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Detours


Life is sometimes full of twists and turns:

  • You are up – than you are down.
  • You are in love – you are out of love.
  • You are Healthy – than you are ill.
  • You are Employed – than, unemployed

Other times, life is great, you are moving toward your dreams, goals and your destination is just around the corner and boom – roadblock. All of a sudden, you hit a brick wall. What do you do when you find yourself on this roller coaster ride of ups and downs? What do you do when disappointment hits? How do you handle detours, opposition and roadblocks?

Quite often, when life serves us an unexpected blow or a pill too hard to swallow, we quickly get discouraged and think it’s the end of the road. Sometimes we blame others or simply just give up.

A few years ago a young violinist by the name of Lukas Kmit was playing at a Jewish Orthodox synagogue in Prseov, Slovakia. While he was performing, the cell phone of one of the members of the audience began to ring. remarkably he kept his cool and didn’t allow the distraction to keep him from completing his concert.

What he did next became a YouTube sensation. He began to play the very tone that was interrupting his performance. The crowd went crazy and his story and talent reached many more than he’d imagined.

  • He took it as it came
  • He kept his cool… maintaining a positive attitude
  • He used it to his advantage
  • He did a little improvisation
  • He stayed focused on his goal – to entertain people

As a result, he captured his audience attention, remained in the driver’s seat, display a sense of creativity and won the day with lots of applause from those listening to him.

Maybe there is something we can learn from this. Something we can take away today to help us handle life when it throws at us distractions, disappointments, roadblocks and brick walls. Here are a few:

  1. This could simply be a blessing in disguise… so be positive in your attitude.
  2. People and unplanned events will try to take you off your game… so stay focus.
  3. Unless you have a compelling reason to change course… stick to your plans and goals.
  4. Use the good the bad and the ugly, everything that may come your way, use them to your advantage.
  5. Make room for error… anticipate obstacles, prepare for the worst and look for the way out of every situation.
  6. Make room for some divine intervention, miracle…
  7. Get up and try again. Don’t stop after your first attempt . Don’t give up!
  8. Don’t ever forget that timing is your very best friend…. it produces character.
  9. Seek counsel, get a mentor, talk with people who have dealt with similar problems.
  10. Never forget to learn from every experience… they are given to equip you for the future – both for yourself and for others.
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There are three things I think about every moment of everyday... they consume me deeply. How to: 1. Refine my theological understanding 2. sharpen my ethical rigor 3. and heighten my devotional intensity. These are the things I write about. Welcome you to my blog... Join me on this incredible journey of exploration and discovery of all the things God has in store for His children. Join by following or subscribing. I appreciate your thoughts, comments and friendship. Walter

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  1. This reminds me of a story you might enjoy. I heard this on an old time gospel music channel. In the 1960′ small town USA, a young teenage girl was chosen to preform at half-time during one of that towns college football games. She was very talented with a baton. In front of a sold out crowd, she started her routine, shortly after starting she accidently threw her baton away. Instead of stopping to fetch the baton she caught an imaginary baton, continued her routine using an imaginary baton. The crowd roared as cheers filled the stadium, she even added another imaginary baton to her act and brought down the house! Finishing to a standing and roaring audience, both team came out of the lockers to see what was happening. Hope you dont mind me sharing this, it took some comment space so if you wish to remove it, I will not be hurt. Thanks

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    • what are you talking about – this is amazing – I appreciate and welcome sharing. This is what it’s all about – mutual edification. Thanks for sharing this – it is a great story.

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  2. This is great Walter. This was great timing for me to read this as I have been going through my email. ( Thank you Lord ) I seen the very video you are talking about on tv. The points you have given are so very true. Applying them makes a difference while holding fast to God and his promises. Life will throw curve balls when you least expect it. Point #5 says it all!

    God bless you for blessing me with this encouragement!

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