#MusingsOfASuperGirl by Kelly Heuer
One of the Youth Group members said that he didn’t have time to come and help out with stuff because he goes to school, has practice, and has a job. One might be tempted to let him off the hook. I mean, he is busy. But I simply reminded him that his busyness is nothing special. I go to school, raise a family, and, up until a few weeks ago, I had a job. In all of that I still found time to teach Bible study, sit on the Youth Group Committee, and be an active participant. This also is nothing special, we’re all busy.
Life doesn’t slow down. It’s a sprint from beginning to end. There are moments when we can stop for a sec, take a breather, grab a glass of water, and then we’re back to the race. From the surface it seems pointless. What’s the point of all this running about only to fall exhausted into bed every night?
Paul, also a very busy person, said, “Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.” (1 Cor. 9:26)
What was he running for? What was he chasing after? “…They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” (1 Cor. 9:25)
When the running gets to be too much, ask yourself why you’re doing it. Are you trying for a crown of pyrite or gold? If it turns out it’s just glitter and not precious, let it go. Race after the end, race to the prize. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Cor. 9:24)
The prize, by the way, is heaven.
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