Did you know that it’s not about winning, that it’s actually about finishing? You’ve probably heard that before and you probably feel like you understand that, but when things start coming up in life, you really do want to win. You really want to come on top. And I have a story to go with that.
I just finished a half marathon and in the middle of it, my knee was hurting. I wasn’t feeling the best. And I had no idea how I was going to finish, let alone win. And I could hear just in me, God speaking, saying, “It’s not about winning, it’s not about beating your time from the last marathon. It’s just about finishing.” So I had to walk half of the marathon, but I still finished. And on top of that, I actually beat my time because I had so much grace on myself. I didn’t realize I actually did. So it’s not about just winning. It’s about finishing. He wants us to finish things.
It says here in James 1:12, “Blessed is the one who preserves under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” He loves you and He wants the best for you. And He doesn’t want you to focus on hurting yourself, stressing yourself, to get to all of these places that we’re believing for. He wants you just to finish and believe that the rest will come. The crown will come when you finish, when you don’t stop, because you think you’re not perfect enough. Just keep going.
God, I pray for this person right here that’s watching this video. And I pray that you encourage them, you give them joy, you give them encouragement, that you would inspire them to finish whatever they just started. That’s what you care about. God give them the strength. God give them joy, because joy is our strength. Give them joy to finish this marathon of life and wherever they’re walking. Amen.
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