"Look! I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to repay each person according to what he has done."
In the athletic world, motivation is an often-overlooked ingredient to winning. Games have been won by teams with less ability but with more motivation to go all-out. There is nothing more upsetting than to know you should have won a game, yet you didn't give it your all. Had you done so, the final score could have been different.
Why is this so upsetting? Because effort is something we all control, whether we give it all or just show up, happy to be there. The best motivation is always to play each game as if it were our last. Just as in life, we as athletes and coaches are not guaranteed another game tomorrow.
The truth in life is that our Head Coach is coming soon, and we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Another fact remains, as Scripture reveals, is that when He comes, He will bring a reward. Will He be bringing something for you? As Christians, we have motivation to live life with urgency; yet, so many teammates live with an apathetic approach to life. They enjoy a nice sermon on Sunday morning, eat lunch with the family, and then go back to doing whatever they want for the remaining 6.5 days in the week.
Today, set yourself apart and commit to FINISHING strong. Many begin the race of life focused on doing much for God. The ones who finish strong, however, are few and far between.
1. Are you committed to finishing strong in life?
2. What are some practical steps you are currently taking in order to finish strong?
"Father, I want my life to count for something. Help me to be busy doing Your work until You send Your Son, or until You call me home."