For almost a year, at my house, there has been a pile of rock. It came to be there because I had every intention of using it or having someone use it to make some flowerbeds in our front or backyard. In my defense, I made several attempts to either use the rock or dispose of it but found that it took some more time or labor than I was ready to put forth.

Finally, that pile got in the way of getting other things done. So, I took a morning, an old door as a ramp up to my truck bed and a wheelbarrow, and I loaded my truck and disposed of the rock. Now I see where that rock was and realize two things. How nice it looks without that rock and that I should have done it a lot sooner.

There are things in our lives that we let sit with every intention of using them for good. And often, not until those things are in the way of our progress, do we take the time and the labor to remove them. As with the rock, we may have hopes of using those things for good but later find that they are really now obstacles to our getting ahead.

He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap!

Ecclesiastes 11:4

So what is the pile of rock you are staring at in your life? What have you gathered up to find it only impeding your growth? Moving it will take time and labor. Take steps to gather that stuff up and move it out of the space so your life in Christ can move forward.

In Christ,
Rev. Rick Milliorn

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