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Keep On Going

Posted: Friday, November 13

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Ezekiel 27:1-28:26
Hebrews 11:17-31
Psalm 111:1-10
Proverbs 27:15-16  

 

Verse of the day:

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. (Hebrews 11:27)


In his book Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes: “There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons. But then the karate lesson guy said I had to start paying him five dollars a lesson. So I just went back to paying the bully.” Too many people feel it is easier just to pay the bully than it is to learn how to defeat him. But in time, we realize that giving in to bullies costs far more than standing up to them.

 

 

Moses learned to deal with the bullies of life. He was called a man of faith. One of the reasons he was described so was because he learned the secret of endurance: focus. The writer of Hebrews said, “He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.” Moses wasn’t distracted by the wealth, power, or pleasures of life. Instead he locked into something, or should I say, Someone who was worth pursuing, Someone who captured his focus. Moses’ focus made him consistent and persistent. He never gave up after a couple of “tries.” He was all in.


 

Let me ask you some questions:

  •   What or who is it that you are pursuing? What are your eyes set on?

 

  • Do you seem to be trapped in the past – always looking back instead of ahead?

 

  • Have you become discouraged because you feel like haven’t reached your goal as quickly as you wish?

 

  •  Is what you are pursuing worth it? Has “He”(Jesus) captured you

 

 

If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to put Jesus first. If you’re feeling bullied by past mistakes or present circumstances, you can fight back and you can overcome in Christ. If you don’t like the results of your life, it’s time to reevaluate your focus; that’s what Moses did at the age of 40 – he changed his focus – and you can too. If you’re serving Jesus, keep on going; your reward is just ahead!