Running to Win
Today, I watched my son run a race; actually he and 8 friends ran a marathon (26.2 miles). I am proud of them all for finishing! I personally hate to run. I cannot imagine doing that for 4-6 minutes, let alone 4-6 hours! I often wish I had that kind of drive and commitment, but I don’t. I like to joke that I don’t run because only the evil run when no one is chasing them (Prov. 28:1).
Actually, the Bible calls us to run the race set before us. To do our best and never give up. To endure to the end. To lay aside every weight and focus on the goal. To run in such a way that we win. And even though it is not physically as difficult as a race, it certainly takes all my energy to discipline my life and heart to press on to win the prize for which I was called heavenward. May we all keep on running to win.