Thursday, July 11, 2013

Live Life UNSTUCK!!

This week has been full of Jesus, from Revival services, to hearing about the great things going on at kid’s camp, to waking up in the middle of the night dealing with life changing thoughts and revelations. I’m expecting even more tonight with All State Drama Tour!

During service Tuesday night, I had a moment that hit me like ton of bricks. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the main focus of the service. Have you ever had those moments in church? The preacher is preaching on one thing but you walk away with a totally different thing from it? Well, that is what happened to me.

The message was on finishing your race. It was heavily geared toward encouraging you, if you fall, to get back up and keep running. To never look away from the finish line and to stay focused on it. Something that was said struck me the way it was meant, and then in another way also. “There is no rule in track that says if you fall you are disqualified”. Wow, think about it! Life is a race, and if you fall or make mistakes, you are not automatically disqualified. You should pick yourself up and keep going.

On the flip side of that, I was hit between the eyes with another thought. If in life someone else (not you) falls, they are not automatically disqualified. For those I love, when they fall (because let’s be honest, we all do at some time or another) I need to realize that it isn’t the end. They aren’t disqualified and they have the ability to pick themselves up and keep running the race.

Here is the bottom line. If you fall down in the race of life, the only person keeping you down is yourself. You can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep running toward the finish line. If you are struggling with someone else’s fall in life, the only one keeping you from moving forward and finishing your own race, is you. Don’t let someone else’s mistakes in life, keep you stuck where you are. Dwelling on them and wallowing in self-pity over them, does nothing for them and it does nothing for you.

Live life UNSTUCK! Release yourself and others from what is holding you down, not by some magic formula, but by making a choice to run your race looking forward to the finish line, not looking back at the past or in the lane next to you at the person beside you. Pray for the person in the lane next to you and encourage them as they run their race, but don’t get stuck standing there waiting on them.


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