A Tube is Not Inconvenient

Last week I left my keys for the office at home. Therefore, when I left the office I had to go home, get the keys, go back to the office, and lock the door. The handle lock was locked, but the deadbolt was not locked. Since I’m the new guy at the office I did not want the other folks to come in the next day and find the deadbolt not locked, though the door was locked. I felt it would not have been a good testimony.

However, I had planned an evening with the family and this was going to mess that up. Not surprisingly they were forgiving and the kids even wanted to ride back to the office with me to lock the door. This also gave Lucia about 45 minutes to herself, which was not bad either. So that is what we did.

On the way back from the office I told Tristen, because she is now sitting in the front seat, that it was inconvenient to do all of this, but I still think it was best for a testimony sake, glorify God, and to serve my office mates.

She asked, “What does inconvenient mean?”

I thought to myself, “I don’t know. How can I explain that?”

Then it came to me. I shared with her about the time last year when we came back from the lake and one of the kids had to pee. We were on a desolate stretch of road and there were no places to go other than the side of the road. I said that was inconvenient. Then I asked, “Wasn’t that you?” To which she said…here it is…a classic moment from Tristen,

No way dad! I would never do that. I have to sit down when I pee or I will pee all over my leg. It had to be buddy. He’s got a tube and he can point it where he wants it to go.

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).