I was thinking to myself how sweet this moment was and then it happened- I got passed on the trail by a woman who made it seem like I was barely pedaling at all !
“Oh, that does it” I felt humiliated.
So like most men (and this isn’t a good thing to be admitting), I thought to myself, “I can ride just as fast as she is.” I’ll show her.
So, I settled for going to my original pace, which seemed much slower by now.
As I thought about what had just taken place on the trail, I thought to myself, “what a sad story!”
For a few minutes, I had lost all the enjoyment on my ride. Really, what did it matter?
I was amazed at how quickly I could get distracted by something so inconsequential.
As I thought more about the lessons to be learned from this experience, I thought about how important it is for me to focus on enjoying my life and not trying to perform like someone else. I am responsible for doing my best in all the areas of my responsibilities AND enjoying the process of living life. I need to fend off distractions that pressure or tempt me to feel like I need more or I need to change for my life to matter, and be utterly thankful for all that I currently have.
How are you doing at removing inconsequential distractions from your life and enjoying and being thankful for how God made you?