God has given me a goal. I need to keep in step with Jesus. Jesus kept on track. Jesus does everything His Father wants Him to. Jesus is obedient.
Make sure I’m fit inside and out so I never lose sight of your love, but keep in step with you, never missing a beat. | Psalm 26:2-3
What is the end game?
Jesus is clear. It is all about love. I have to keep that in my sight. It is easy to loose focus at any point in the day. I can wander off like a sheep.
Am I fit?
God makes sure I am fit. Strength requires growth. I need to exercise to get fit. I need to exercise to stay fit.
God shows me the real deal about myself, inside and out. There is no mocking God and thinking I am something I am not. Jesus shows me. Self examination is critical.
But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:28 (NASB)
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus the Messiah is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. Hebrews 3:12 (NASB)
Jesus keeps me moving ahead.
Step by step! Minute by minute! Day by day!