When I first got my driver’s license, my friends and I used to have a little fun in our cars.
What we did wasn’t that safe for our lives or for our cars, but here’s what we liked to do…
We’d find a straight stretch of road with little traffic.
We’d come to a complete stop.
We’d put our car in neutral,
hit the gas,
and pop the car into drive.
The result was squealing tires and black marks.
We loved doing this.
Ultimately, we were just creating friction between our tires and the road.
We were creating friction by forward movement.
I’ve come to realize as my life has progressed that much of life works this way…
Forward movement creates friction.
When we’re laying low and staying comfy,
friction is usually minimal.
When we begin to move forward with our lives and pursue our vision and follow the call of God,
friction becomes heavy.
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Paul understood moving forward and the friction that it created.
Heck, before his miraculous encounter with Christ, he helped create some friction for believers.
If you feel that the friction in your life has gotten more apparent recently,
forward movement creates friction.
You may not be doing anything wrong that’s resulting in the friction,
it may be just the opposite.