This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: James 4:10 (ESV)


Today I am asking, are you willing to put it all on the line?

Recently we talked about having a high grit factor, and we defined grit as the ability to persevere in the pursuit of long-term goals despite a series of setbacks. As an example of someone with a high grit factor, we talked about the woman who hemorrhaged blood for twelve years because she knew how to persevere.

The morning the woman learned that Jesus was coming to town, she got up, prepared herself, and pressed her way through a very large crowd. She thought that she could be healed if she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment—and she was, in fact, healed.

Yet there was another person mentioned in the same passage who demonstrated a high grit factor as well, but in a different way. This man’s name was Jairus. He approached Christ to come and heal his daughter.

Jairus was a significant person in society because he was the leader of the synagogue. Yet when he approached Jesus, he fell to Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come and heal his daughter before the large crowd.

Jairus knew how to put it all on the line. He dismissed his pride and his title and what others might think of him. He was humble. He surrendered before God to get what he needed.

What do you need to put on the line? As you think about that, remember these words: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, put it all on the line.