I’m reminded that God’s grace is not about me! When I’m benched, when I’m disciplined, when I’m taught something about character and grace and endurance–not in sport but in life and faith–it’s about something much bigger than me.As much as I love to run, if there every comes a time, either temporarily or permanently, when I cannot do that, I want to remember that there is something much more important. I want to keep my eyes focused on the right one (Hebrews 12:2)
And in the end, I pray I always remember, while I want to be a great runner, I want to be a great Christ follower more than that.
While I want to get a medal at my next race, my true goal is to earn a crown that will never tarnish.
And while I would love to hear the crowds roaring as I come to the finish in–dare I hope it–1:48–more than that, I want to hear the quiet voice of my Lord saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
God, give me an eternal perspective–yes, even on my knees!
Thanks, Karina, for the reminder.
Run well -- and run the race of life well -- y'all,