The One About Queuing to Avoid Queuing

Thorpe Park Fastrack QueueThis is a photo of people queuing up to pay for a ticket that helps them to avoid queuing.

It’s fairly ironic isn’t it!

This might feel like an April Fools joke, but it isn’t. On a busy day at a theme park (this was at Thorpe Park) it can make sense (if you can afford it anyway!) to queue once to avoid queues for the rest of the day. This picture though was taken in the afternoon, so anyone buying an expensive avoid the queues ticket was perhaps not getting the best value for money.

As I looked at what was going on, it got me thinking about how we live and what we prioritize in life.

God spoke through Haggai to a group of people who were working really hard:

You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! (Haggai 1)

They worked hard but were getting nowhere.

God spoke through Haggai to challenge his people.Their priorities revolved around looking after themselves and they had neglected God and what he was saying about how life should be lived.

You have probably heard people talk about working smarter rather than working harder. I completely agree with the concept of working smarter, but what is even better is:

Working with God rather than working alone.

Being led by God who wants to lead us into a fulfilled life rather than doing just what we think is best.

How are we living? What is driving us and what are our priorities?

Are we doing the equivalent of standing in queues to avoid queuing or are we getting on with living life well as we let God lead?

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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