SWEET FREEDOM DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Eyes Straight Ahead

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: A runner's shadow is seen crossing the finish line during the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

…one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

My dad ran a very fast Boston Marathon in the early 1980s, claiming it was extra exhilarating to have trained for it all winter amid some cruel outdoor conditions in Alaska. It toughened an already tough guy and made him appreciate the extra training effort it took to do well. He and I agree: not much compares with crossing the finish line perfectly exhausted, swearing you’ll never run another one, but grinning anyway because you just checked off a bucket list item.

A New York University study found that runners who focus sharply on a point in the distance increase their speed and suffer less exhaustion. I know that when starting some of my runs, focusing on the finish line that is my driveway is literally the only thing I look forward to.

God issues the same advice for life – fix your eyes on the end game, run for the prize. Athletes can find it easy to get distracted by the crowds, the score, the stress, the aches and pains…and it’s the same in life. Trials so easily beset our journey. But there is a prize at the end, and we find it as we forget what is behind and look to the eternal rewards of Jesus.

Sweet Freedom in Action
Today, forget your worries of the moment. Breathe. Look to God. He wants to carry every one of your burdens and make the run more enjoyable.

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