"God Loves Roundabouts" (by Pablo Giacopelli)
From Jerry and Denise: We first connected with Pablo through Kevin Miles, the publisher of the first edition of The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, who also published Pablo's first book. Pablo lives in Tel Aviv, Israel and has had the opportunity to successfully coach some of the best female players in the world of tennis. Although he has enjoyed significant success as a tennis player and coach, his passion is to help people find freedom from performance and to be able to rest in God's mercy and grace.
We often hear people say that they are at a crossroads in their lives. Like many of us I, too, have often found myself in what seems like a T junction where one can only go one way or the other but no longer ahead.
This way of describing a moment of decision has often added much unnecessary pressure as we assume that one way is right and the other, well, it will lead our lives to the wrong place. As I have faced these moments over and over and in fact, find myself in one at this very moment, I have come to realize as I spend time contemplating that in his way of doing life, we don’t reach T junctions but instead roundabouts.
You see with roundabouts we also arrive at what would seem like a moment of choice. However, unlike the martial and unforgiving law that rules the T junction, the roundabout is about grace and another chance. This is because with a roundabout we not only have the choice to continue going straight but we also have the choice to go around again and again if we miss the exit we were supposed to take the first time, or the second, or the third, or the fourth, etc, etc. The T junction works well when we subscribe to a journey that is led by the way of dualism and getting it right. Whereas as the roundabout reminds us that in life the truth is often found in between the black and the white and that to see this it is often necessary for us to go around several times.
Today if you feel like you missed your exit or your last chance . . . relax, as it is on its way back around if you keep going.
Check out Pablo's site at www.livinloved.org
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