STEADY EDDIE- FAITH FOR ALL SEASONS
Among my favorite stories of fables and myths from our childhood is the one about the tortoise and the hare. As the story goes, the hare, or as you may say, the rabbit, was speedy and always witty. The second character in this fable is a turtle, slow and boring. One day they decided to have a race to see who was the fastest one in town.
Everybody laughed at the turtle even entering the race, let alone thinking that he could win this one. On the other hand, the rabbit was bragging about his incredible speed and taking congratulations even before the race began.
On the day of the race, when the gun went off, the rabbit zipped off over the horizon before the turtle could even get out of his shell. Well, if you remember the story, you already know the outcome. The turtle won the rabbit lost. How in the world could that happen?
I'll tell you exactly how it happened because I see it daily in the Christian world. In all reality, the rabbit in this fable goofed off and took time off play the fool. Meanwhile, the turtle kept plotting one step at a time; he never slowed down and never quit.
He's what we call "Steady Eddie."
I have watched it for years in the church and throughout the body of Christ, where those that should have won the race have lost it because they were wasting time. They didn't achieve their goal and won the race because they were slow or without scale and talent. The plain fact is they didn't get there because they took too many detours along the way.
It seems they have the attitude that God will take care of it no matter what they do.
Well, here's a news flash for you. God already took care of it on the cross and resurrection, handed the keys to you, and said go to work.
If there ever was a day that we needed steady Eddies in the church and our national leadership teams, we need them today. Those that keep plotting one step at a time until the race is won and the battle is over.
I believe we will win in our spiritual conquest and national domination if we are the "Steady Eddies of our day."
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