Monday Musings – 24/01/11
The speed bumps in Kitwe are the size of some of the ski hills that MJ and I have skied in the Eastern Townships of Quebec! They are so large that traffic has to come to a near stop to get over them. One has to gear down from fourth to second or first to get over the massive hump.
Wednesday of this week was what I call a “hump day” in our journey here in Kitwe. After spending one week going back and forth from the guest house to Kopa St., renovating, painting and, oh yes, going from store to store two to three times a day, we finally moved into our new home. We started running in fourth gear when we arrived in Kitwe, two weeks ago. In spite of having to gear down to second and first on many occasions, as we adjusted to the culture around us, it felt so good to wake up in our new home, last Thursday morning.
Speed bumps in Kitwe are known as “sleeping policemen”, and they are meant to slow you down as you approach the downtown core. It is a reminder to me, that we need speed bumps in our lives to slow us down from time to time. Most of us speed through life in fourth gear and don’t like it when we have to slow down for the bumps in the road. Instead of seeing them as bumps, why not consider them as humps? Humps help you to get to the next level in life; they help you to set goals in your life. We arrived in Kitwe with the goal of moving into our home one week later, and “hump day”, Wednesday, was the fulfillment of that goal. This Wednesday, and many other Wednesdays to follow, will be other hump days that will take us further and further toward the ultimate goal of completing the renovations.
This past Saturday was a hump day in our ministry. I took the morning off from renovations, and had the privilege of meeting about 120 pastors from the Copperbelt region of Zambia. It was a chance to share the vision of RTC, and the leadership center, that we are here to develop. It appears that our ministry was well received, and it was a tremendous opportunity to promote the seminars that we will begin in March. Thank God for “hump days”!!!
By the way, I am writing this blog from Lusaka. MJ and I returned the Toyota Land Cruiser (our Hill Billy Mobile) to Lusaka, and the keys to our Nissan X-Trail were handed to us on Sunday. As I write to you, I look at a ten year old car that looks like new and has only 37,000 kilometres on it (certified as original miles). God is good!!!!!!
Perhaps today will be a “hump day” in your life. Don’t see it as an interruption, but as a goal that helps you to reach the next level in your life.
Until next Monday…
Taking risks for Kingdom impact!