As I’m walking my 3 miles at the park today; I saw several people running. I thought to myself, I wish I could do that. Train and run in a 5 K. Wow, that would be an accomplishment!
Besides the fact that my lungs would be screaming for air, I physically can’t because I have a bad back and don’t want to risk another injury!
1 Corinthians 9:25-27, NIV, states “Do you 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. 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. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”
As a believer we are called into strict training. We aren’t to run aimlessly or beat the air. We have God’s word, prayer, worship, and study to keeps us focused. Sooooo, we will not be disqualified for the prize. We continue to build our staying power. ~Deb