“Are You On Track?”
Are You on Track?
As my family and I were riding on the Amtrak train from Atlanta to D.C. occasionally, it felt like the train almost jumped off of the track. It was moving very fast and sometimes there were some curves. I would dose off to sleep and feel a jerk as the train could have gone off track but God kept it on track. Every time I felt like this, I would pray “Lord please get us to our destination safely or just say JESUS!” I realized that although I felt the jerks and the curves, it was only the grace of God that kept the train on track.
Unlike this train, we may have some days where we actually get off track. Webster defines a track as a course laid out, or a way of life, conduct or action. I don’t know about you but I have experienced being off track and it’s an uncomfortable feeling. Being off track means that something isn’t quite going right. It can be in your marriage relationship, in your relationship with the Lord, in your finances, or even with your body.
REASONS WE GET OFF TRACK
- In Marriage – We allow someone or something that our spouse has said/done to affect us in such a way that we stop doing the good things that we would normally do.
- In Our Relationship with Christ – We spend less time praying and reading the Word. Attending church and worshiping is no longer a priority.
- In Our Finances – An unexpected bill/expense comes our way or we stop tithing or giving on a regular.
- In Our Body – We start eating better and exercising then we go back to eating the things that we know aren’t good and doing very little exercise.
Although we all have our moments where we may get off track, the key is not to stay there for long. Staying on track means persevering, being obedient to God and doing the things that you KNOW are right.
HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK?
- Remember that Christ is our hope and He will get us back on track.
- Pray, Pray and Pray! Increase your time with the Lord.
- Ask God to forgive you and if necessary, the person who may have been affected by your actions.
- Don’t dwell on your past mistakes or whatever got you off track, move forward.
- Know that God is able to keep you on track.
Be encouraged to stay on track! If you have experienced something that has you off track,determine to get back on track. KEEP PERSEVERING, DON’T GIVE UP! Do what Philippians 3:13-14 says, Forget what is behind and press toward what is ahead. Press on toward the goal to win the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.