Pedal Pedal

Pedal Pedal

At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge.  Keeping track of the things I did wrong so I was to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I died.  He was like the President, I recognized his picture when I saw it, but I didn’t really know him.  But later on when I met Christ, it seemed that life was more like a bike ride.  But it was a tandem bike and I noticed Christ was in the back helping me pedal.  I don’t know just when it was that he suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since.  When I had control, I knew the way.  It was rather boring, but it was predictable.  It was the shortest distance between 2 points.  But when he took the lead, he knew delightful long-cuts.  Up mountains and through rocky places at break-neck speeds, it was all I could do to hang on.  Even though it looked like madness he said “Pedal…pedal.”  I worried; I was anxious and asked him, “Where are you taking me?”  He just laughed and didn’t answer.  And I started to learn to trust.  I forgot my boring life and entered into his adventure.  And when I said “I’m scared,” he’d lean back and touch my hand.  He took me to people who had gifts I needed, gifts of healing and acceptance, and joy, they gave me gifts I needed to take on my journey.  When we were off again he’d say, “Give those gifts away, now, they are extra baggage, too much weight.”  So I did to the people we met and found that in giving, I received.  And still our burden was light.  I didn’t trust him at first.  In control of my life, I thought he would wreck it.  But he knows bike secrets.  He knows how to make it bend to take sharp corners.  He knows how to clear high rocks.  He even knows how to fly to shorten scary passages.  And I’m learning to shut up and pedal.  In the strangest places and I’m beginning to learn to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face, and my constant, delightful companion Jesus Christ.  And when I’m sure that I just can’t do anymore, he just smiles and says “Pedal…pedal.”

This was read by Charles Swindoll during one of his sermons.  The author is anonymous.

It always amazes me how much we fight to maintain control of our lives, even though we really seem to mess it up more times than not.  Trust me, I know.  I did for most of my life.  Don’t get me wrong, I still make plenty of mistakes, but knowing that God is in control of my life brings me great peace.  I just love this short bit.  It really puts a great perspective on the whole thing.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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