I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. – 1 Corinthians 9:26 MSG
I haven’t been organized in a few weeks. Sometimes it feels like I get nothing done during the day. I detect a sluggish, impatient, & moody attitude welling up within me. I could blame it all on the lack of sleep and exercise or admit that I overeat. I could also confess that I threw my day planner in the furthest corner of the remotest part my life!😱 Ahhh sigh**
Yet all of those are simply byproducts of one thing: I’m out of alignment with Jesus. Like the wheels of a car that veer too far left or right when unaligned…so too am I. Every day I’m given here on earth I want my life to reflect Christ, but I can’t do this without His help.
The “fix” in theory is easy, get back in tune with Him. But right now it’s a fight to do that. My flesh and my mind are battling me.
In Corinthians Paul discusses this issue. He reminds us to live our lives with purpose. To run our race efficiently all the way to the finish line. To stay alert and give our born again lives everything we’ve got! But let’s face it, distractions are imminent. It’s the enemy’s job to steal, kill and destroy John 10:10.
However it’s my job to resist him and strip off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us. I should also run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before me Hebrews 12:1 AMP.
Furthermore as a believer I am to live from faith to faith meaning that I move toward my next faith level after successfully allowing my last faith level to accomplish it’s goal. Withstanding stagnation!
In conclusion I know I’ve got to get realigned with Christ in order to attain the purpose He has for me. No more sloppy living for me! Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service]. – 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 AMP✌