A few days ago, I had to pull into the right lane of the freeway to make an upcoming exit. When I pulled over, I found myself behind a truck transporting two portable outhouses. My imagination began to wander. I was glad I was not driving a convertible on a sunny day with the top down. I hoped the outhouses would stay in place long enough for me to take the exit and have the truck go on its separate way leaving me unsoiled by the encounter with its sloshing presence.
Being forced to drive behind those outhouses reminded me of the challenging seasons in life we all will eventually experience. Sometimes we have to make a change of direction and that change puts us in an unexpected place of vulnerability. These moments of vulnerability don’t last forever because we had already made our decision to take the next relational off-ramp.
It is important to remember you are only moving through a brief season of transition. Soon the jeopardy created by these situations will be only a distant memory as we make our determined exit and move on to a new destination.