Make the finish line

make the finish lineThe Christian life is not a sprint. It is a marathon.

The marathon — 26 miles — is divided into two parts: 1) the first 25 miles, then 2) the last mile.

Forget about who’s first. Just finish the rest. Too many Christians burn out, get confused, get bitter or otherwise fall out of their orbit.

He who persevere to the end shall be saved. — Matt. 24:13.

9 responses to “Make the finish line

  1. I was thinking on this same concept yesterday as I ran my non-competitive pace! I will run with perseverance the race marked out before me… I may not be fast; I may not be first, but I will finish! Such an encouragement to my spirit!

  2. Great encouragement. “Finish Strong” is an oft quoted racing expression. This certainly applies to whatever Faith Race God has us in currently. —and just for the record, as a marathoner myself, I feel I need to gently correct your numbers. A marathon is actually 26.2 miles. Sometimes the last 0.2 miles is the hardest. Thanks for the good words.

  3. Reblogged this on Living Life Day by Day and commented:
    An important uplift today from one of my favourite blogs: “The Christian life is not a sprint. It is a marathon.” Can’t agree more 🙂

  4. I love this post! I recently ran my first marathon and God used this experience to teach me so much about my walk with Him!

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