At the end of my last post which was, admittedly, a while ago (sorry!) I talked about 1 Corinthians 10:31. This verse basically tells us to do everything, whether it is eating, sleeping, drinking, anything, all in the name of God.
I caught a bad case of the flu and was out of pretty much everything for over a week. I am still making up work from school and feeling the weakness that often results from having the flu. Apart from physical problems, I also have had to basically drag myself out of a mental pit.
All that being said, today I was reading in 1 Corinthians again and came across these verses:
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.
1 Corinthians 9:24-26
Though, as a runner, this caught my attention for obvious reasons, it also got my eye because of what I explained before. I have been recently questioning why I do everything I do. While I run, eat, sleep, get up in the morning, do school, exercise, etc. The first verse, I think, sums up what I have discovered as the answer.
I want to go through life with the goal of receiving the imperishable wreath mentioned in the verse. I don’t want to live life aimlessly, as one who boxes the air.
I want to challenge whoever reads this, along with me, to look to the Lord in everything we do. Look to him as you go to school/work, hang out with friends, read a magazine or book, write. Look to Jesus the Founder and Perfecter of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2).