The Long Haul
Are you a ‘Long Haul’ person or a ‘Short Cut’ type?
Short Cut People
- want no bumps in the road
- look for the shortest distance between two points—period.
- will look for a different route at the first hint of a valley
- never have the time to invest in a journey that isn’t quick and short.
- own a microwave but not a crock pot
- won’t do the hard work required for deep, long lasting relationships—so they don’t have any.
- are shallow
- have an ever present sense of entitlement
- almost always develop a chip on their shoulder because short cuts almost never work out.
Long Haul People
- have many friendships and they generally run deep
- are servant-hearted
- give no heed to the width, steepness, roughness, or inconvenience of a path, but rather, choose what will stretch them and mature them in Christ
- own microwaves and crock pots
- will do the hard work as long as it takes to accomplish something worthwhile
- never feel they should just be given things, but always work hard for what they have
- don’t make snap judgments
- run deep
- seem full of joy most of the time
Two very different types of people—mostly a product of the paths they choose in life.
Which are you?