Day 13

"The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory." Psalm 118:14

Today, I celebrate the sweet victory of running the two laps without any walking.  It pays to listen to your trainer and slow the pace down just a bit.  In finding the right pace, the running became much easier, and I wasn't exhausted after the two laps.

I'm not good at waiting--for anything.  So, slowing the pace a bit was a good lesson in many ways.  I shifted my focus, too, and spent time talking to God, asking Him to make my desires one with His, to make me more like Him.  In doing that, I was less conscious of where I was on the path, less concerned with how much farther I had to go.  Then, before I knew it, I was done!

Our life with God is like that.  If we worry about what's next in the journey, rather than focusing on God, we fail to accomplish all that God has planned for us.  We also miss out on blessings and victories--big and small.

Philippians 3:13-14 tells us, "No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing:  Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward--to another lap.  Let's focus on God and press on to reach the end of our race, finishing strong.