never have this problem bc I love my hair cutting guy 🙂

Anyways, here are some good things to consider that are associated with waiting:

  • maturation & refining – like a fine wine, time can often help us to be more wise & refined
  • greater awareness – often if we will give time a chance to work its magic, we will see things that we would have missed from being impatient
  • discipline – being impulsive tends to create half-baked results, but waiting gives us the benefit of growing in our ability for self-control
  • space & time to check my heart – it seems like when I’m always in a hurry that checking in with my heart and the Holy Spirit unfortunately tends to take a back seat to activity & speed