Run Your Race
Reflections on our spiritual workout as given to us by the apostle Paul.
Acts 20: 19-24
In this passage, Paul was leading by example. In Hebrews 12:1, Paul says we are to lay aside our distractions and run the race with endurance. Here in Acts, he is doing just that. He knew bad things were potential ahead of him, even to the point of death. Regardless of that, he obeyed God and ran the race God laid in front of him with endurance.
A question for you to think about. If our spiritual life were really like a race, a 5K for example, how many of us would even make it off the couch? I would offer the answer for many of us is that we would be content to stay right on the couch. Many times were worry about too much. For example, we worry about what other people think. We need to lay those distractions aside and be just like Paul. Even with the possibility of death, he laid aside the distractions and finished the race.
So lay aside all your distractions. Step up to the starting line and run the race with endurance, discipline and perserverence to ultimate finish line in eternity!