Tuesday, August 9, 2011


The above clip of Lucy in the chocolate factory always gives me a chuckle. My favorite line however is when Lucy realizes she can't keep up with the assembly line and says, "Ethel, I think we are fighting a losing battle!"

Have you ever felt like this?

And worse, if you do succeed at keeping up with the demands of life, you find you are asked to do even more as your reward.

"Good job! SPEED IT UP A LITTLE!" says Life to you.

What do you do when you feel like Lucy and it's a no-win situation?

And the irony of it all is that this world really is in a no-win situation, isn't it? Because we live in a fallen world, one given to sin, we will experience disease, frustration, struggles.

So what do we do? Do we merely give up and hope to get through the day?

God forbid! Jesus says in John, "I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly." Jesus loved life while walking on this fallen earth. He loved people. He laughed, worked, and yes, cried and died.

But, he rose again and prepares a place for us. He wants all of us to come to Him, to get to know what real life is all about: fellowship with God, pleasing God and loving others.

So, when Life is rushing, take time to read God's Word, sing songs to God, worship Him, love those around you, and enjoy the time He has given you right now.

God wants us to do more than breathe in and breathe out, to do more than hide our failures and faults when we can't keep up (like Lucy and Ethel). He wants us to fellowship with Him and show love to His children.

You are not fighting a losing battle after all. God is on your side. He is with you and laughing along with you as well at the Lucy episode.

For His Glory,

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