Tickets to the Olympics
We all have them don’t we? First row, the view is great, and the seats comfortable—our TV screen provides all, or nearly all amenities you’d find in the arenas in China.
Don’t you love the excitement, the anticipation and the thrill of watching the United States team move toward the finish line?
No different for you and me—we dash off to the next task, next goal, next milestone, next achievement. Phew! But when we get there, a gold medal isn’t dangling from a silk ribbon, nor does any applause flood the scene, not even a bit of cheering sounds anywhere. Instead, disappointment scratches our senses, and we wonder if we have energy for the next race.
I found the answer a long time ago. The race track we choose is what makes all the difference—running for the things of the world will drain our energy and eventually frustration will blot out our excitement. But while competing in the spiritual Olympics, we run on the divine track paved with His Word, focused on what He directs, listening to His coaching, and His cheering us to keep on going and keep on trusting. And with all we have, we dash toward the strong tower that God has prepared, toward His safe arms, and toward the gold medal of peace and reassurance. The finish line is not the end, but the beginning of a life of confidence leading to victory at every turn.
“The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous run into it, and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).
Praying you call out His name and sprint toward His Tower where it’s safe and secure.
(whose purpose is to inspire you by joining you on the path to triumph)
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