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Not moving on

I'm going to post the tracking info on a package the Postal Service has.  However, this isn't to rant that the quasi-government agency isn't efficient or effective, because we all know that already.  I actually have a point.  Here's the data:

December 21, 2010
01:43:00 AM
Memphis TN US
Arrival Scan

December 18, 2010
04:58:00 PM
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Arrival Scan

December 18, 2010
09:56:57 AM
Fedex Smartpost Southaven MS US
Departure Scan

December 18, 2010
09:56:00 AM
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Arrival Scan

December 17, 2010
04:42:19 PM
Fedex Smartpost Southaven MS US
Arrival Scan

Now, all of that shows this: for almost a week, this package hasn't moved 5 miles.  It leaves Southaven (Memphis area), goes back to Southaven, and then goes to Memphis.  I don't expect it to arrive before Christmas, though I could drive to where it is and be back by lunch today.

It's kind of like the way we sometimes get stuck in a rut in life.  We want to move forward, be more like Christ, be more organized, more disciplined, less messy, whatever.

And we leave where we are, and we can herald our departure.  Then we find ourselves arriving right back where we were.  It's not that we didn't start.  It's just that, well, somehow, we didn't get there.

To all of you who feel like you keep repeating: keep trying.  Someday, I'll get my box. Someday, we'll get where we're going.

We may not get there when predicted or even expected.  We may not make our hoped-for date, but if we keep striving, with help from God Almighty, we'll get there.

So don't lose hope, and don't give up. Just keep putting yourself in the box, and getting on the truck.  Try, though, to get on the right truck.

 

Doug

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