This is the start of One More Truth and to properly set the tone, I’ll open with truth: thinking about the first post took less effort than actually writing it. It seemed easier to leave the cursor blinking on an empty page.
Writing had been a ‘someday’ goal; easier to set and much harder to work toward. But I was conflicted. Writing the first post wasn’t the starting line; I was already running. I had been planning One More Truth for several months – choosing the theme, purchasing a domain name, and consulting a designer. With the site design complete, the big moment had arrived. It was thrilling and terrifying, but to never begin writing was essentially dropping from the race. At this point, was quitting really easier?
The Bible refers to the faith life as a race. Following Jesus isn’t a temporary journey, wandering until we sort things out, find home, and settle comfortably into ‘normal life.’ Jesus-following is active and intentional with eyes and energy concentrated on moving forward. Always. Finishing well is important, but the focus is on running well. The goal in the faith race is obedience – one intentional step of obedience after the other – because obedience is faith. It’s a fluid motion, meant to flow into and throughout everyday living. Obeying isn’t a mindless routine, but an intentional discipline. It’s fueled by love. Jesus prompts us and we move.
God has a purpose and design for you. Are you in it? You can run, walk, or even crawl, just don’t become static. What’s the next step for you today? For me, I’ll finally click a button…