Running a marathon is an item in my bucket list that has not come to fruition. I have friends who ran marathons for years, while I am stuck in the planning stage. I know that running a marathon is a serious business. Ask any marathon finisher and they will show you what to do to prepare for that day. You cannot sign up without even counting the cost.
Where do I sign up?
What I train for
Unfortunately, the Christian life is not all sunny and rosy. It’s challenging for the most part. I cannot count the verses that took time for me to embrace and apply in my life. Verses that talk about marriage like this one in Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Then, we find the same verse in Colossians 3:18, “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” I mean, why repeat it? Come on, wives be honest. Is there any wife who found this easy to obey?
When the going gets tough
Get back in the race
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8