Monday, November 19, 2007

Running the Race

Yesterday, we had a guest speaker at church. He was seventy-seven. He told us that many times . For good reason, of course. His entire message was about running the race and not quitting until you cross the finish line.

It's funny, but he said something I've been thinking about a lot lately - "So, I've accomplished all these things. Is that it? Have I completed my work?"

The answer, of course, is no. We're never finished. There is always more to do. More lives to touch. More people to help. More souls to reach. God has a plan for each of our lives. He has uniquely suited us to fulfill those plans. There is nothing that we can't do if He is in it. No goal that can't be reached, no dream that can't be achieved. More than that, there is no limit to the work that He has for us to do.

May we all finish the race stronger than we began it!


Cheryl Shaw said...

Not a comment on running the race, but I found out what a small world it is last week. We were talking to new friends here in North Carolina (we just moved south) and they talked about their vacation at Smith Mountain Lake. After an "oh, oh, oh" moment I told her about this great author I know of *g* who write romantic suspense set in a town inspired by SML. The next soccer game I showed up with books in hand for her.
And hey, it gave us something to talk about, which is always a good thing.

Shirlee McCoy said...

How cool!