Watching the best of the best from all over the world competing side by side is worth watching. Sometimes the event is so quick, we lose sight of all the work and time spent on getting to the Olympic stage.
Like those young ladies who do the vault in gymnastics. Their performance lasts about 10 seconds and boom, it is over.
Regardless of the event, all athletes have three things they have to do to get to that level of success. Those three things can also be applied to our lives as we journey the Christian road.
1. Learn to Focus
2. Leave the Past Behind
3. Don’t Settle
The entire article can be found here. You too can have a success in life with Olympic proportions.
Something I ran across yesterday here- a pretty good representation of what our spiritual life is like. I hope I am not a pastor who says life if perfectly easy, formulaic, and cut-and-dry.
Ever feel like you are meandering aimlessly? I think about the verse in Psalm 119:105 that says ”Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for m path.” In my Bible next to this verse, I have written, “Not a search light for the future.”
Our spiritual journey may not be a straight point A to point B. Maybe the feeling of meandering is purposeful or maybe we have to be circuitous in our journey in order to meet new people or minister to old friends.
Everyday ask Father for divine appointments that will bring a living water to someone. Maybe in the meandering great love and ministry can take place. Keep your spiritual eyes and ears open. Remember Jehoshaphat’s prayer, “we do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you” (2 Chr 20:12) (That reference kind of looks like today’s date- 2/14/2012. Random, I know.)
THE PROCESS OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH: A VISUAL