Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just Running - Or Running Well?

Yesterday I was doing a teaching broadcast. As a closer I was referencing Hebrews 12: 1-2. Of course the phrasing about running the race with endurance caught my attention. So I camped there a bit and talked about endurance and running the race well. I mentioned that a lot of people can run - but they are not running well.

By running well, I mean giving it the best you can for that moment. We cannot or will not all cross the finish line at the same pace or time. But we can each one run the very best for the moment. You really cannot run anymore than the moment you are in anyway! And for each moment we must reach out there and grab it and do the very best with what we have right now.

I also cannot run two races at the same time. I can really only be in this moment. And to run well, I really need to be in this moment.  Sometimes it can be helpful to think that we only have to endure the moment.  And seriously, we do not know what a day may bring. Each moment we do have we should embrace and welcome with open arms. Far too much of life is taken for granted...so enjoy the moment - and run it well!

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