Do not pass go

When I was a child, one of the luxurious I had was playing board games with my sisters. We didn’t have much, but what we did have, we made the most of it. If there are any board gamers, you’re very much aware that, Monopoly was the game to play. There was always a struggle over who’d be the banker, and who played with the car or horse figures. Just thinking about that game brings back so many memories. Speaking of memories, aside from the “get out of jail free card,” one of my favorite things about the game was being able to say, “Go straight to jail. Do not pass go or collect $200.” Honestly, I think that was probably everyone’s favorite saying, including God’s.

Unlike Monopoly, He doesn’t send you to jail, but He will certainly give you the same test again, and again, and again. If you don’t pass, you will not be able to pass go! There have been times in my life where I’ve felt stuck, in a never-ending vicious cycle. I couldn’t understand why I kept going through the same things over and over again, until I realized God was not permitting me to “go,” because not only was I not completing the assignments, I wasn’t understanding them. It took me going through this wilderness season to realize that I can’t get to my next destination, because I’m still lacking the necessary tools I need to get there.

I thought I was ready, but apparently my character is not. I’m still being pruned. I’m still being tested. I’m still being refined, and when it’s all said and done, I’m coming out gold.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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