“Christianity is not a sprint but a marathon.”
Wow, did you hear that? How true that is!
While a sprint is a very fast, quick and short race, a marathon is a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards.
Christianity is a long journey, and a combination of different marathon races. When we think we finished them all, got them all covered, to our surprise, we find ourselves standing at the beginning of the race in some areas of life.
Because each one of areas of life has its own race.
So, as a Christian, if you still struggle in one or more than one areas of life, take courage. We all do struggle in one way or the other. Our focus shouldn’t be on our struggles but on making sure that we stay on the race and constantly put one foot in front of the other and keep walking towards the end.
Yes, the good news is that there is an end to our race. A unique race is marked out to each one of us. And as our race has a beginning, it also has an end and the end is the one that should excite us all the most.
Do you know why?
Well, our Big Brother, Jesus Christ, had already ran and finished the race on our behalf and He is now with us all the time, making sure that we get to the finishing line to announce our victory in Him at the presence of our enemy.
Wow! If that doesn’t excite us, I don’t what will.
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us (telling us people who have gone before us, recorded in Hebrews 11), let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB ///