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Let’s Go Run

Businessman Winning RaceKey Bible Verse:

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”  (Hebrews 12:1b).

Bonus Reading:  Hebrews 12:2-6


Before I started ninth grade, a buddy who lived down the street said we should start jogging to get in shape for football practice that fall.  We jogged 1.6 miles through the hills at the base of Lookout Mountain, and we made jogging part of our daily routine.  We jogged together throughout high school and even when I was home from college, and the hills and distance helped my endurance.  That’s where my motivation and success began – when I was 14 years old and Billy Harper told me, “Let’s go run.”

See, I wasn’t blessed with an incredible body.  I was tall, but I wasn’t big and strong before I started working out.  I realized that if I wanted to achieve my goal of becoming a professional football player, I had to work.

Whether it’s as a football player or as a man, if I want to be great, I have to work.  Let’s face it, most people don’t want to work to be great.  Because work is hard, not fun. I’ve seen guys who played off raw ability, working hard during the season, but not during the offseason.  But the really great ones work hard all year and build a legacy.

          Reggie White in God’s Playbook

Personal Challenge:

Praise God for His magnificent work of creation when He made you. Reflect your thankfulness in the way you care for His creation.

Thought to Apply:

No pain, no gain.  – Anonymous

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