We use the term “plowing ahead” to say that we are continuing to do something difficult or unsuccessful without resistance. Or as Paul the Apostle would put it, we press on toward the goal. What was Paul’s goal? It was a deeper relationship with Christ.
As I think about plowing ahead two things come to mind: slow moving farm vehicles and that there is still plenty of plowing ahead of us. It’s time to put this slow moving farm vehicle in reverse. (Beep, beep, beep)
As I reflect on how I originally felt when my blogging adventure took off, and all that unfolded afterwards, I was surprised by the rough stuff that life threw at me, but apparently the rough stuff is the good stuff. We don’t prefer it this way so we set out on our adventures with our hopes set high, and if you’re anything like I am your eyes are wide and you’re ready for those good things to manifest right this minute! The funny thing is that they are happening. This is why Paul the Apostle could say that He delighted in weakness, in hardships, in insults and the lot! He knew that with each trial Christ’s power was resting on him. Things were happening!
You know what? Plowing can be hard work. Yesterday I wasn’t in a good place. I really didn’t want to plow. I wasn’t happy with myself, either, so I pushed through the day until I ended up in tears. Then all I wanted to do was listen to music in hopes of finding that comfort and peace. I did find some peace as I listened to a couple of songs (among others) that close friends had shared. I’d also recieved some comfort through friends blogs earlier in the day. They were all great reminders of God’s grace, provisions and blessings in my life as I continue to plow forward slowly.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:14
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
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