The off season, what an oxymoron that thought is for anyone involved in the world of motorsports, is an opportunity to get ready for the next year. We often find ourselves fixing, modifying or purchasing new gear or accomplishing needed maintenance on our production units. This years ‘time between seasons’ has allowed us to fix some significant problems on both motorhomes. None of the issues were unmanageable, (even though they did seem to be bigger than life at times), but they did require we move outside our comfort zone to tackle.
Sometimes doing something new can be overwhelming, like working on a big diesel engine or removing and replacing the roof of a motorhome. What I have found is if I work at it daily, the big job will become a series of small tasks that will ultimately lead to completion of what seemed impossible just a few days or weeks earlier.
As usual, the off season has allowed us very little downtime. Fortunately, we have gotten to spend quality time with family. Part of that break was in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains. On one particular day, with snow falling, temperatures in the single digits, sitting in a nice warm, quiet home, I was able to relax and be still even though I was working on tasks that needed to be accomplished. It was a moment of peace I had not experienced in some time, the word wonderful doesn’t do that day justice!
As I’ve spent the last few days spinning up our 2019 program, I realized I was dreading the path we are on instead of enjoying the ride with the Lord. Next month we start the season with a big event in California and then it’s time to ‘get after it’ as we cover another year of great sportsman drag racing. This morning, as I read my devotional, I realized I had lost focus on what the He has called us to do, be light and salt to the world. Today I have a renewed passion for the life the Lord has called me to, one that glorifies Him in everything I do.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life, take a moment and remember what Paul told the Colossians, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24