MORNINGTIME 2031

by Benjamin Munsell on April 20, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2031
 
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, BUT ONE RECEIVETH THE PRIZE? So run, that ye may obtain. 1 Corinthians 9:24. There are different styles of racing. One style is, everybody starts running at the same time and the first one to cross the finish line wins the prize. Another style is, just run AND FINISHING the race, makes you a winner. This is what Paul is talking about, RUN, AND FINISH. You won't be the fastest, or the best looking, you aren't running against another person, but you are running against your Self. Self is always telling you to slow down, take a break, stop and eat, get back in the race, TOMORROW, you have plenty of time. Self is only committed to the life of ease and pleasures for today. "Wine, women, and song, for tomorrow we die". Why even bother? Your Coach, the Holy Spirit, is telling you to keep going, keep moving forward, keep your eyes on the Prize at the end of the race. That's Christ and Eternity with Him. There's only one catch, and it's a big one. Miss this one and you've missed it all. YOU MUST FINISH THE RACE, from start to finish. Even if you run all but the last 300 feet, IF YOU DON'T FINISH, YOU DON'T WIN. Only those who continue on with, and in Christ to the very end, win. The DAY of your "receiving Christ" really means nothing. The day you FINISH with Christ and go Home to Glory, it's the Way and the day people will talk about. Generally, anyone who runs 1/2 a race, AND QUITS, is never heard from again. No medals for wanna-be has-beens. A race like this takes Professional Coaching. That's the Holy Spirit, and he knows ALL your limitations and liabilities. He will tell you, teach you, and train you on everything you need to know to Finish the Race. You CAN'T lose if you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, UNLESS YOU WANT TO LOSE. Just throw in the towel, quit, come back another day, JUST GET OFF THE TRACK, DIE, AND GO TO HELL. That's what flesh, self, and the old man nature want. FINISH THE RACE, and, Be Blessed. 
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