The race is on! You know where you are going, but why are you bothering? What is pushing you to take the next step? What’s the prize?
If you don’t know why you are pushing yourselves what is the point of the effort at all?
When was the last time you slowed down to look at why you do what you do? Is what you are doing bring you satisfaction or are you going through the motions just to keep the roof over your head and your belly full? Are you driven to “look good” to others or are you purposefully living your life for something that fulfills a driving need deep inside of you? Are you living up to your full potential or are you a slave to your past decisions and can’t seem to break free to make the change in the world that you long to see?Are you driven by selfish ambition, or the greater good?
I believe you are created for a purpose! Do you have a grasp on the purpose you are to serve?
God made you to live life and live it abundantly. Do you feel you are living in abundance?
So what are your beliefs and values, do they line up with your purpose on this earth?
I am an encourager, God made me this way. I naturally want to see the best in people and for people. But what I have had to learn the hard way is that the “best” can be fleeting if stewardship is not picked up. If personal responsibility is not grasped. If victim mentality is not squashed under one’s heal and emotions are not examined and managed.
I can not “give” you lasting success, but I can teach how to use the tools to get it.
But first we must know why we are running in the first place, why do we want the prize. We must also exam our own personal stumbling blocks, so we can smash them and turn them into pebbles under our feet.
God wants the best for His people, the best is not name it and claim it, there is little value to character in that. Are you ready for the prize? Are you ready for the beauty of the scenery to get to the prize?
Slow down today, ask the Lord to reveal your purpose, tell Him your hearts desire, look at where your values and beliefs steer you to the goal, and where they create rugged terrain to get through. Then you will know that the next step in the race is worth the effort and you can encourage your teammates to get back into the race too.