Still and calmness
Far from where I'm from
Nearer to total reform
Sometimes moving too fast
Most times seemingly moving too slow
Yet wrapping myself in natures grasp
Moving towards the centre of its universe
Moving fast, yet standing still
Striving and yearning to
Embrace the father's will
standing still whilst moving fast
yet never exactly running out of gas
© Remi Banjo, revised February 2008
Sometimes whilst driving, I put my foot down on the accelerator, and I feel, "yeah, I am moving quite fast now"; only to look at the speed dial and then realise I'm only driving at the required speed limit, not moving any faster than I wanted to! Better still, I look around to other drivers hooting and passing me by!!! Imagine that ( I think I have ruined my Schumacher reputation now!:-).
Sometimes do you feel like you are running ever so fast, yet looking at your daily reality in God's will; it seems you haven't really gone very far! That sure is annoying as much as it is confusing! Sometimes, we want to run as fast as we can, but at the same time, we seem to be moving at a snail's pace!!!
Personally, I think God puts His finger on the speedometer and I can almost hear Him saying.. "now, now my child, this is the pace I have set for you at this point in time, mainly because I want you to appreciate the view, I want you to take a few classes, learn a few things, pick up a few wisdom points, and a few blessings, before you go any faster" (That's just my imagination taking hold).
Regardless the feeling of moving at a slower place, keep running, keep moving forward and keeping focused, we must; as long as we are not running on the same spot or going round the same circles like the Israelites did in Acts 7:36 and Exodus 14 & 15. Nope, but running with meaning, but still running the pace and race that we have been apportioned, in its due season.
1 Corinthians 9:24 - 25 reminds and encourages us why we run the race. It reads: "24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown".
Well, I don't know about you, but I want an imperishable crown, fully decorated with the most precious Jewels such as jasper and clear glass pure gold as described in Revelation 21:18 " The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass."
Also in Galatians 6:9, it reminds us to keep running and not to be weary, regardless. It reads "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
And finally in Hebrews 11:6, it reminds us what we need to keep ourselves focused, whilst in the raise… the essence of faith! It reads " But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
So here is me encouraging you, and yes, it might seem that you are not making progress as you would like, but keep on going. There is achievement and progress in the very act of trying, in the very act of starting and continuing the race!.