My phone functions as a pedometer. So, I installed an app that tracks my steps daily. This app will set a standard goal for how many steps I should take per day and then let me know when I achieve it. It is a low goal, so normally it is pretty easy to achieve.
Also, to “encourage me” (please insert air quotes here) the app will randomly choose days to let me know how many days in a row I have met my goal. The other day, it “encouraged me” (again with the air quotes, this time with sarcasm, please) by sending this message:
“You have met your goal for 0 days in a row.”
I have to be honest… I almost deleted the app completely. There is snow on the ground. I have work to do in the office today. What does my phone know about walking anyway? Other obligatory excuses can be placed here.
The truth can make you want to go farther.
The truth can remind you that you haven’t gone farther.
The truth can ruin your ego.
The truth can revitalize you.
The truth can make you better.
The truth always informs you.
Jesus says that He is the Truth (John 14:6) and He also says that He is here to testify to the truth (John 18:37).
Jesus, please give me a heart that hears the Truth and then goes the extra mile instead of erasing the app.