Run to win the prize

History is littered with stories of ‘could of beens’ who never were and ‘should of beens’ who never did. It seems like an enigma to try and explain why so much good could and should have happened but never did. Nevertheless, history still shines a light for the future. It tells of the few who didn’t settle for the common place of life but ran a race that defied the odds of existence – those who discounted the opinions of man and sought after the deeper convictions in the heart of God and themselves. People like:

Martin Luther King Jr who fought against injustice and told the world:

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”

Abraham Lincoln who in his 1863 Gettysburg Address declared the aims of preserving a “…nation conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”

Florence Knightingale:

Who founded the Nightingale School and Home for Nurses at St Thomas's Hospital in London. The opening of this school marked the beginning of professional education in nursing.

Let us learn from history. These examples are just to name a few, and throughout history their names will be remembered for the pride and purpose in which they ran. The Apostle Paul tells us that there’s a prize at the end of life and urges us to “Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”1 Corin9:24 So my question is…are you running to win the prize of life? Every man has to examine himself. There are earthly prizes and an eternal prize. Maximise your life to get them both (just don’t miss the eternal prize!). Whatever your field be committed to your spiritual, mental and physical development I cannot emphasise enough the need to surround yourself with people, books, tapes and videos that inspire and challenge you. Run like you have no choice but to win – you just might be amazed at what you can achieve!

God bless and protect

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