Fix Your Eyes on the Prize

This past weekend I found myself in a much bigger city, in a much bigger mall than little ol’ Beaumont, Tx. Talk about a fish out of water.

As we shopped for new shoes for Maggie, I was saddened by the clothes all around me. I was saddened by the music blaring through the stores and the words people were flippantly speaking. I was saddened by the signage that adorned the walls. And I was really sad that my daughter had to see and hear it all as well.

I wanted to jump ship. I felt out of place, and I felt defeated as a Christian.

Then God got me. He said, “Snap yourself out of it, girl. Don’t forget who wins.”

God wins. Even though I felt defeated, He will not be defeated.

Sin surrounds us. My goodness, even Jesus was surrounded by sin. But God is bigger than sin.

I can’t fix the whole world. But (with God) I can work on my piece of the world. I can remember who wins this world – the one who created it.

Don’t look at the now. Fix your eyes on the prize and get to work.

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

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