I’m always amazed at how time flies! And how very busy my life is. I bet yours is the same way.
Sitting here at my desk, I’m surrounded by blog interviews that need to be done, TV appearance requests, Radio interview requests, three new book proposals, bills, receipts, and book endorsement requests. And that’s just my “writing” stuff. Let’s not even talk about personal stuff, or homeschooling, or … ugh. I’m feeling just a tad bit overwhelmed.
My title for this was: Running . . . out of time. Aren’t we all running? Shouldn’t we be running? Hebrews 12:1-3 says this, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.” (NASB)
So yes, I’m running. And I’m running out of time – we ALL are. I’m running the race set before me and as the enemy tries to steal my time (especially my writing time, it seems) I’m going to keep ON running. How many more people will God place in my path? I don’t know, because I don’t know how much time I have left, but I DO know that He wants me – and all of us – to be lights for Him, use the gifts that He has given us, and keep running the race.
Throw off those encumbrances, get rid of that sin, fix your eyes on Jesus and let’s run with whatever amount of time we have left.
Kimberley Woodhouse is a wife, mother, author, and musician with a quick wit and positive outlook despite difficult circumstances. A popular speaker, she’s shared at more than 600 venues across the country. Kimberley and her family’s story have garnered national media attention for many years, but most recently her family was chosen for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Montel Williams Show, and Discovery Health channel’s Mystery ER which premiered in 2008. Her story, Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy, is available now from Focus on the Family/Tyndale Publishers. Kimberley lives, writes, and homeschools in Colorado with her husband of seventeen years and their two children in their truly “extreme” home.
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