1Co 9:24 "You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever."
Most of you have probably heard this scripture verse before. We know that we are running a race. Let's look at the last part, though. "we do it for a crown that will last forever." Our prize is everlasting life with God in heaven!
So, how long will we be running this race? Until we reach heaven! That's not a short race. No, that's a long sometimes exhausting sometimes exciting race.
Last week I went out of town for 3 days with my husband and when we returned home I had an all day homeschool co-op the very next day. This brought me to Friday. There was laundry piled so high I didn't think I could ever finish it, the house was messy and needed to be cleaned, and the kids had school work to complete! AAAHHH! It felt so overwhelming to me. Until I received this advice:
Make my goals progression goals, not perfection or even completion goals. For example, if I completed 6 loads of laundry on Friday be glad and rejoice, instead of being disappointed because I didn't actually finish all of the laundry. I am telling you that this advice made all of the difference in my day. I had a successful day even though everything on my list didn't get completed, but my eyes were focused on God and in a forward projection.
If you have mounds of work ahead of you this week, focus your eyes on God and keep moving in a forward projection toward them and then be content with whatever you can get accomplished in the day. This is a lifelong race, and we need to keep moving forward.