A few years ago, I was late for a campus event.
At this event we were advertising for campus student organizations. As an officer in one of the groups it was important that I was there to talk with possible future members.
I felt bad that I wasn’t there on time so I started to do the half run/half walk motion. However, as I approached closer to the building I picked up my pace. I started to run.
I was a few feet from the building when…
All of a sudden I was laying on the ground. My head hurt and right above my eyebrow was swollen. I felt like I hit a force field.
Looking up, I saw a lot of people staring down at me. Many of which were trying hard not to laugh but definitely smirking.
I was so confused. I was embarrassed. I was disoriented.
What just happened?
Peering at the doorway, I realized that the doors were made of glass.
Wow. I was stupid.
I felt exactly like the guy in this windex commercial.
I feel as though this story is very relatable to my life.
Often, we feel like we know where we are headed. We the see the prize. We see the destination so vividly.
Yet, then God sends us a wake up call.
He puts the glass door in our lives to remind us to slow down.
When we are running towards our earthly goals we are consumed in our desires. We neglect the fact that the journey is not about us but about the Creator.
The glass doors in our lives shape us morally. They bring us back on the spiritual path. They allow us to remember that we are only human.
In the moment it may be difficult to accept the glass doors in our lives.
When people are standing around you laughing at your fall.
When you feel like you cannot get up anymore.
When you are experiencing physical or mental pain.
However, once you get up and dust yourself off you realize something.
You are still alive and well.
You are stronger because of it.
It was only glass.
Friends, I encourage you today to keep striving after Christ. Allow the bruises on your head from the glass doors to become your trophy.
With enough faith…