When it comes to life, I would much rather have run the race well than have run the race fast. For if we understand life, we would realize that the fi rst one to cross the fi nish line is not necessarily the one who actually won the race.
– Craig D. Lounsbrough
The fi nish line is just ahead, and we are going down the stretch. We have made many sacrifi ces and faced many battles. Everything that we have done up till now will all be in vain if we don’t fi nish the race.
We need to keep our minds off of our troubles, problems and burdens. Instead lift up our heads and with a spiritual vision see the fi nished line. The Apostle Paul made it clear that he didn’t reach the fi nish line without opposition. All of hell opposed him. The fl esh tormented him. Life was a struggle. Henry Ford forgot to put a reverse gear in his car. Albert Einstein; failed his
fi rst college entrance exam.
We are running a race that requires eff ort. So, let’s continuously advance in one direction. Do not quit because of your frustrations. Yes, we have shed tears and experienced broken hearts, but through it all, we have a God that is faithful.
He is an-ever present help in the time of trouble.
Paul learnt to forget those things that were behind him and to press on. Forget the people who tried to destroy you! Run the race set before you with the fi nish line in mind. Keep going and look forward to the day when you will hear, “Well done.” From the only One whose opinion really matters.
His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”