Harnessing Your Inner Olympian

Journey of the Heart—Olympic Moments From the Word

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” I Corinthians 9:24

The Apostle Paul was an avid sports fan like many Americans glued to their televisions watching the 30th Olympiad during the opening ceremony. How about that new Bond girl?

In listening to athletes from all over the globe relate their stories of personal sacrifice and what it took to bring them to this moment—the hope for fame and glory—I am struck by one quality no matter nationality that they share in common with each other.

Their focus. An intense, what-they-are-living-for focus.

And as a believer, I am left to ask myself the same question—What am I living for? Today? This week? This year? This God-given lifetime?

Where have I placed my focus, my energy, my priorities?
How about you? What are you living for? What is the focus of your life? Is it eternal? Is your focus set on “things above“? Colossians 3:1-3

I should live no less intensely “in Christ, the hope of glory“? Colossians 1:27

Real hope. Real glory. Everlasting glory.

How can I renew my focus?
Will you join with me this week as I share a few Olympic-sized thoughts from the Word?
Time to put my Word-based, Game face on.

“For this purpose I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.” Colossians 1:29

What about you?


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