It’s OK To Be A Tortoise

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I recently read Psalm 37 in The Message Bible and in verses 34, 35 it read: ‘Wait passionately for God, don’t leave the path. He’ll give you your place in the sun while you watch the wicked lose it. I saw Wicked bloated like a toad croaking pretentious nonsense. The next time I looked there was nothing – a punctured bladder, vapid and limp.’

The fact is that the righteous will win. And who are the righteous? The Webster dictionary states that the righteous are: ‘upright, virtuous, acting in accordance with the dictates of morality, agreeing with right and just’.

But as a Christian, this is not necessarily about what we do, but in fact about who we are in Christ because of what He did for us on the Cross at Calvary.

Those who love and serve God will rise, not because of who they are, but because of who their God is. He watches out for the righteous.

He goes on to say: ‘Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don’t quit. God loves this kind of thing, never turns away from his friends. Live this way and you’ve got it made, but bad eggs will be tossed out. The good get planted on good land and put down healthy roots.’ Ps 37: 27-29

But I have heard many Christians say that things haven’t happened quick enough in their life, or that they still haven’t achieved their goals and their dreams. I have been guilty of the same complaint.

But the Lord spoke to me the other morning and said to me, ‘It’s ok to be a tortoise’.

Now I knew exactly what He meant by that statement. He was referring to the fable ‘The Hare & The Tortoise’. And we all know who won that race.

Life is a race. Not a 100 metre sprint, but rather a long distance marathon.

So slow and steady is ok, with God’s direction and His love and support in place – which is BIG and I mean BIG TIME towards you and me!!!!

See you at the winning post fellow tortoises.

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