8 Lane Highway

January 12, 2012

in the generous life

Last night I hung out with some friends and one of the gals (thanks, DeAnn!) shared a teaching. She talked about a turkey path that with usage became a foot path, then a dirt road, then a lane, a paved road, a two way road and then finally an eight lane highway.

The eight lane highway didn’t just appear overnight from out of nowhere.  It required a process of building over time.

That’s the way it is with a lot of areas in our lives, both good and bad.  An attitude of bitterness starts with a moment of anger or dissatisfaction.  A strong habit of being in the Word daily starts with placing a Bible in your favorite reading spot.  Day in and day out we add to the “roads” of our lives.  A happy marriage is built one day at a time, one smile at a time, one thoughtful gesture at a time.

We need to examine our lives and begin to look at the roads we are are creating.  What roads do you need to build?  Anyone need an exit ramp from the destructive habits and attitudes of your life?

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. Author Unknown

Image credit © William Davis | Dreamstime.com


Inspire and connect ~ Your Choice: Connection or Control (from MarriageWorks!)


Let your actions speak ~ Who gets to the door first? (from Encourage Your Spouse)


Be generous! Lori <><

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole January 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

Makes me think of the say “If you sew negativity, you’ll reap negativity. Sew positivity and reap positivity!” May have misspelled some things there- but it makes me stop and think more! Thank you for your post, be blessed! :)


Robyn Gibson January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

That was a very thought provoking post, thank you! And Nicole, thanks as well! I never would have picked up on (although I’m a big believer in) the sowing & reaping dynamic in this. So, true. I’ve recently discovered that some of the ‘dis-unity’ roads that have been built in areas of our marriage are the proof of what I have sown. Apparently, we sow those seeds without even realizing it! (Now it’s time to fess up; recognize the harvest of my own hands, and start sowing good seed, to build good roads)


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