Working out-

We use the term working out a huge lot…

How’s your job working out? 

I didn’t manage to work out last week…

And it just so happened to work out that they had the same name!

In the normal use- We can work out our different muscles- I have been learning how to use hand-saws, chisels, planes, measuring tapes, screwdrivers… And all of them seem to use different muscles- Some of which we don’t use everyday doing normal things…

And then we have a way of working out the best of a situation, by refusing to think and dwell on the worst parts of it… 

We can come to working out our brains- 

Maths- 

And no matter how much I try to work out my brain with this one- it always feels like jelly… 

We were having to work out our differences before we committed to a deeper relationship…

Okay.. I’ve got you now right? You hadn’t realized how much even you use the term work out—

Now for the end thought.>>

I was listening about a week ago to my spoken-word poetry playlist on Spotify. I have a huge mixture of world views in my playlist, from Christian, to agnostic, and that moves to some others as well… 

While I was travelling I listened to the words and talked to myself about what I agree with or commenting on some of the punch-lines that these artists were giving… 

I got to a song- And the lyrics went something like this “we are all striving to get to the top of this ladder, but what are we climbing for?”

I didn’t know… What the heck am I climbing for? I feel the fight.. I view it as a ladder that starts off with room for hundreds of climbers and then it’s like a merging lane in New Zealand… No one wants to give way or let the other person up.. So they grab other’s hands and pull, or scratch, or try to squeeze past… And that’s all good and well, but when they get to the top- What did they find? -It’s not what they expected! Because, for some reason we aren’t even thinking about why we’re doing it…

Well on Sunday- My pastor came up with a comment about the ladder- Jesus started at the top and made his way down, inviting others to follow Him. 

And then he gave us these other things to work out- Like a spiritual muscle.

On Sunday, the message was on the “One another” statements bound throughout the new testament. And things like loving, caring, serving, honoring… These are important for us to be striving for-

So instead of working out your nails, or the horn on your car.. Let’s work out these spiritual muscles. Let us be the best carers, lovers, servers, forgivers, honorers… And instead of trying to push our way up the ladder- We could catch the ones at the bottom and show them the real goal.

Thanks for reading.

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