Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither].
1 CORINTHIANS 9:25 (AMP)
This should be a short one. Just a nudge and a reminder to ask ourselves this question as stated above. What are you chasing after; what am I chasing after?. The ephemeral or the everlasting?. 🤔
Truth be told we live in a world with so many aspirations and goal setting. But what are your aspirations set on; what are your goals set upon?. His complete will or all yours?.
You keep wondering why you keep failing at that particular race, maybe it’s not His will. 🤔 Have you sat down to ask yourself that question?. Just maybe He has something better and bigger in the plan for you. But you are just not seeing it – His way!. 😚
So what we chase after determines its lasting state. If it will be everlasting (stand the test of time and trials) or it will give way at the slightest hitch (Ephemeral).
Remember the parable of the house built on the rock which stood despite the rain and wind that came beating upon it and that on the sand which crumbled?. 💭
Dear reader, your wish and will can give way to anything when it is hinged on “self”. But when it is built on “Christ” (His will and purpose) you will be UNSTOPPABLE. 💃
Yes, you most certainly will be, because Christ was unstoppable and He’s still is. As NO death could hold Him back and He came up (Alive); a conqueror of death that we LIVE.
So yes that is it, whatever you hinge your life and pursuit upon determines how your end will be. Do you want a solid; glowing end or a burnt down; crumbled one. 👀
Think about this. I believe you will choose rightly. 🤔
Do have a graceful weekend folks.
And a Happy New Month. ❤