Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Slow, But Steady

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT) Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus.

There’s an older gentleman who lives in my neighborhood.  He can hardly walk, but I see him out every day doing his thing - shuffle, shuffle... advance the walker.  He’s like Aesop’s slow, but steady, tortoise.  He claims he’ll die if he stops walking.  Today he shuffled nearly a mile to CVS and home again.

His perseverance inspires me.

If he can persevere, then so can I.  Strip off anything that slows me down and focus on Jesus.  Especially when my depression encourages me to stay in bed, I must let Him lead me out of the darkness.  I must listen and obey the voice of God in my soul.  I must act on His guidance.

I spent some time outside today and accepted an offer to walk in the woods later this week.  I joined the gym I’ve been contemplating.  I took a few steps toward the light.  Slow but steady.

What race has God set before you?  What challenges thwart or distract you?  Do you need to refocus on the goal?

How do you keep your eyes on Jesus? (tweet this)

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