Monday, October 29, 2012

You Win

By Rick Woodall

      As life passes challenges come and there are many hurdles to jump over. Discouragement creeps through the door of many lives and one may get to the point where they feel as if the floor under their feet has disappeared. We can become so preoccupied with what hasn’t happened that we cannot see what has.
      How has God blessed you? Is there anything that stands out in your mind that is delightful and positive? Maybe if we would just stop and calculate the awe-inspiring moments the hurdles will appear shorter.
      In the family of God we all have our worries and troubles. Sometimes we fill the overload of deadlines and personal goals. We get caught up in the nervous tension of the moment. We can’t hear the soothing song that causes worries to flee. 
      One can get all caught up in the physical that it blinds the eyes to the spiritual. The promises of Christ represent His teaching. While on this earth the people envisioned a physical kingdom. His promise was not based on things cash could acquire. Like them, we sometimes have trouble seeing the big picture.
      My gift reminds me that no matter how big the stress, God is still taking charge. One must finish the journey to fully get the picture.
      “Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” -  Phil 3:13-14
      Keep focused. Better days are just beyond the finish line.

- Rick Woodall is the minister for the Yorktown Road Church of Christ in Logansport Indiana. His weekly devotional message, Life Thoughts, can be found through this address:

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