day 2525: Fun Treadmills?

“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

It’s been a bit of a treadmill over the last week.  The summer of being away caught up with me and I felt like the treadmill got stuck in high-speed and I couldn’t get off.  Thus a week without PwKs coming out and I even missed the 10 year anniversary of this blog on October first.  It happens to us all doesn’t it?  Speaking of treadmills, I was having dinner the other night with one of the Board members of Peloton and they are about to release their upcoming treadmill to accompany their Peloton bike. I’m not as enthused about the treadmill, but we will see.  William Cubit invented the treadmill for prison inmates to kill time and burn off energy.  Crazy to think, but the first one was built so that 24 prisoners could use it at the same time.  It was like a roller and it actually was a mill that ground corn for the prison food. So no wonder the treadmill has never been fun.  But, if Peloton can find a way to make us want to get on (and stay on) a treadmill then it should give us all hope that we could take the mundane and the tedious and turn it into fun.

As I said above, life can feel like a treadmill and we are just putting mile after mile behind us with more to come in front of us. Sometimes speeding up and sometimes the incline ascending when all we want to do is get off of this treadmill. It’s not that God has given us a life treadmill that He wants us to just agonize through.  He gives us a promise of abundant life through Him, which is far from boring.  In many ways, it is our attitude that determines how much fun the treadmill will be for today.  If we place our dependence and attitude in Him then we can find that life has more to offer than we ever imagined.

Reference:  John 10:10 (New Living Translation)

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