So yeah, we’re still running the race and some days it’s just hard isn’t it? We have our eye on the finish line; that victory that awaits for those of us running the spiritual race in this journey of life. The sprint is on and we’re doing alright until that dull ache suddenly shifts our thoughts for a moment. Out of focus and off beat, we weaken and fall prey to worry and fear and other stuff that becomes our downfall Oh so many things take us don’t they? Take us off course in the run to that final victorious finish line! Anything from relationships, to hardships, to illness to disappointment can take us down but beautiful soul, the finish line is still ahead and if you just took one more breath, it’s not too late! You can make it! You can still complete what you started. Persevere in the faith to which God has called you. Sure it’s tough but life is and your race isn’t over yet! God has much more to accomplish in and through you!
Paul reminds us from a prison cell, a huge distraction for him, in Phillippians 1: 5, 6, “in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Paul could have thought prison was a real distraction from his race of sharing the gospel efficiently, but the truth is God used that down time to get His important message out as He directed Paul to write inspired scripture, not only to the people of that day but to us. Yeah, us, we who have down times and still struggle and stumble and fall and get up and fall again and try as we might, yet we lag behind tripping over lost and futile steps. But in it all and in all the stuff that comes to take us down we don’t lose heart do we? And we don’t lose hope do we? Because our hearts are cradled and held close to God’s own heart and our hope is in Him and so is our victory. Our final heavenly, victory still awaits and so we press on, firm in the faith, steadfast in our hope, keeping on until the end, without ever a thought of giving up or giving in. We can’t; it’s not an option! When God calls, the race is on and the prize is out of this world.
Stay true beautiful soul, and let’s allow God do His perfect work in our imperfect lives in our imperfect world.
“But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.”
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