YES YOU CAN!
Earlier this week I saw a mum with two children who was meant to go for a ride in the cyclopark next door to our home. What caught my attention was seeing the mum carry a child’s bike and a daughter who was keen for mum to also carry her other safety gear. The young girl was distressed and not wanting to go further. Then I noticed there was a second kid with the blue version of the bike. He had ridden his bike and moved forward. I then worked out that the children were a set of twins. The twin boy was rearing to go while the twin girl was having a dramatic moment which left mum frustrated.
Within a few minutes, something interesting happened, the twin boy rode back and told the twin girl how nice riding forward was and how she needs to come and see. He said a few more words along the lines of ‘you can do it’ and before we all knew it, the twin girl stopped whining, wiped her tears, mounted her bike, got her safety gear and started riding with her brother. The brother had saved the day! Mum looked relieved and they moved forward without further drama as far as I saw. The twin boy helped the twin girl and showed her she could do it.
As I thought of how the twin boy helped the twin girl focus on the goal, which was to go out and have a great time riding their bicycles, I realised that many of us like the twin girl get distracted by so many things and we sometimes need someone who has ridden ahead to come along us and help us regain our focus and drive so we can get on with the journey set ahead of us.
God’s word says
‘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
While on the journey of life we need to understand that there will be things to endure and there will equally be a need to keep our focus on Jesus our helper who will help us achieve the goal.
Just like the twin boy was there as a motivator that kept the twin girl going, we also need to develop the right company around us that will include people that will continue to encourage us on in the great journey of life. Will you therefore give me the opportunity to encourage you with this article by saying, no matter the happenings around you or how you are feeling at the moment, do not despair nor give up nor be discouraged because ‘Yes you can!’
God is on your side!