Observant vs Oblivious

By: Anthony Baker

Oct 12 2018

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Category: animals, Hope, The Future

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This is Jack and Mona (I’m not crazy about the “Mona” name, but that’s what my daughter named her).

Jack is a Chiweenie (sp?). Mona is supposedly a Chorkie. Jack has been going on Saturday-morning breakfast rides for years, but this was Mona’s first.

Notice how that Jack is sitting all proper and face-forward, while Mona is more interested in what I’m doing with my feet and hands as I drive.

Jack knows the destination, but Mona does not.

Sometimes, when the struggles of life want to drag us down, we need to be reminded that we have a purpose and a destination.

Prophetically speaking of the Messiah to come, Jesus, the prophet Isaiah wrote:

For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. – Isaiah 50:7

Looking back at what Jesus did when He went to the cross, the writer of Hebrews said:

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:2

Jesus knew what He was here to do, and He knew why. He knew why He had to carry that cross, deal with the shame, and endure the pain: joy was going to be the result.

Why is it, then, that so many times we forget that we are on a journey, that somewhere down the road the carsickness and bumpy roads will be worth the trip? Why is it we often focus more on the confusion of the moment than keeping our eyes fixed on the goal?

The apostle Paul said:

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Knowing where you are going and why will help you deal with the present struggles that might be totally out of your control.

Why not be a little more like Jack?


One comment on “Observant vs Oblivious”

  1. Reblogged this on The Recovering Legalist and commented:

    It’s been a long time since I regularly posted to i4Daily … it’s been a long time since I had an iPhone 4s, too. But, who knows, maybe it’s time to crank it up again. Let me know what you think.


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