“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
In golf there is a shot called the “bump and run”. This starts with picking a club as you are attempting to approach the ball to the green. It could be any club really but usually not a wedge or a putter, and instead of trying to fly the ball to the hoe, you give the ball a bump expecting it to jump off of the club, land some distance in front of you and then roll out to an equal or greater distance than the distance of the bump. It’s a shot of finesse and feel as the factors of the terrain of where the ball will land and what happens then and also how the ball will roll upon the ground while it is running can be unpredictable. When executed effectively though its a great play and a great feeling. And, it looks easier said than done. It reminds me of a lot of our work. We know how to tackle large projects with teams assigned and defined work flow and measurable outcomes. We also know how to knock off the daily tasks that are routine and we almost can complete them in our sleep. It’s the work in between that takes some unknown amount of thinking and creation time, but can be done probably in a few hours or a half day or so, if we only put our minds to it and set time aside. And when we do, we put our own spin on the task using what resources we have and we finesse it across the finish line. When we are done we can find ourselves feeling great satisfaction and momentum to work on the next job. When this happens, we just completed a work “bump and run”.
An upcoming guest on the Faith Driven Entrepreneur podcast was describing to us (the hosts) his interactions with God. He calls it “bumping into Jesus”. It got me thinking about that because I know that feeling. What we all should know is that God is always with us and it is only us that creates distance from Him. So, many times when we have drifted or just have Him out of mind, we will find ourselves in a situation where we feel the change, as if we are bumping into Him and when we do we feel close again, revived and energized to continue on. Or, as Paul says, to run the race. You see where I am going?
Who knew that God created for us today His version of “the bump and run”? Let’s take that shot today!
Reference: Romans 8:39 (New Living Translation)