Shining Moments

Oct 15, 2012

All of a sudden Griffin, the Redskin quarterback, took that ball

and made a 76 yd touchdown sprint with under 3 minutes left in the game

past the Vikings.

Amazing to watch!

Even more amazing considering that he had just been recovering from a concussion.

He sure did run fast and that clinched the game.

But, what’s incredible, is that he could have run even faster.

Yes, if he hadn’t looked back

from time to time

he could have run even faster than he did.

So what?

It spoke to me as I watched the play yesterday.

Reminding me of times in life when I have looked back

only to discover that it hurt me more in the long run.

We hear it again and again

Keep your eyes on the goal.

Run to the finish.

Don’t get distracted.

“I press toward the prize for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)

Don’t look back.

It was Satchel Page, the famous baseball player, who paved the way for the blacks to play in the major leagues that said,

“Don’t look back, something may be gaining on you!”

Yes, although we can often learn from the past we must keep moving forward.

Forget the problems

Forget the failures

Let go of the feelings of defeat and discouragement

and run with undivided focus on that goal.

Looking back enslaves us to the past and oftentimes to others.

Do you oftentimes find yourself pondering the past or watching the actions of others?

The Apostle Paul could have been done in

if he had continued to think about his painful past before He knew the Savior.

So he urges his followers

“Don’t look back. Press forward.”

Let’s make it a discipline to keep our focus on the goal.

To run to win

To live in today with the future in mind.


Step by step

Shining moments brightening today with truth for the journey.

Eyes forward

leaning into the storm

giving it everything we’ve got.

How about it?

You with me?







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