READY, SET, GO!
1 Corinthians 9:24 - Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
The definition of obtain is: To succeed in gaining possession of as a result of planning.
All my life I have been a planner. I planned my perfect little life out as far back as I can remember. As you can imagine life hasn't always turned out the way I wanted it to but GOD IS GOOD and at the ripe old age of 56, I just feel very blessed to still be slap dab in the middle of the race we call life!
Lately I have noticed and I have been concerned about Christians having the want to and the will to persevere.
Sometimes we feel like the odds are stacked against us as Christians but we must have faith and go on. We have allowed God to put us on the right track so we must go ahead and finish this race with honors!
Christians need strong brothers and sisters in Christ to pick us up when we stumble and life seems like it is at a loss. The gift of friendship is a great comfort. The power of prayer for each other reaches Heavens gates and the Throne of God! I think people forget these importances sometimes.
As God's faithful we must put one foot in front of the other even if we are tired and don't see the finish line in sight. Troubles of life will come and go but Jesus will be with us forever.
We don't know how to handle every situation that comes along in our own life and sometimes we don't even know how to help others with their problems but thank God we know the ONE that can and His name is Jesus Christ!
We must learn to pray more and focus on the job God intends for us to get done!
As winners we don't always have to finish the race first! As Christians we must stick together and finish strong!!!
What if the person you had prayed for, finally was ready to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and when they turned to you for guidance they discovered that you had given up! WHAT IF???
Stand strong! Jesus is counting on you!! Be bold!!! Lead others to Christ!
NEVER GIVE UP!!!
ARE YOU READY???? ?ON YOUR MARK!!!!!!GET SET!!!!!!GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pamela Britt Malone