Hope and Change


I help people with physical or mental disabilities get a job. In order for them to be qualified to enter into our program, they have to go through an evaluation. This evaluation can take near three hours. Recently I had a friend who I suggested to apply for our program. Yesterday I asked him if he ever made it to the evaluation and he told me no he didn’t. He said his reasoning is because he couldn’t ride the bus there.

I work at a place that is unreachable by the public transit system. The busses stop literally a mile and half from the front door of my office. I told him he had treads on his feet, he could get off at the bus stop and walk the rest of the way. Upon hearing this, he looked across the room in silence as if aggravated I would suggest such a thing.

I think it’s a good thing that the transit doesn’t reach our doorstep!

It’s called sacrifice. If folks aren’t willing to sacrifice for something, they’re not willing to do what it takes to make their life better. It’s like weeding out those who are not willing to make a bold step to be better.

If you want change in your life, you can’t keep doing the same thing over and over. They call that insanity. If you want change in your life, you will have to do something most aren’t willing to do. Make sacrifices.

You may have hopes to be great. You can’t be great if you are only willing to do what is ordinary. It’s going to take change. It will take doing the hard things. It will take a sacrifice on your part. It will take changing the way you’ve always done things that made you mediocre and begin to do things that will make you great.

If the bus stops short, you’re gonna have to hike it the rest of the way. The easy road will only give you good things. The hard road will give you great things.

If you have big hopes, you will have to change the way you’ve always done things.

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Associate Pastor of GraceLife Church, author of Faith Debugged, musician and baseball enthusiast

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