17 Jul Your Personal Pace, Part 2
In this post, I’d like to chat a bit about the different components and stages of your life that ought to play into the determination of what your pace is. By the way, I am not a proponent of breaking this thing down so far or so “catchy” that we come up with a handful of different paces.
John the Baptist put it this way in John 3: “A man can only receive what is given him from heaven.” He was being told by his followers that Jesus was kind of the guy in town these days.
You know, that church down the street that’s just started, but is already bigger than yours (did I just say that?). We’re talking about the Pastor across town that’s a couple decades younger than you and has already written 3 books in comparison your nasty, ol’ goose egg of a library.
Well, John’s answer? “I am John, not Jesus. I will always be John and I will never be Jesus. He’s gonna WALK on water; I’m gonna swim. A man can only receive what is given him from heaven.”
I think you have to start with this one supposition – God has given us all everything we need to accomplish for Him. What we don’t already have, He will give when we need it. Some of those things He will give us as lifelong abilities. Other of those things He will give us just when we need them, and only for a specific time or season.
My experience is, if we don’t start here, we get lost. Fast. Before you know it. Good intentions and all, but lost is lost, isn’t it?
It begs the question …. what are you doing right now that is spinning your wheels for your own cause instead of His? What are you doing or who are you now that He never gave you to do or to be?