Scientifically, momentum measures the mass and velocity of a moving body. Meanwhile, in sports this term is like a changing of the tides, an invisible wave that can alter the outcome of a game. When “Old Mo” is on your side, everything seems easy, falling into place with ease. Yet, as momentum slips through your fingers, a sense of hopelessness sets in. If you don’t believe me, just ask the Houston Oilers, who squandered a 32 point lead in the second half, losing to the Buffalo Bills in overtime on January 3rd, 1993.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, Matthew 7:26.
Those who don’t follow or play sports likely have a different understanding of momentum. Perhaps you’ve tried to diet, exercise or workout on a regular basis. This first couple of days or week may run smoothly. Then, busyness, distractions and exhaustion weaken your initial commitment. Before you develop a solid routine, any roll that you may have experienced is broken and gone, causing you to start all over again.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well, Matthew 6:33.
As I struggle to find my own spiritually momentum, I have reflected on past victories as well as what lead me to find this rhythm. These days seem so long ago as I’ve forgotten the taste of success. Thus, its back to the drawing board, trying to sort out where I’ve gone wrong so the future can be bright once again. In these days of disappointment, life lessons can provide a foundation to build upon, starting with prayer, Bible Study and worship. Yet, a splash and go pit stop just won’t cut it. Therefore, if you’re struggling to find your momentum, set first the kingdom of God and He will make your paths straight.
by Jay Mankus