I'm crazy about road construction! If ever passing through Tulsa, welcome to the land of orange barrels! We've got 'em and we're obviously proud of 'em!
Yes, I know road construction is a hassle, interruption, and a pain. But what hope!
Other than city streets being torn up en route to whatever part of Tulsa you would wish to travel, the I-44 centerpiece is in huge disarray as it is being widened from 41st St. to the river. Yippee!
You should see the mess. Bridges are going down that bridges can go up. Buildings are coming down right, left, and center. Temporary roads divert irritable drivers (that would me many of us) while big machinery crawls up one hill and down another slope. How fabulous!
Why the sheer enthusiasm? For what all of this will one day be.....brand new and beautiful!
So don't get discouraged with all of your orange barrel friends or your orange barrel life. It is under huge construction for God is building something new. He isn't adding a skill or taking away a flaw. He is starting over and widening your capacity to live brand new and beautiful!
Don't be discouraged. The street that passes by our church is full of ragged potholes and deep ruts. If I'm sad about that street it is because it has been left to deteriorate without attention. The day the orange barrels go up will be the day I will shout with joy. Finally orange barrel life will come to my street!
You have an orange barrel moment? Don't fight it. Don't wait until the project is completed to get happy. Love it right now! New life is definitely in the process. You are one of the lucky ones!