Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eyes On The Prize


Running the race is sometimes very discouraging. Very. Especially when you look around and see others sprinting along focused and with seemingly little resistance.

 Eyes on the prize...Eyes on the prize..(Trip)....#@!...(refocus)...Go-go-go...Eyes on the prize...
What is the prize again? Is it really worth putting myself through this painful, humbling, frustrating, lonely existence?!
Eyes on the prize...Eyes on the prize...Dear God, please do not leave me in this place! Don't let me fall...Don't let me fall...(CRASH)...Groan...@#*! I don't want to get up! Why should I get up now? 
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A resolve deep within stirs. The foe is taken aback at the stirring that is steadily gaining strength. With a burst of determination, the foe is cast off and left staring in awe at what was presumed to be a sure defeat. The fragile human dug into their core with prompting from the One whose Word was inscribed on their heart...Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3

Eyes on the prize...eyes on the prize...

1 comment:

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

What a perfect picture and perfect Scripture to go with your words. This is soooo me: I stumble and trip and fall, and get back up.... And the cycle repeats. Yet, I continue to head in the right direction, with my eye on the prize. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.