Tuesday, March 24, 2009

At the Gates

While sitting at the gates for a race, we sit there thinking through every hill, every table-top, and every turn. We run the start through our heads making sure that our bodies will react with precision and every ounce of skill that we possess. The amount of concentration taking place at the starting gate is so thick you can smell it. And when that gate drops we push with every spark of energy we have to make the best run of our lives. On the other hand, we wake up in the morning, take our showers, eat breakfast and get dressed for work, with very little enthusiasm. When we get to work, we approach it with distaste and mediocrity. We slowly push ourselves through our day trying to utilize as little energy as we can get away with. When we get home we straiten up the house and plop our selves down in front of the Television for an evening of slacking off, only moving from our Lazy-Boy to refill our glass of tea…and even that takes weighing our options.

The questions: Which way do we approach our relationship with Jesus and the path that he places before us? Do we approach it the way we approach the big race, with excitement and our absolute best? Or do we approach it with a slothful dislike as we approach a job that we really don’t want to do? Think on it.