Running the Race

Posted on: 7-15-112014

My middle child has always been very self-motivated. She is very hard on herself and always wants to do her best in anything she does. Since she started school, I have never had to prompt her to do her homework or to study for tests because I am 100% positive that she has it taken care of. She is now in her first year of nursing school with her sights set on being a nurse practitioner or a nurse anesthetist. A few days ago she came home grinning ear to ear, bursting with good news. She found out that day that she was the top ranking level one nursing student in her school and therefore had earned the privilege of being able to attend the National Nursing convention being held this weekend. All of the hours of studying and preparing had paid off for her in a very big way. Her dedication and devotion to whatever she is focused on reminds me of this verse:

“Don’t you know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

Just as my daughter is dedicated to her education, we need to be dedicated to run the race God has chosen us to run. We need to give 100% every single day for the kingdom of God. Jesus gave His all for us…how can we give Him any less?


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