John 13:3 (NKJV) …that he had come from God and would return to God…
Nobody said that washing feet was supposed to be fun.
Jesus didn’t wash the dirty feet of his disciples and endure betrayal, torture and even death because he was a masochist who reveled in pain and degradation. No, Jesus did what he did because he had a job to do—it was required.
And he did it well. He washed every disciple’s feet, including Judas Iscariot’s. He took every stripe so that every disease could be healed and His death provided atonement for anyone and everyone who would call upon his name.
But what kept him going was where he was going—back to His Father.
It’s the old adage: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
Maybe you’re not supposed to be happy right now.
Maybe you’re not supposed to enjoy what you’re currently doing.
Maybe what you’re doing and what you’re going through is a part of God’s plan for getting you where He wants you.
Stay focused on the journey and running well, not the mile markers.
Now matters. Today is important, but it is not all that matters. Weeping may endure through the night—but morning does indeed come.
- The ONE THING for today: Focus on where you’re going, not what you are going through.
Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.