What a summer of success for Britain’s sportsmen and women. Have you been cheering them on and celebrating with Team GB in their most successful Olympics ever?
Have you heard of the years of work that goes into that kind of success? The miles that have been run and cycled, on the road and the track, the hours in the gym, in the pool, round the circuits, the years of lifts and stretches, the disappointments and injuries, the sacrifices. These successes don’t come easy. Many paralympians make light of the events that have changed the courses of their lives. Rather than anger and disappointment, we hear of courage, perseverance, dedication, commitment and straightforward hard work. Plenty of people have the ability but not the desire, the discipline or the application.
What about you… (particularly when you translate that question into your Christian experience)? How well do you apply yourself to living for God?
Here are some words from 1 Cor 9:24-25 –
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
We are in the race for something much more glorious than a gold medal. We’re running for an eternal crown, the crown of life. Go on! Apply yourself to loving God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength… run in such a way to get the prize.
Check out Kortney Clemon’s story –