Racing & Resting is an interesting paradox :: racing like crazed dogs in the effort to succeed and the desperate need to discover and experience rest.
…It’s the chase to go and the need to stop.
…The energy to win and the necessity to be content.
Running this race and finding the rest needed to succeeded starts with running with purpose.
Running With Purpose
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.
27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
24-25 You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.
26-27 I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.
If we are going to run with purpose, we are going to have to start.
In order to race, you’ve got to run. If you’re going to run, you’ve got to move. Here’s a very cool lesson: If you’ll start with one step – God will propel you 20 more.
What step is God asking you to take today?
Don’t just talk about it… Don’t just think about it…
Get after it!
Stop waiting for life’s circumstances to become just right for you – GO! Let’s do this thing! Let’s kill it! We’ll never hear “well done” until we “Well Do”!