Run with endurance

While I have been watching the Olympics, I am reminded of the verse Hebrews 12:1 (NLT), “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” During the Bejing Olympics, there was a runner that quit giving his full effort a little over half way through the 100m race. This bothered me greatly. Why would you not give all you have to set a record that might remain for years, decades, even a century or more? Why slow down just because you are going to win? This brings about a reflective question. Why do we as believers not run full force for the Lord having all our efforts, time, dealings bringing Him the utmost glory? Why do we slow down or put in less than our best (with his grace and help most assuredly)?  I have been thoroughly challenged by this thought. Shall we give our all and run the race the Lord has set before us to our fullest ability and His ultimate glory? What a legacy we could leave for the generations to come!

~ Waverly

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