Jumping rope is a fine-tuned art, but double jumps??? I can remember in my youth practicing and practicing to be able to do this. One day, I finally accomplished it, and I was so proud of myself! It was such a challenge for me.
To me, the hardest part was finding that opening to run in and jump at that precise time...there is a large margin for error.
Sometimes our Christian lives are like this, Challenging....with multiple “ropes”turning at the same, making it tricky for us to get in and get things done without tripping up. There are a lot of variables. The rope turners may decide to turn faster, or slower. Maybe your day isn’t going so well, or you are tired. Perhaps the ground you are jumping on is riddled with gravel underfoot. All of these obstacles can come into play and cause snags for even the best jumpers. When that happens, we’re going to get “tangled up” in the ropes or trip. It’s bound to happen sometimes. What we need to remember is that we cannot just quit jumping. We must pick ourselves up...and maybe try another day. We need to realize that we won’t always be operating at 100% all the time. And sometimes, we might even have to go back to jumping with a single rope, especially if we have pushed ourselves beyond our capacity. Maybe later we can return to double jumping....and maybe not...but we can’t be afraid to jump in. The most important thing is to do our best at what we are capable of doing, honing our skills as we go, and to keep on jumping. It is of paramount importance (Matthew 25:14-30).
We cannot afford to be fearful, discouraged, or quitters.
- shared by Nancy