In college I sat under the preaching of Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. There is one quote of his I will never forget:
“You were running so well. What happened?”
I love this quote. It’s not wrought with emotion. It’s cliché-less. It’s pointed. It’s unmistakable. It plays no games.
I ask you the same question. Maybe there was a time when your gaze was fixed solely on the Lord and His priority in your life. Perhaps you lost focus. We all do. It’s human nature. That’s why community is so important. It keeps us going . . . moving forward, pursuing what really matters . . . running well.
I urge you, if your pace has slowed (or maybe you’ve even quit), keep running and find others to run with.
Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us.” (CSB)