Devotional written by Jianna Davenport age14

Vaya Con Dios

The Eclectic Cowboy

Winfield Davenport


Devotional #7


"Don't Look Back, Leave It All On The Track!"


In the movie Racing Stripes, Stripes' Coach, Tucker a Shetland pony, teaches Stripes, a zebra, this tactic. He told Stripes that he had to learn for himself what that phrase meant. When racing time came around, Stripes was losing badly and Tucker said, "If you feel like you can't do it kid, It's OK to quit now." Stripes replied by answering, "Don't look back! Leave it all on the track!" He left his humiliation, pain, and all out exhaustion behind him to put on major speed and ended up using the power of his ancestry to win the glory. But everyone seems to forget that he had to learn what it meant to go all out and never give up before he could actually win. New Christians seem to think that being a Christian is simply going to church and believing in God. People come to God broken and still can't be healed because they won't let it go. If you learn to leave it all on the track and not to look back, it would making following God so much easier. My friend B.J. is one of the best 400 m runners I know. He was always winning first this year until We went to the meet in Floydada. He was running all out until he looked back. That one second it took him to look back was all it took for that boy to outrun him. Looking back on your life can be that one second where Satan wins. I know that it sounds easy, but its not. If your trying, don't feel discouraged. We all have problems. That's why we have to learn and get help learning what it means to leave it ALL behind. God wants us to figure it out, even when Satan is working hard to stop us in our tracks. If you live in pain, try to learn to forgive and forget. If you don't forgive and forget, you will always live in pain and will never truly be following God, "with your heart, soul, and mind." Don't let Satan win the race for your soul just because you can't forgive and forget.