I woke up this morning finding myself feeling overwhelmed. On my drive to work I was praying and telling myself ok… you can do all of this stuff that is in your mind. All the projects that I have to do in the next 3 months, i knew i had a bunch but yesterday they all landed in my brain at the same time… So naturally and in my human mind I began to feel the stress. But all that I am doing is the Lords work..that he has asked me to do, therefore why would I worry about it not getting done. If he has brought me to it he will bring me through it.. I have a new motto with my running … NO EXCUSES! I run everyday possible. Before I would run if i felt like it, or the weather was just right. now i run when i don’t feel good. i run on the treadmill when the weather is bad. I allow myself one day a week off from running (unless i have an ache or pain that I need to rest) I have to keep this attitude in my christian life also. I should act like Jesus no matter what! NO EXCUSES…
Paul was a man with a spirit that conquered. Throughout his ministry, he faced countless obstacles but never gave up. He pictured the christian life as a race, and we each need this same kind of spirit if we hope to finish well.
Courage: A conquering spirit is willing to risk failure.
Confidence: We’re likely to stumble when we doubt our ability to do what God requires.
Commitment: The Lord Promises to guide us as we run the race , provide what ever is needed , and strengthen us along the way.
Persistance: The road were traveling is full of distractions, opposition, and obstacles that tempt us to give up..