I’ve heard it said that coasting is easy, but you can only coast downhill.
I was having a pity party the other day….you know….that few days a month when pity parties seem appealing? However, pity parties aren’t much fun, so the only one attending was me. I am so blessed with a growing church, a growing business and a growing ministry and well….I was growing tired LOL . I was thinking,” I want to just coast for a while”.
Coast v. coast·ed, coast·ing, coasts
1. To slide down an incline through the effect of gravity.
2. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort
3.To move without further use of propelling power.
The problem with coasting is that you can only coast successfully for long periods of time in one direction….down.
I decided that all I really needed was a “self -care” day, as my friend and christian counselor Blakely Forrest puts it, but that God doesn’t mean for His people to be coasters.
For days and days, I had been waking up at 6:11 am ….on the dot. I was thinking “6:11? What’s up with that? I go to bed at 11:00…I wake up at 6:11….I go to bed at 2:00, I wake up at 6:11…what’s the deal?” Finally, after several days of this irritating internal alarm clock , I asked the Lord “are you trying to tell me something?”…. and he said “Hebrews”. Really? Yes. Hebrews 6:11 This is where you stop following my blog, because I am so bad at listening to God…hehehe
So, here is Hebrews 6:10-12 for context.
10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
So, I’ll take a rest, but you won’t find me coasting…..because I want to show the same diligence to the very end, so that my hope may be fully realized.
No, God’s women are not coasters…
we are in it up to our elbows for the Kingdom, until finally we go to our eternal rest where our hope may be fully realized.