Fairy Tales

I once heard someone say that one of the most destructive things we face in life are fairy tales.

Wait, what? Fairy tales?

Yeah, that’s what they said. Now, they could just be like me, a parent of younger children that has had to watch Tangled roughly a billion times.

But, that wasn’t the their point. What they were saying was this. What happens in fairy tales? Everyone lives happily ever after.

Does that happen in real life?

Nope. Not everyone lives happily ever after. Sometimes life is hard and painful and we do the best that we can do, even when it’s not easy.

Even when we are doing the right thing.

Take, for example, what happens today in Acts 10:49-51:

 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district. But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
Life is not a fairy tale.

So, what do we do? What Paul and Barnabas did. Keep going. Keep being faithful. Keep doing the right thing. Keep loving, serving, and caring.

Get up. Shake the dust off. And keep on going.

Why? Because, actually I told you a little fib. Life is not a fairy tale. But it does end well in the end.

God’s got this. He’s got you. He’s going to take care of this, and every situation you face.

Keep going. Keep being faithful. Keep trusting in Him. And know that He’s got this.

Today, you can do it! Keep going.

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