by Carole Brown
In one of my recent devotionals I read recently, the topic was on endurance, and the way to endure was to focus.
A runner must focus on the goal. He wants to finish his race which means he must tone his body and build his strength to endure to the end. If/when he finishes, he will have the satisfaction of gaining an earthly reward: greenery wreaths, plaques, money or ribbons.
But a Christian, to finish his race, must focus on Christ/God. Keeping our attention on him will make the hindrances seem less frightening. Focusing on God keeps our perspectives in line and correct. We want to finish our race knowing our reward will be the words: Well done, my good and faithful servant. We know it is a never-ending, permanent, and glorious reward well sought after and certainly well worth striving for.
Let us remember:
- Know ye that they who run in an earthly race runs to receive a prize, but only one obtains it? But every man that strives for mastery in this heavenly race must be temperate in all things so that we all might obtain an incorruptible crown. (paraphrased from KJV: I Corinthians 9:24-25)
Run! Focus! Win!
How do you keep your focus on God?
By spending time in the Word and prayer.