Sometimes you’re scrolling through life paying no mind to content and instead focusing all your attention on the comments. Always anticipating what others will say In response to your actions and decisions. Making assumptions off of the body language or perceived interpretation of another individuals action. There is always an equation running through your mind as you try to figure out what all the puzzle pieces will equate too. You have two issues:
1. You care to much about what people say even despite the fact the Lord God has spoken to you.
2. You want to know the future before it even occurs. Where is your faith?
“Quitters or the “I give up” people are simply individuals who would have winning streaks if they persevered when everything in and around them told them to give up.”
“I don’t run much but I sit and watch everyone run. My mother says I’ll get to my destination by crawling from one space to the next. That is how I’ll win my own personal race. Despite that I ask myself why can’t I run too? I want to feel the easiness of my breath as I glide through the pathway of my life completely free. I too desire to be whole-whole enough to run a race.Every time I awaken and claim my victory of running that day I begin and eventually run smack dead into a brick wall and shatter into a million pieces. My father says to me “why do you do this to yourself? You know you have to take it easy. Try crawling beloved ” He always says this but every-time I see someone else running I want to do the exact same thing.
But I’vebeen thinking that I’m really tired and just need rest. I’ve been thinking that if I crawl that maybe I can recuperate emotionally and eventually learn how to walk and then eventually run. You know my father has workers that go before me and they tear down the brick walls.The machinery they use is the best in the industry and I prefer it that way because many have run into these walls and have been left shattered on the floor. My fathers workers always tell me to retreat when they see me running because they haven’t gotten to the walls that I’m trying to face.
I was being broken for no reason.”
Disclaimer: the running of a race has nothing to do with the actual action of running but rather being a participant in a race. So long as you are in the race you are running. In the above section titled discourse running referred to individuals who were fast and got things done quickly while those who crawled were considered slow or left behind.
Lessons: Read this slowly, chew it up slowly. Spit it out. Take it back in. Meditate on these scriptures. They’ll be written upon the tablet of your heart.
1. Slow down.
2 Peter 3:8-9ESV
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV
2. Don’t compare your race.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
Hebrews 12:1 KJV
“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”
2 Timothy 4:7 KJV
3. Rest in the security of knowing that he has your best interest at heart.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
From the Writer’s Corner:
I have come to realize that each and every person really has to dig within themselves to uncover the root issues that are linked to the fruits that they manifest in their lives. In other words the issues you have internally may be producing certain habits . I’m not here to telling anyone how to sort themselves. This is my New Wine Old Skin process. I do this for myself sha, but if you see something in me that correlates with something occurring in you then use that phrase,word,idea or inspiration and let that be the starting point. Begin to dig at that point to find your root problems.
And please use the word of God(the Holy Bible) to guide you in this process. Trying to solve your issues without guidance from your creator is also the equivalent of “running into a brick wall.” I like to think of it like this: imagine walking in a maze and The Holy Spirit holds your hand while showing you where to turn(directing your thought process and seeing yourself or situation clearly) while Jesus Christ, the son of God, is there tearing down those brick walls.
Please don’t try to solve any issue in your life without Jesus Christ. Why spend an hour trying to solve an issue when you could get the answer or the strength to endure the situation instantly.
This life with Christ is the best. If you have never been proud of yourself and your works his presence encourages you and changes you to be better then what you could have ever imagined for yourself.
This is the NwosS perspective. Keep growing in Christ.