|Posted on June 20, 2019 at 10:55 AM|
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
I am on a mission today. I have set a goal before me that I hope to accomplish. It doesn’t make it different from every day. Each day I have a set of things I would like to accomplish before my day is done. If I get it all done Yay! If not I shall not feel defeated I will rise again and add it to my list of things to do tomorrow and try again. The LORD is so great in His mercy each day I wake He allows me to try again. To reach the prize I am aiming for the eternal prize of His presence. Whether I live here on earth or in heaven with Him. He is my goal He is what I look forward to and look for here on earth.
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 1 Corinthians 9:26
Every hour has a purpose leading up to the winding down hours I have this day before me and I don’t want to waste it. I may not get another chance to get this day right but I will get out of bed and purposefully try to make it a good one. Try to do the things I set out to do. I will not let the spirit of distraction steal the precious time God has given me today because this is all I have been given to make the most of. To do the most with.
Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Ephesians 5:16
My day becomes a wasted day of evil when I use it doing things that aren’t pleasing to God. When I am in the fourth hour of a marathon video game or the 3rd season of a binge watching episode I didn’t get to see first run. I can make today evil or I can give this day to God. I have a choice before the day begins how I want to spend it. Like money if I don’t tell these hours what to do, what needs to be done they will whisked away in the wind and I would have nothing to show for it but a single wasted day.
Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:17
To act thoughtlessly is not to plan ahead. To squander this time I have been given as if I have an abundance of time. Even the wealthy man takes account for every penny. If time is my wealth the words “wasting time” should not be a part of my vocabulary. As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is… a time for every activity under heaven.” What I do today, I may not see the end result of but what I do for a lifetime I may see the result of a very good life not plentiful days of evil that when added up resulted in an evil life.
My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. Proverbs 4:10
I heard it once said there is more joy to be found in a day when we had much to do and did it all than in a day where there was nothing to do and we chose to do nothing with it. Just as the sun races across the sky I must start my race soon. Take my position on the start of today. On His mark, I get ready, I am set and as soon as I hear the bell it is time to go till I have finished the tasks He set before me today. And like the sun I will set, catch my breath and rest and rise again tomorrow.