KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fl. January 6, 2012 - Recently during my morning prayer walk with my faithful companion, Mater, (my yellow lab), I heard two words that stirred my heart … “It’s time!” These words spoke volumes and erupted a verbal response that stirred my emotions and encouraged my heart.
“Mater,” I said as his ears perked up, tail wagged, and head tilted curiously, “It’s Time!”
“It’s time to truly live. It’s time to lay aside fear, guilt, pride, unforgiveness, past circumstances, habits, thoughts, addictions … anything that is holding me back. It’s time to be free!
“It’s time to get focused, eliminate distractions, and be productive for God. It’s time to embrace who God made me to be and quit trying to be who the world thinks I should be. It’s time to quit doubting my decisions and worrying about my future and trust God is in control and leading me right to where He wants me to be.
“Mater, It’s time to get my priorities straight. It’s time to maintain balance and health in my physical, emotional, and spiritual life. It’s time to stop letting people and circumstances steal my joy. It’s time to enjoy life, to experience joy and peace even in the midst of the chaos!”
On and on I spoke encouraging truths to my soul and to whoever else would listen (the dog, the birds, the horses on the side of the path), to get up and start moving into the realm of victory Jesus Christ desires for us to live in. During that walk, something snapped in my heart and mind as I suddenly realized that the time to move forward in life is NOW, not tomorrow.
Friend, let’s throw off anything that hinders us, strip off every weight that slows us down, and run with endurance the race God has set before us (Hebrews 12:1). It’s time! What are we waiting for?
Kristi Overton Johnson is a wife, mother, and the world record holder in water-skiing from 1992-2010. Having retired from professional sports, Kristi now helps others fulfill their God-given destiny.
She is the founder of Champion’s Heart and In His Wakes, divisions of KOJ Ministries. Kristi currently resides in the Lake Area Region with her husband, Tim, and their three children.
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