“It’s hard to slow down when the race has no finish line.”
(Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider, page 66)
The internet has deceived me, and I dare say, maybe you as well. It tells me, “You must keep going.” Truth be known, I do not. The internet, and social media, will go on without me. I do not need to read … one more post, leave one more comment or respond to one more. There is nothing saying I must write another post or “like” another one.
We don’t need to post another Facebook status, or 140 character tweet, or pin to Pinterest, or Instagram more pictures to show our activities throughout the day.
We keep going, keep posting, keep checking because of the very fact – there is no end. No finish line in sight.
Or at least that is what we are led to believe.
But here’s the truth – there is. There really is a finish line. Every day we are each a little closer to that finish line too. Paul had the right idea when he told us ….
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on the day of his return.”
(2 Timothy 4:7-8, NLT)
I must be sure I am running the race, the right race at that.
These days – I cannot get them back. Neither will you. Live in light of what is truly important. Sickness has been a gift. A gift which began to open my eyes.
I must take time to rest. To quiet myself. Time with no demands, concentrating on the truly important which is with me and in front of me.
My lifeline is time spent with God and my family. The only important tasks are those He requires of me each day. The demands and pulls which are calling out, distracting me from the essentials and vitals of life, need to be put back in their place.
There really is a finish line.
I want to cross it knowing I was all in.