Let’s imagine that we ride a bicycle on a road: fresh air hitting our faces; the trees, the clouds, the nature, the birds, the distant mountains … Imagine that suddenly we see a big stone in the middle of the road.
If we fix our attention on the stone – that is, on the obstacle – even if it only occupies a short space on the road, we will end up colliding with it.
Think how many times we discovered an obstacle in the road and, assuming it as if it were the only thing, we make all the other options disappear (the trees, the clouds, the rest of the way), heading irremediably towards it, towards the stone.
Let’s not allow today that obstacles divert our attention and make us believe that there is no way out, there are always opportunities that come with them.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Hebrews 9:15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritancenow that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.