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Christianity 0ut of the Box



Red tape.Cut-the-Red-Tape

Paper trails.

Careless spending.

Needless effort.

Time wasted.

Stress inhibitors.

Instead of going the long way around for answers
why not just cut the corner and go to God first?

He is in the business of shortcuts.

Americans tend to go over, under and in circles to find out what God already knows. After all he is God.

Paperwork is a necessity up to a point, but much of it has been overloaded with junk, regulations and non-essentials.  Thank the good Lord for email, scans and signaled media in the air. At least we might save some trees.

This is one more diffusion from the devil. “Keep em’ busy so they won’t have time for God!”  And we fell for it, hook, line and sinker.

Maybe God had a better plan all along; if only we would ask him.

For instance:

The physician discusses your needs and riddles off a list of tests needed to be done to find out what the problem is and how to treat it.  Your insurance or lack thereof’ doesn’t cover most of it so out of your pocket goes your savings to the tune of thousands of dollars.

To find out you need acid reducers?


The auto repairman tells you that noise will require hundreds of dollars of tests.

Only you needed a new battery.


 Here’s a true story.

Glasses were foreign to me until I turned 40. Reading was my issue so OTC was fine. By age 50 normal wear and tear put me in glasses 24/7. Dr. Christina set me up with my first pair. A few years later after my eye exam she stopped me and said,

“Has anyone ever told you about the freckle in your eye?”  Completely blind-sided (lol) by her question my reply was,

“No. What do you mean?”

Dr. Christina, “You have a very large freckle in your eye. Just like ones we have on our skin. Nothing to worry about but thought you needed to be aware of it.”  Fine by me. I went on my way.

Insurance changed and she was not in my network so I had to go to a different eye doctor due to the cost.

After a long term try with contact lens, I told the new doctor that wasn’t going to work for me due to allergies.  Months to try new pairs he forgot to dilate my eyes the year before.

When he did, he looked at me with literal “shock” on his face.

“Did you know you have a very large freckle in your right eye? Can you see?”


He arranged for me to go to an Eye Specialist for tests.

“Why do I need to do that? Dr. Christina told me not to worry about it?”

He thought it needed checking.

Against my better judgment I went. After 2 hours of eye drops, an eye sonogram and who knows how many photos I couldn’t see! Fascinated by the results the nurse had to show me what it looked like. Every one of them asked me “and you can see with that in there?”

For all I knew I may have been born with it.

The specialist entered the room while I was trying to get my focus back.

“All is well. It is just one of those strange phenomena we rarely see, but no problems. Let us know if you ever want to get your glasses here.”  And he walked out.

Once home I looked at Mark and said, “That was entirely unnecessary wasn’t it?”

A few days later the good ole” doc called to tell me he had the results from all those pictures they took! “Well, it turned out as I hoped it would.”

My reply was, “you knew before I went that was the outcome. I just wasted thousands of dollars, time and stressed out energy to protect you. You only sent me to do this because you were afraid I was going to sue you.”
Dead silence. That was the last time I ever spoke to him. Not long after that he left town for lack of business.

After years of medical testing and doctor visits for female problems that came up with “you need a hysterectomy but your insurance won’t cover it” I learned some big lessons.

Much of it was unnecessary and based on fear.  Most of it was repeated so my doctors could get insurance reimbursements simply for the visit.

The Holy Spirit nudged me for years, “no, you don’t need that.”

If God wants to spare us of needless and unwarranted trouble why not listen?

Who knows what or who he might save us from?

2 thoughts on “Shortcuts

  1. Sounds like you live in the same world I do, sad to say, but thank God we have light too coming from the good Lord

  2. I recently went through a very similar experience….thousands wasted!

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