The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”
A state trooper pulled over a guy on a lonely back road and said, "Sir, is there a reason why you're weaving all over the road?"
The guy replied, "Oh officer, thank goodness you're here! I almost had an accident! I looked up and there was a tree right in front of me. So, I swerved to the left and there was another tree in front of me. Then, I swerved to the right and there was another tree in front of me!"
The officer reached through the side window to the rear view mirror, and explained, "sir... that's your air freshener."
Like that guy, we spend much of our lives "dodging obstacles" which are really not obstacles at all. We worry (and lose sleep) over things which never materialize. We hesitate to take action because we are fearful of what "might" happen. Our imagined fears keep us from driving down the straight and narrow ("What will they say? What will they do?")
Was there really a lion in the streets? No, but any excuse will work when you don't want to do something, even dodging imaginary obstacles.
Dear Lord we pray that we won’t hesitate when obstacles are in our way? Help us to completely trust in you today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.