Are you running your best race?
November 18, 2009
… let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely… and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Let me ask you something as a little check up. How much time do you spend watching TV?
I read once that the average American spends 15 years of their life watching television. Does that shock you? It did me!
There are so many other important things for people to do with their time. Watching too much TV, or the wrong kind of programs, can hinder your ability to run the great race of faith to which you are called.
And here's why it matters. There's coming a day when each of us will stand before God and give account for our lives. God will ask what we did with our lives as Christ-followers, how we used our talents and gifts for him, and what we did with our time and resources.
And on that day, only that which was done to advance the Kingdom of God will matter!
So I need to ask you, how are you advancing the Kingdom of God on earth? Are lives being touched because you served… loved… and because you told them about Jesus?
Set aside those things that keep you from running your best race and you will meet Jesus without regrets.
HOW ARE YOU ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH?
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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