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You ‘Can’ Get There From Here!

28 May

You’ve heard the old adage, You can’t get there from here”, right? It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek reference indicating that it’s next to impossible to make the change to get from one place to another. Can you imagine stopping for directions at some little out of the way service station in the middle of nowhere on how to get to your destination….and hearing the attendant say, “You can’t get there from here.” Well, we all know it’s not true but it definitely feels like that sometimes.

In 30 + years of ministry I’ve seen some amazing life transformations; mine for one!! I’ve seen people whose lives were in a worse mess than you can possibly imagine. I’ve seen marriages that were totally over and done with. I’ve seen those who were so entrenched in their sinful lifestyle that it looked as though there was no way out. I’ve seen people so hopeless that they could never believe that their life could ever be fixed. I’ve seen addicts and alcoholics who were so messed up they just couldn’t see out. I’ve seen those whose financial situation was in virtual ruin. I’ve seen plenty of people who sincerely believed that God would have absolutely nothing to do with them because of their stupid choices. And for all those to think that they could, somehow, end up with a decent life is so far fetched….it’s kind of like, “you can’t get there from here”.

But I’ve got good news…..no, actually it’s great news! God’s a ‘rescuer’!! He’s a ‘fixer’!! He’s never intimidated at the messed up state of our lives.He can restore any life and give it the significance that it deserves. It’s why we all need God. We’ll all make a monumental mess of our lives without Him.

So, if you’re in a place where you have no hope…..or if you’re wondering if your life could ever be livable and enjoyable, I’m here to tell you that it can! You ‘can’ get there from here!

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8 responses to “You ‘Can’ Get There From Here!

  1. John Helton

    May 28, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Good word Andy! God bless have a good day

     
  2. Damion Swearingen

    May 28, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I WAS a meth/pain pill junkie. I never thought, at that time, I could be where I am today. I still have lots of work to do but, I’m on the narrow path. What I would like to say is….During my struggles…I thought I was too far gone to ask God for help, undeserving. I finally broke down and asked Him for help. I got the help I asked for–prison. It wasn’t for my punishment. That was His answer to my cry for help. So…what I’m saying is this: Be prepared and expect the answers when you ask God for help. And…no whining! 🙂

     
  3. virginia aston

    May 28, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Amen Andy, good stuff today!

     
  4. cindymcguire15

    May 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Excellent post Andy. I have been in those situations that felt hopeless in my own life…wrecking my life, my marriage and any relationship w family/friends that I had that stood in my way. You were a great mentor and dug your heels in deep right along w us. I’m grateful to say that those relationships were repaired and never been happier in my marriage. Bless you and the Father for the support and grace that I didn’t want or think I needed. I wouldn’t be alive today without it!

     
  5. cindymcguire15

    May 29, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Excellent post Andy. I have been in those situations that felt hopeless in my own life…wrecking my life, my marriage and any relationship w family/friends that I had that stood in my way. You were a great mentor and dug your heels in deep right along w us. I’m grateful to say that those relationships were repaired and never been happier in my marriage. Bless you and the Father for the support and grace that I didn’t want or think I needed. I wouldn’t be alive today without it!

     

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