TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
RUN!1 Corinthians 9:24
William Arthur Ward wrote: ‘Believe while others are doubting. Plan while others are playing. Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming. Work while others are wishing. Save while others are wasting. Listen while others are talking. Smile while others are frowning. Persist while others are quitting…’ If you’re always comparing yourself to everybody else, you’ll never fulfil your potential.
Paul talked about life being like a race, and how we should ‘run in such a way as to get the prize.’ Who are we competing against? Ourselves, really. Each person that’s put their faith in Jesus can receive the prize. That’s good to know because there’s always going to be someone faster, stronger and smarter than you. And when you feel like you can’t go on, remember that God isn’t just at your finishing line, He’s running your race with you too – in many ways, your own personal trainer.
Three important pointers for running your race of life: 1) Get going. Starting anything is often the toughest part, but don’t be put off. 2) Push yourself. Our culture loves leisure time, but too much of it may mean you achieve nothing. 3) Don’t give up. It’s both how you start, and the way you finish that matter, so don’t stop short when you’re on to something good!
All the gear but no idea? Read 1 Corinthians 9:25 then ask God what you might need to get rid of to make you more streamlined as you run your race.