I enjoy American football. I enjoy the game so much my right knee required surgery to replace destroyed ligaments and tendons from playing football. Over the years the injury progressed until there was no choice but to call the surgeon. Even with my scars, I still love the game.
The goal of football is to win by scoring points. When a team has possession of the ball, they must keep moving forward. Successful teams work together, they encourage one another. Whether by way of passing, running, or kicking, their focus stays on the goal to win the game.
Time is never stagnant. A team can’t take as much time as they want, they can’t squander time celebrating a good play or bemoaning a bad one. Whether they were champions or losers last season or last game, they keep moving forward to win the present game by focusing on the current play.
I’m learning those truths in my own life. If I sit and whine about what happened, or even victory dance over glory moments, I may miss today. I may miss how God is working now and where He is leading. Paul reminds us, “Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So, run to win!” (1 Corinthians 9:24, NLT).
Keep moving forward. Keep your eyes on the goal. You’re not running alone. You’re not on the field of life without help. Jesus will never leave you or forsake you. Encourage your teammates, cheer them on, remember as Christians we are on the same team. So, keep moving forward, keep pressing in and pressing on, for at the end an eternal, amazing prize waits!
Mining for Treasure
Remember to stay in the game. Encourage those around you. You are not alone; God has a goal and purpose for your life. Keep your focus on Him, keep moving forward.
Who can you encourage today?
What glory moments or negative times have captured your attention?
Press into God and press on, for everyone in Christ will receive eternal rewards!
From Unfailing Treasures by Lisa Buffaloe, https://amzn.to/2Ph3kWS
Photo by Lisa Buffaloe