The runners have trained for the past 6 months for this one moment. There lives have revolved around being ready and at their prime for this day. The winner gets to take home the grand prize and will run in the 2013 Olympics. As the runners come up to the starting line they know that they must put everything they have into this. There body has been trained and conditioned for this moment. A loss here will cost them everything a win will gain them everything. As they get in their stance with legs stretched and eyes up waiting to hear the gun sound. On your marks. Ready. Set. GO!.
Many of us have seen this scenario numerous times throughout our lives. maybe it was not in an Olympic trial race but maybe with your kids in the back yard or at football practice while running sprints and gasers. We have all seen a race where everything has to be put into it. The prizes vary also. from cash money to pride or maybe even respect. No matter what the gain would be the racer must out everything they have into the race to get the gain.
In my own life I have been finding this to be true in every situation that I come across. At one point it was my home work ans school work as I struggled to graduate high school because I messed around so much when I was a freshmen. And others times when I was single and dealing with loneliness I had to attack that with everything that I had or else I would lose everything. And not I am having to put everything I have into my new life with my wife and children. There is so much to learn and so all the time. I became used to being alone and by myself and as easy as that sounds, its not. A whole life change that I felt conditioned and prepared for. I studied and learned a lot about marriage and life and how to be and treat your wife. All these things come down to this moment, everything is on the line and I have to put everything I have into it to win. If I slack or begin to give up before the race is done it will be a guaranteed loss.
The bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 9:24 "Run as to win!" This is what we have to do in every aspect of life and our Christian journey. Run, when you dont know how to do something, Run, to figure it out. Run,when you dont understand, Run to find understanding, When there is not enough money RUN! Find more money. RUN! So as to win the race. I encourage you all to RUN! Dont blame, dont ask why, dont stop and wait for someone else to do it because they are running there own race. This is your race to win if you just put everything you have into it you will win the Prize.
I am an average man that is trying to run with everything that I have. Running with God, and my Wife and children. Running with my ministry and Church. There is a whole lot of things and people and the enemy that is trying to trip me and stop me and make me lose this race but I say, you have to catch me first.
Brandon Grant NTM