Finish the Race

Yesterday, it was time again for a long run.

It didn’t go so well.

I started out with a few pains here and there and suspected that I might be in trouble.  I started feeling tired way too early and was tempted to quit.

Then I remembered my Marine background. 

Marines don’t quit.

I also remembered something much more important.  In II Timothy 4:7, Paul writes “I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith.”  I thought about how important it is for us as believers to complete the tasks that are given to us by God.  “Accomplish the mission” is the first directive for Marines.  As believers who are seeking to serve God, it is important that we not quit just because things get a little difficult.  In II Timothy 2: 3 Paul writes “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”  

So don’t give up if things become a little difficult.  Continue to serve the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength.  Galatians 6:9 says “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

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