“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11 NIV
Flee: To run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight. To move swiftly; fly; speed.
Pursue: To follow in order to overtake, capture, kill; chase. To strive to gain; seek to gain or accomplish.
As I looked at these definitions, a comic strip started to form in my mind. It looked a little like the old Tom and Jerry cartoons. The pursuit was always heated!
So I picture Timothy fleeing from “all this.” What is my “all this”? What should I be fleeing from? A few years ago for me, it was a rat race in a dog-eat-dog environment. Today, it is letting go of circumstances and not permitting them to govern me. It occurs to me that growth always involves leaving something behind. It might be an old pattern or perception. It might…
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