Everyone does it. It’s part of every camping trip. What is it about throwing rocks in the water that will keep a grown person (or child for that matter) occupied for far longer than seems natural?
Personally, I think the thrill of competition motivates. Who can skip the rock with the highest number of bounces? Who can hit the target first? Who can throw the furthest? We got to win; it’s wired into our very nature.
What if we took that same natural instinct and applied it to life and spiritual matters?
Listen to what scripture says, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:24, NIV) There are things in life, and in the Spirit, that cannot be obtained without the discipline of pursuit. Training, endurance, and strategic growth all fuel what we will experience in the future. If you ignore these principles, our lives will naturally atrophy into regret…or something far worse.
Do what you got to do! Don’t put it off. Seize today, and tomorrow will yield both the practical and the supernatural.