Keep pedaling!

When I began mountain biking a couple of years ago, my biking partner taught me a few invaluable lessons. First, when you get to a rocky obstacle, pedal through it. Your bike will roll right over it. Second, when you’re facing a daunting ascent, maintain momentum. Walk if you must, but keep moving. And third, trust your bike. It’s engineered to conquer the terrain, and human hesitation is its biggest limiting factor. 

So, in essence—just keep pedaling. 

For me, this has become a solid analogy for life. It serves as a reminder not to push through things but to pray through things—to practice, consistently, what we know. When we approach a difficulty, how often our instinct is to halt in our tracks. But in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, he called on Christians to “pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17)—to keep pedaling. 

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The beautiful rebuke
April 29, 2024

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