This morning I was reviewing on the internet some of the best moments of the Winter Olympics.
The website had beautiful pictures of skiers, snowboarders, and hockey players.
These are well prepared men and women from all over the world (even from Brazil, where we basically don’t have snow), very focused on their goals.
Interestingly, I didn’t see any of them carrying a heavy back pack, or all entangled with a rope around their legs.
That would be absurd.
I didn’t see any of them looking backwards, or waving to the fans during the event.
That would also be absurd.
Then I thought how many times I let the business of life distract me from where I should be focused.
How many times I go around carrying weight that shouldn’t be there.
Naturally at this point of my thought process went to the text from Hebrews 12: 1 & 2 comes to my mind:
“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 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”
Wow! Isn’t that good?
What has been entangling you? What kind of sin?
Don’t tell me you don’t sin, I am not buying it.
So, what is it?
Why are you not running to win?
And don’t forget to keep your eyes on Jesus, otherwise you could be running very fast in the wrong direction.