Every one of us needs a work horse in our life. That special something, (HINT: not an actual horse) that helps drive us to achieve, grow and push forward. Sure, we can try to do it on our own, but if we’re honest, we can only take ourselves so far and blindspots can prevent us from truly getting to where we need to go.
We need the power of something else pushing us, pulling us and taking us to new places.
So, we look for that work horse, and it can come in many forms.
A friend who is incredibly honest and can speak into both your strengths and weaknesses.
A podcast that challenges you to approach life at different angles.
A daily devotional that sharpens your understanding of God in your life.
A great radio station that encourages you to feel good, and do good. Know of any? 😉
Work horses in our spiritual journey are needed…until we start depending on the horsepower they collectively produce in order to feel like we’re making any advancement worth while. We can begin putting too much value on the amount and quantity of work (horsepower) over the heart, honesty and quality of work (work horse), and our approach can get twisted up and misguided.
It’s possible that the work becomes the focus of our strength, and that can actually limit our growth.
God simply wants my heart. Not my horsepower.
Have a great week! –Kevin