Love this post from Andy Blanks, probably because it starts out talking about walking through a spider web which I hate doing, but it’s a great visual for this article. You can find a tease below and the entire article here.
A question: How big is your discipleship vision?
The other day I was running through the woods around our neighborhood. I came to an area where there are woods on the right and left bordering an open field, maybe 15 yards across. As I was running, I ran through a spiderweb that stretched all the way across this field.
I immediately thought to myself, “That is one ambitious spider!” I didn’t think anything more of it. Until the next morning when the exact same thing happened again! Same spider web, same field. It got me thinking . . .
Here’s what we know about this spider. He’s ambitious. That’s a heck of a goal! I don’t know what it takes to spin a web across a 50 foot span, but my hunch is that it ain’t easy. His efforts were rewarded by me crashing through it. But, we also know this about the spider: he wasn’t easily discouraged! The next day, another audacious goal. He went big, suffered a setback, and went big again . . . only to suffer yet another setback! (I really wish I had run the trail a third day to see if the spider had gone big once more.)