Approaching The Finish Line
Does anyone ever start a workout and the just enjoy it so much that by the time it's over, you can't believe it's done already? If that describes you, I desperately need whatever you're having for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! For me, and I would assume for a lot of people, I can't wait for the end of the cardio workout and start thinking about it only a few minutes after it begins. The closer it gets to the end, the more motivated I am to press on. This can also be true with other goals or projects in life that take a long time, such as college degrees, training for certifications, home remodeling or painting, landscaping, getting out of debt, and getting through early childhood with your kids. In each of these things, we must reject the desire for immediate gratification and instead look at the bigger picture. The same is true with our Christian faith and the race we run as disciples. There are a lot of pains along the way and the process can be grueling, but the bigger picture tells us it's not forever. This week at Friendship, we talk about "Approaching the Finish Line" in our race. How does knowing the end is coming help us press on and keep striving for Jesus? Join us this weekend for answers and encouragement!