D A I L Y R E A D I N G
D A I L Y D E V O
Life is so much more than just going to school and work everyday, or even hanging with friends. As a child of God, you are called to run a race, to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
No matter how much you feel like you’re stuck where you are, doing the same things day in and day out, know that this is not the case at all. Even if you see the same people every day and you go to the same job or the same classrooms each week, know that every single day you are moving forward. You have the opportunity to be filled with the joy of the Lord and exciting about living for Him every single day you’re alive.
Just like a person running a marathon, you don’t train for months or years just to get on the course and run in place. Instead, you run toward the end goal. Even when you’re tired and ready to give up, you keep going. Even if you have to stop and replenish yourself with water or a quick breather, you keep going until you reach the end.
Your confidence in Christ should be the same way! Just because you had a difficult day at work or you had a disagreement with a loved one that doesn’t mean that you’re automatically halted and can no longer move forward.
God wants to propel you forward every single day. You might feel completely stuck at your current job or stuck in your hometown. You might trapped by your own thoughts and emotions.
Whatever it is, keep pressing on. Don’t give up just because things seem to be too difficult. You are a child of God and through Jesus, He is with you every step!
Morgan Harper Nichols