“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
What does it take to stay on track spiritually?
Motivation: We need a strong motivator to keep us on track. Going to church because your spouse wants you to (and will possibly stop nagging) is a definite motivator, but is it strong enough to keep you on track? Most likely not.
When we feel as though we have nowhere else to turn, but to God, that’s probably a stronger motivator. Sometimes when we face tests and trials in our lives, it motivates us to turn to God.
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68 NIV
Merit: Does it hold merit or value to you? Let’s face it, we do the things that we really want to do.
.“..and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure.”
Proverbs 2:4 NIV
Motion: Staying on the right track means moving forward. Ever hear the saying, “You can’t steer a parked car?”
You are either moving forward in your relationship to Christ, or you are going backward. There is no sitting still. #growingclosertoGod
— Beckie Lindsey (@BeckieLindsey_) August 11, 2015
I’ve noticed that when I feel like I’m sitting still— or going nowhere, in actuality, I’m getting run over.
Run over by my guilty feelings of not growing.
Run over by the worries of life.
Run over by doubts and fears.
Flat as pancake—RUN OVER.
How about you?
The good news is, God is ready to help you get back on track and move that train forward!
Take away and application:
Here’s a simple prayer: Lord, I want my motives to match Yours. Please show me any area in my life that doesn’t. I want to make my relationship to You my top priority every single day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…” Matthew 6:33