In our journey through life it is easy for us to slow down or become “sluggish”. Life has a lot of hardships and demotivators. One day we can be on top of the world and the next day find all of our dreams dashed on the rocks. The tendency when life deals us these cards is to slow down and quit pressing forward. A few years back, there was a company that specialized in demotivating sayings that I believe every one of us have thought at one time or another. One saying goes, “CHALLENGES – I expected times like this – but I never thought they would be so bad, so long, and so frequent.” Another that is written is, “DOUBT – In the battle between you and the world; bet on the world.”
This is often how we feel, and we dwell on things such as this, but the truth of the matter is God thinks of good things toward us not bad. Thoughts of a future and a hope. When life hands us sour grapes we have to press on and not become sluggish. Not to slow down but rather to press forward full speed ahead. The enemy of our souls wants us to quit and give up, but God wants us to stay on track and press forward. Hebrews 6:12 says, “that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
Do not become sluggish! Imitate those who have experienced hardship but still pressed on. Imitate those who have faced disappointments and frustration but kept going and did not become sluggish. When the going gets tough we must grow closer to God not farther away. Press on!