One of the Main Things
Blocking and tackling. Hitting the open man. "Gentlemen, this is a football." The basics.
Sometimes in seeking that extra half-second that takes us up an echelon, we can forget the fundamentals. We can lose sight of what got us here. But maybe, instead of the hundred things we try to juggle to make us faster, higher, stronger, a great life just requires that we remember two or three.
For example, when we get a biblical peek into heaven in the book of Revelation, where people are trying to describe why they're giving "glory and honor" to God, their reasoning is based on something you probably learned in kindergarten—"for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being" (Revelation 4:11).
God made you. Stop to think what that means . He made you with love, with intention, with enough unique detail that no one else on the planet—either now or in all the centuries past—has ever looked exactly like you. (I mean, think of how many combinations of eyes, ears, and noses that takes!)
Maybe some mornings, all you need to start your day is to look at your open hands, with their opposable thumbs and functional design, and realize that God has a purpose for you and for everything yet to happen in the next 24 hours. He's put too much thought into you to make you have to over think.
Pray this prayer: Lord, if I ever doubt my purpose in life, help me remember that you created me for a reason. I know we're not just a bunch of randomly assembled body parts. Help me to live and worship you with that kind of intention.
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