Just keep going.
I woke this morning, and as I was reaching for the button on the alarm clock, this week’s word, Keep, came to my mind. And I thought ‘what the heck am I going to write about? Seriously… what a word!’
And as I pushed the button, the beginning of a Scripture came to mind. (thank you Jesus!)
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Philippians 3:13-15
I realized after I looked it up that it doesn’t have the word keep in it…exactly. But as I think of how God placed it in my mind, I feel like He was saying…Keep Going.
Just. Keep. Going.
Maybe you have an area in your life that makes you weary. I sure do…more than I care to list.
Raising godly young gentleman….yikes it’s a tiring process, one step forward, two steps back some days. But some days, theres 2 steps forward and only one step back. And then the amazing days of one step forward…and no steps back!
School lunches (I occasionally have done the math of how many I’ve packed, and how many more I have to go…but as the former number grows and the latter number diminishes…I realize how many days I’ve wished away…but that’s a whole other post;)
Tidying the house…and all the mamas say Amen!
Cleaning toilets used by boys…no more words needed.
Sometimes you feel like you’re running, and running, and never getting far. Or you’re running through mud, and it’s you that tracked across the freshly mopped floor.
Life isn’t easy. Even with Jesus. Perhaps because of Jesus. Because I know now who I want to be like when I grow up…Jesus. And He’s hard to measure up to.
And some days, its just hard.
But by His grace, His strength, and His mercy we can keep going.
Keep our eye on the goal…keep on keepin’ on…in Jesus, through Jesus, for Jesus.
Just. Keep. Going.
Because we’re not in this all alone. He is there right beside you. Loving you, strengthening you, cheering you on.