I don’t know how many of you enjoy watching the Olympics, but it is one of my favorite things to do. To hear the stories of the athletes, truly inspires me. It is amazing to see all the work and dedication that each of the athletes do to achieve their dreams. Yes, they have God-given talent but they also have to work very hard. The athletes are using their talent and by their persistance in training, they are able to be where everyone dreams of being…the Olympics. They are giving life their best.
What are we doing to give life our best? Are we using the gifts that God has given to us to achieve our dreams? God wants ALL of us. He created us and all He wants is for us to give Him our best. That will look differently for each one of us because we are all unique. Are you giving each “event” in your life your best? Life is so challenging and it requires a lot from each of us. We are all at different places in our lives and so what each of us needs to give is very different.
The life is a race and journey. I want to win GOLD in each event in my life. At least, I can strive for that. That is all that is required..give it our best because God just wants US. How refreshing to know that God of the universe, just wants ME and nothing more. So, let’s get out of our comfort zones and run the race with persistence, determination and most of all FAITH.
There is a verse that describes this perfectly. Hebrews 12: 1-2
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, lets us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.