Quick Fix? Go The Full Stretch

‘Quick Fix’ is a word IT folks use a lot. It simply means what it says – a quick fix to a problem. We often refer to them as Workarounds.’

Call to a Lifelong Journey

You see, quick fix is not the solution to a problem’s root cause but intended as a temporary measure, until a proper solution is decided or figured out. A quick fix doesn’t typically last for long (at least not intended to).

This brings me to the question – Are you prone to chasing instantaneous answers to life’s questions? Can you relate with quick fixes? There have been times along my life’s journey that I’ve turned to quick fixes… but you know, they never ultimately work out.

There’s a problem with easy-way-out, corner-cutting way of living. That’s why I love Jesus. He said:

“Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”
 

He wasn’t promising a quick fix. In fact, He would immediately invite us to burden bearing and yoke carrying. He calls us to carry our cross and follow Him. That’s a call to a lifelong journey.

Full Stretch

Go the Full Stretch

Life deals us hardship sometimes and for some people, more than they genuinely deserve. I have experienced tough times in my life, such that threatened hope. But I’ve learned that seeking workarounds can often complicate the situation. You must be willing to go the full stretch.

I started out this year with a challenge to you (and myself) to live the life that matter. We agreed convenience no longer made sense. It was time to linger a bit more, to pause, to wait on God.

In his book, Wrecked, Jeff Goins talks about making hard choices. I like that. Going the full stretch often means making hard choices along the way.

Sometimes you need to allow the temporary pain lead you to lasting peace.  You might want to tweet that.

Embracing the pain we wholeheartedly hate today could serve to bring the healing we desperately seek and desire tomorrow. Let’s go the full stretch. Let’s wait on God. Let’s experience the journey.

Have you ever experienced the urge to go the ‘quick fix’ way rather than the full journey? How do you overcome that urge? 

P.S. I had a successful launch of my new devotional, SELAH: A 90-Day Journey of Grace and Hope. God did amazing things this week and I will be sharing them over time. This message of grace and hope is all over the internet and I feel humbled by what God is doing. The eBook is now available on Amazon for you to order. God bless you!

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2 Replies

  1. There are all types of ways that we’re pressured to do “quick fixes”.  That’s why we see so much decay in lives, and in institutions that we’ve previously held in high regard.

    I try to surround myself with things that are good, positive, pure, encouraging, and challenging.  This helps me as I fight daily to live decidedly different.

    Congrats on the launch of Selah!

    1. Thank you, David. I hope you find encouragement in SELAH as you follow the journey. I agree, we must be decisive in being counter ‘quick-fix’ minded. And a few organizations like you said do come to mind.

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