‘The race is not given to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…’
Last week I went to North Carolina to a family member’s funeral. Typically I am not able to attend these types of gatherings because of my very busy schedule. I also don’t particularly care for long car rides. However, this time I felt compelled to go with my dad and mom. I love being with my family. So I asked my oldest brother and his wife to drive us in our sprinter and I asked my sister Darnice to go along as well. Even though the trip was surrounding unfortunate circumstances, I was excited to see my cousins whom I had not seen in years. I used to spend a few weeks every summer with them so I could not wait to hug their necks and tell them how much I loved them. Knowing that this ride would be five hours long, we brought movies, blankets, pillows, and snacks. I also had my ipad and some work that I knew I could work on while riding.
Not even halfway down the road there was a cry for a restroom break. So my brother pulled into one of those rest stops for everyone to use. Now, while I was in the restroom, someone had this grand idea to sit down and eat. I wanted to grab and go because of the anticipation and excitement to see my cousins. Well this of course added more time to our trip to North Carolina. We actually sat there for over an hour eating food that none of us liked. So yes, I complained that the food was nasty and I was ready to roll so we could hurry and get to where we were going.
As soon as I sat down Holy Spirit started to minister to me. He asked me what was my rush, and as I pondered His question for a minute I had no answer. I knew He was about to teach me a lesson. He said your destination has been set. You know you are on your way to NC so relax and enjoy the ride.
THERE WILL BE PIT STOPS ALONG THE WAY, BUT IT’S OKAY!
Relax and enjoy your trip…
You are now wondering what does all this mean for you. Well in this faith walk you know where you are headed so you have to focus on that so you can enjoy the trip. There will be pit stops along the way, but its okay. You may have to move twice or like me, three times before you move into your dream home. So many people are in a rush to get where they are going and when you do that you can’t enjoy your journey. These are moments you will never experience again. 2 Corithians 5:7 says “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” This scripture says we walk. Faith is not our ticket to participate in a sprint. Then Isaiah 28:10 says “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.”
I have said all of this just to say, it’s time for you to “relax and enjoy your trip.”