I am not a fan of driving in construction zones. Most of us probably are not.
For me, the biggest issue is the barriers and cones that are set up on either side of the lane. Occasionally, I will find myself driving through an area where these barriers are on both sides of the road.
In these moments, I feel almost claustrophobic. It is like the road has been narrowed, leaving no margin for error, and I can feel the pressure to stay perfectly centered.
These situations can be even more frustrating when you live in an area where there is a lot of construction. Then you spend your everyday driving in this high-stress environment.
To make matters worse, sometimes it seems like the work projects go on and on and on with no end in sight.
Then, you may find yourself driving near a project that appears to be finished with the barriers have been left in place. You wonder how long it will be before they are finally removed and you actually get to use the newly constructed roadway.
Today, I was in a situation much like that. As we passed by I could see a perfectly paved and marked road just beyond the barrier. Yet, we had no access to it.
Just as I began to opine about the state of roadwork projects, we reached a point where there were work vehicle blocking that lane. They were still completing the work.
Here I was, angry at the barrier, but the road wasn’t finished. Had the barrier been removed and we attempted to use that lane, I would have never made it to my destination. We may have even ended up in a wreck.
The barrier wasn’t saying never, it was saying not yet.
Today, do not be angry about the things to which it feels like you cannot gain access. Instead, recognize that sometimes closed doors are keeping you out while God gets it ready for you.
He’s not saying “never,” He is saying “not yet.”
Sometimes it feels like there is a barrier between you and jobs, promotion, connection, or relationships. Understand, God knows when it is ready, and when you are.
Stay in your lane. He will open a new one when the time is right.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”