Keeping up?

"Never again on the trip did I feel that I was holding the group back."

Ever say to yourself , "They're all so much younger. They're in such good shape. How can I hope to keep up?" Not everyone needs to keep up with everyone else all the time. But what can you do if you get thrust into a situation where you must keep up with those who maintain a much faster pace?

God has provided you with what you need. God is always with you and cares for you. He knows your need even before you ask Him. If He didn't, He wouldn't be the one all-knowing Mind. Need intelligence? God provides that. Need stamina? God provides that. And if you need to learn to love more, God shows you how. God is infinite Love and is constantly pouring out blessings on each one of us.

A friend learned this when she accompanied a group of 37 high-school students on an 8-day trip to France. The first day of bus touring went well, but then they began doing more walking, and she found herself having to climb many steps and hills. She was having trouble keeping up with the group. Even when walking from the hotel to a restaurant, the group always seemed to be going too fast for her. She had retired from teaching several years earlier, and she started to think that she shouldn't have come on this trip because there was too big an age difference.

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October 2, 2000

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