Our 40 Days to Prepare for God’s Plans is winding up this week! Can you fix your eyes on Jesus and take 3 more steps towards reaching your goals?
I am usually all gung-ho at the beginning of a project, fizzle out in the middle, and then fire-up again at the end. Anyone else?
But, Hebrews 12:1-3 gave me a gentle nudge today:
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Considering what Jesus endured for me, am I really too tired to take one more action step towards my goal? Thinking about all those people who were opposing Jesus during his ministry, should I feel discouraged right now?
Am I really too busy to take 30 minutes to press forward and keep running towards the dream God whispered into my heart? Is anything too hard for God?
In these final days of our 40 day journey, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus and keep running! Consider all the people around you and in Heaven who are cheering you on ~ and then push yourself to the next step, and the next one… until the finish line comes into view.
I would like to finish these 40 days gasping for breath ~ giving it all for God.
Lord, help each person on this 40 Days to Prepare for God’s Plans journey to see the next steps You would like her to finish before this stage of our race is finished. Father God, we ask that You magnify Your presence in these next few days so that we will not grow weary. Let us honor You and bring You glory, O God. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray. Amen!
Let’s go ~ let’s run this race to the finish!