Monday, May 17, 2010
"Since we are surrounded by so many examples [of faith], we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up." ~Heb. 12.1 (GWT)
We've all read the story of the tortise and the hare. The moral of the story is that slow and consistent is best to achieve a winning result. It's a lesson we hear repeatedly as children and is carried into adulthood usually stored away in the back of our mind until it's time to teach our children the same thing.
It has become a point of interest to me lately though...
I have found that I am the world's worst for exploding with vitality, energy and focus when engaging some new, important, all-consuming task, only to lose vision and drive a relatively short time later.
I am witnessing the same thing with others around me and find that it must be indicative of some common flaw - hmmmm....
So, what's the solution? I'm not totally sure at this point - but I know Where the answer will come from.
Maybe the days of trying to regain focus have taught one thing, that is perhaps the distractions lie just far enough off the Path to catch my attention, not necessarily trip me and there-in lies the key.
I need blinders. I need to "see" the goal, the end result, the end from the beginning.
I need to embrace the realization that change doesn't happen quickly most of the time and be patient - savoring the process of change as it occurs.
I need to value the journey, the lessons learned and the wisdom gained from the experience.
I need determination to win this race, not just finish.
Time to run...