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In my neck of the woods the word commute is a common word – a daily endeavor. It’s a way of life.

Every day we make the same journey. We travel the same long, country roads – often pointing toward Interstate 10 – just to get to where we need to be.

Getting to college or work – even the grocery store – is a time consuming task when you live in the country. But let’s face it, it’s a very necessary task if we want an education, if we want to pay our bills, or if we want to eat.

In all honesty most of us chose this way of life because the drive back home after a long and tiring day is worth it. The traffic, the potholes, the price of gas, and every other stressor of the day melt away when our vehicle pulls onto that old, gravel road surrounded by trees. The lake, the deer, the birds – it’s our sanctuary.

When we finally pull into that driveway and we are finally home, nestled into the serene way of life that our soul craves, we know without a doubt that the daily journey is worth it.

Because we are home.

And no matter what it took to get home – we will do it again day in and day out. For the tranquility. For the peace of mind. For the love that surrounds us at home. The commute is a necessity. The journey, though often hard, is the driving force that keeps us going.

Sometimes to get what we want we have to go the distance. To get from point A to point B isn’t always easy. Don’t let the detours, speed bumps, and traffic jams of this life hinder your progress.

How are you going to go the distance for God this week – this month? After a long and weary journey, how are we going to make sure we make it home?

I want to make it home, guys.

“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7

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