1 Thessalonians 2:12 (NKJV)
12 that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
Some readers may know i used to be a triathlon coach, this morning I want to share a story from those days with you.
For months, a runner prepared for her marathon. she trained, she ate right, and got enough sleep. She was ready to go.
On the day of the race, she started out strong, but a little over halfway to her goal, she began to doubt. Did she have the strength to finish? She slowed her pace. People along the marathon route encouraged her to continue. “Go, Go, Go!” they shouted. She ran on with her heart pounding, and gasping for breath until she finished the race.
This is similar to how we as christians prepare ourselves for spiritual walks by reading the Bible, praying, and fellowshipping with other believers. When we are faithful, God empowers unto live for Him. Sometimes, though, we walk through difficult places, and we begin to doubt. Thats when we need fellow Christians to come along side and remind us that we already have the strength to walk worthy of God.
You may be struggling today. you may be wondering if you can make it. You Can. Like the runner, you’ve prepared yourself. Don’t let doubts creep in. You can finish the race. God has already given you the strength and ability to walk worthy of Him. Go! Go! Go!