Friday, June 26, 2015

Only You


You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? Galatians 5:7 

Galatians 5:7 is one of my favorite verses. I guess the reason is because I have lived it so many times. I can easily run a good race for a couple of weeks, but the daily routine of running finally gets to me, and I stop running. The truth is that I am basically undisciplined. I like the idea of living a disciplined life; I just don’t like the hard work it takes to achieve it.

 I love a clean closet, but that means I must pick up my clothes and shoes every single day. I love a clean desk, but that means I must handle paper only once, which is extremely hard for me to do. I love a clean car, but that means I must dispose of the trash I seem to collect. I love to see that I’ve lost weight when I get on the scale, but that means I must watch what I eat and write it down every day.

Well, you get the picture. I’m the only one who can run my race, and you are the only one who can run your race. Who keeps cutting in to keep us from obeying the truth? I suspect the answer is a simple one—me and you!

PRAYER:  Dear Lord, I want to run a good race to the finish line. Help me to keep from cutting in on myself today.

Journal: In what way are you your own worst enemy? Pray about a race that you need to re‐enter.

—Carole Lewis

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU, I was clearing out my home closets and found my FIRST PLACE kit; putting it back to use and started once again. I LOVE IT; gives me PEACE of MIND and love the bible study. All my books are now in my pantry FOREVER. Thank you...

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