Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


Have you ever read the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss? If you haven’t, I suggest taking 5 minutes out of your day, find the book, and read it. It is by far one of my favorites. Here is one of my many favorite sections from the book: “And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. But on you will go, though the weather may be foul. On you will go, though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”

Everything about this book has scripture truths woven through it. If I had time to go through the whole book, I would. Since I’m short on time, I’m going to cover the section of the book that I mentioned above. When I read that part, two scriptures come to mind: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 and “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.

No matter what you’re going through, Christ is with you always. In your deepest darkest moments, Christ is with you always. You don’t need to fear the problems that you face, or the day to day struggles you may encounter. You can push through these things with Christ by your side. Also the way you should go is narrow and very few take it. You have to be cautious with where you place your feet because you can stray away and become lost. Have faith in the Lord, and He will lead you straight and sure. “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) Kid you’ll move mountains!” So take the dare for this month, and continue to trust in the Lord when things get tough. You’ll never know where He just might lead you if you do! So will you take the dare? Will you believe?

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