“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” Henry Ford
My youngest son, Britton, faced his own fears this past month. It’s his first year of “big boy” football…full pads.
His fifth grade group didn’t have enough players to make a team- so he was asked by his coach to join the seventh and eighth grade team.
He worried about his ability to play with boys much bigger, stronger and faster…more experienced. But with the encouragement of his coach- he decided to try.
It’s been four weeks and he’s loving it. His coach has eased him into the action and Britton is getting better with every practice. His confidence level has increased with every practice.
I can learn a lot from my 11 year old.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1
We are called to cast aside all the obstacles that are keeping us from living lives of hope and honor.
We need to run unincumbered toward Jesus.
So, what’s holding you back?
Whatever it is…pride, envy, greed, addiction or fear…we need to pray for the strength-the endurance- to give it over to God.
Please pray for me to face my own fears- fears that distract me from a closer walk with Jesus.
And let me know how I may pray for you.