Friday, September 14, 2012

Five Minute Friday...Focus on your race...

Today is once again it just me or did this week just fly right by? Anyway, time for Five Minute Friday. One word...five editing...just our thoughts flying out! Today's word is FOCUS.


I've discovered a fun new sport to watch, cross country! It just amazes me how these runners can stay focused and keep their eyes on the prize...the finish line. They also need to keep their eyes on the cart leading them around the course or they could take a wrong turn. The closer they get to that end goal, the faster some of them run. I can't believe that anyone has that much energy left at the end of three miles to sprint it out. The look of joy and excitement on their face as they cross that finish line is priceless. And this isn't just the top finishers, its pretty much every one who finishes. These runners train for this. They don't just run once a week and expect to be able to finish the race.

Our Christian life has been compared to a race. We must keep our eyes on the prize as well. We need to focus ourselves on Jesus! If we take our eyes off of Him, we lose that focus. We become lost. We too need to train ourselves. We can't just show up at church on Sunday and think that is good enough. We need to spend time each day in the word. We need to pray and seek God's direction for our lives. Then we need to do it!!! Just like the runner needs more than one day of training, so to do we!

What are you focusing on today? Focus on Jesus and you will be amazed at how clear things become!!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:1-2


  1. Fixing our eyes on Jesus -- yes, Brenda -- the best and only true way to draw everything into focus. There is so much on this race of life that compels us to look. It's so easy to become distracted. Thank you for this metaphor today. I needed it. :)Glad to have found you through FMF.

  2. Great stuff!!
    Happy Saturday, my friend...

  3. A wonderful analogy with our spiritual walk! Yes, let us persevere and not give up, keeping our eyes on the prize.

    blessings and love,


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