Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Run To Win

“The elevator to success is out of order.  You’ll have to take the stairs… one step at a time.”  -Joe Girard

If you’ve ever run football stadium bleachers before to improve your running speed, the best indicator to gauge whether you’re improving is time.  Running takes discipline because if you go too fast too soon you tire yourself out, but you also don’t want to go too slow or you underachieve.  The happy medium is a running rate that you do consistently each day, while gradually striving to improve your pace.  Likewise, if God gives you a vision, pray for the discipline to carry it out.  If you go too fast too early you get tired, but if you go too slow you lag behind God.  Find just the right pace, and work towards realizing your vision each day.  Once you’re proficient at that pace, accelerate the speed by taking on more responsibility.  Trust that when God gives you a vision then He will also give you the vitality to realize it.

So run to win!  All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize (1 Corinthians 9:25).

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