I’ve spent the past few weeks IKEAing.  Seriously, it’s a verb.  It’s defined as, IKEAing: the act of assembling multiple pieces of IKEA furniture.  I just made that up, but it should be a verb.  Since we’ve moved, I have assembled a bathroom cabinet, a filing cabinet, a six door storage unit, three dressers and two end tables.  I have been IKEAing.

And while IKEAing I have discovered some life lessons for Christians.

The first is that you really need to read the instructions.  You might think you can figure it out by yourself, but you can’t.  God knew that, and that is why he gave us the Bible.

But it’s not enough to read the instructions; you need to follow the instructions.  Every time I’ve found myself in the wrong place I’ve discovered it’s because I skipped something, both in IKEAing and in life.

And sometimes in my IKEA adventure, and life, things just don’t seem to fit, or aren’t working the way I expected.  The solution, more times than not has been to go back and read the instructions again.

And whatever happens you can’t quit, half an IKEA dresser is . . . nothing, or at least nothing useful.  And quitting in life will keep us from ever discovering our potential.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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