Find Your Own Riding Style
As I ride I can’t help but relate the experience with my walk with Christ. I’ve been writing devotions based on cycling for over a year now and I’ve had them stored in my Blackberry. I’m going to start posting them here, beginning with the original three. As I write more I’ll post them as well, but I’m not sure how often. We’ll see. Whether you are into cycling or not I believe you can relate.
When I first started riding I had to follow and learn from some of the more experienced riders. I started riding like them; their cadence, positioning, everything. Soon I realized that the way they sat on the bike, or the speed they pedaled wasn’t right for me. I began to get uncomfortable and at times it hurt, more than just being tired. Now that I had the basics I had to start finding my own riding style.
Our walk with God is the same way. To my knowledge He never used two people the same way. Moses, Paul, David. Each one was unique and was used in a way that fit the way God made them. Your cadence and positioning will be different than mine, but the basics will be the same. God will take the experiences you’ve been through and use them to reach people in ways that I can’t, and vice-versa.
I encourage you to find your niche. What are the talents that you have? What are the trials you’ve fought through? Use them to help and build up others.
Find Your Own Riding Style.