Morning Meditation – Applause from Within

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” (1 Corinthians 9:24, ESV)

Is it only winners that receive the prize? Or, does our race reveal something else?

God has given you a drive – a passion. He has ordained you to run with endurance, and to sweat for the things He has destined you to demonstrate. We were not created for ease, but for the race. So, we run to keep running.

Although there is a finish line, and there is the elation of accomplishment, our greatest joy is not in the applause of others, but in the vindication of our hearts. When our hearts have stood the test, and endured the process, then we are no longer bound to an outcome, but are freed by the joy of being faithful.

No doubt, finish lines are a blessing to celebrate our faithfulness, but our higher calling is to LIVE in the race that reveals our character. So, when you feel the desire to quit, remember, your race is God’s demonstrative love to a needful world.

6 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – Applause from Within

  1. Anonymous

    I have found out through many races that it is important to finish the race the best that you can, I know that through faith in God you will always finish. As long as you live by Faith you will never lose a race, sometimes the race seems very long and that you will never finish but I try to always remember to clear the Hurdles and to pass the Obstacles and you will finish, you don’t have to be First as long as you finish you will always be a winner. I think it is important to never give up and God will always be there to make sure you finish.
    Wes Saxton

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