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Pastor Debbie's E-Spire - March 8, 2018

In 2006 the transmission on my Ford Escape went out. I was out of town as a guest speaker and near my ministry mentor, who also happened to be a test driver, so I asked for his help (he actually diagnosed the issue for me). We dropped my car off for repairs and then went to breakfast. We sat and discussed my options and the fact that I should probably trade in my car before it devalued much more.

He suggested I buy a Nissan. To which I replied, "Well, but I'm a Honda girl" (Nevermind the fact that I owned a Ford...I drove the family Honda in HS and college). He told me the Nissan had the Honda engine "but I'm a Honda girl". He again tried to show me the options. He said Nissan was competing with Honda and was more affordable with more bells and whistles. Still, I protested--"I'm a Honda girl." Finally, he said, "then you should probably buy a Honda".

 

I let his logic sink in as my car sat in the shop for a week and shortly after returning home I bought the Nissan.

 

So what does that have to do with anything? Well, we deal a lot with changes in our lives and in the church. And sometimes we become convinced something has to be a certain way (because that's what we know and are comfortable with). But the reality is there are lots of options out there...some that are fun for a joy ride, some for the test drive, and others for the long haul. In each case, we have to be willing to try something new.

 

Where have you become overly comfortable? What change have you been resisting? How might you ask God to ready you to try something new?

 

 

In Christ,
Pastor Debbie

 

 

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