I live in the fast lane and have learned a few things along the way. I do not recall any time in recent memory getting up in the morning and making a decision about what to wear. I do this prior to going to bed, and if I am leaving the house at 3:00 AM the clothes are in a room besides the bedroom, so that I am not in and out of the room 35 times waking up the wife of my youth. You may have gathered that I also plan the next day prior to beddy-bye.
One of my early heroes was Vince Lombardi. In a speech to his players on commitment Coach Lombardi said:
“When we make a commitment, in essence, we’re making a decision to do something. The Latin root for decision is to “cut away from” as an incision during surgery. So when we commit to something, what we’re really doing is “cutting away” all our other options, all our other possibilities. When we commit to something, we cut away all the excuses, all the rationalizations.”
Notice a similar line in Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
In life’s race, “cut away” the unnecessary, looking to Christ.
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly