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
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