Finishing the Race Strong

Running track when I was little, my Coach would always say “Die at the finish line!”

If I was hurt, die at the finish line! You tired, die at the finish line! You don’t feel good, die at the finish line!

So my entire life I would finish, it would take me a while but I would finish.

I was not the best long distances runner. Shoot last spot was my spot okay!

Let me paint the picture, when I ran everyone would go to lunch until I was on my last lap except one.

Coach Charles yelled at me every lap. I kept the same pace faithfully until the last 200 meters. I believe if I really tried and not just have in my head to just finish the rest I would be dope!

I just made sure I finished and didn’t quit but never finished strong. That set the tone for my entire life, became my reality and didn’t even realize it. Running in the race wasn’t me but my sister exceeded in that department. My role I did well was managing the team, that I did enjoy.

So in real time, I’m finishing school but not strong, I’m doing enough to get by and sometimes that wasn’t enough. This all was not bought to my attention until earlier this year talking to my mother.

Now that I know this about myself, things are slowly changing to break that bad habit and build a new one.

How can I finish the mission God has for me if I can’t go hard for the race in front of me now. How can He trust me with more when the little I have I do the bare minimum?

Acts 20:24

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying the good news of God’s grace.”

Are you running the race to finish or are you striving to finish the race strong!?


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