What happens when you stumble and fall? How do you react?
How about in life? Sometimes things may be clicking along really well, and boom(!), you’re down – like when Satan aims his fiery darts to devastate your life.
What are you going to do? Are you going to let him win?
This video isn’t the best quality, but carefully keep your eye on the girl who begins the race third in line. She’s the one in second place for most of the second lap. Watch it twice if necessary.
Can you believe what happened? Would you have gotten back up quickly and started running again (injured!)?
Our reaction to a test of faith is shown by our response to life’s setbacks.
Is Satan tempting you to give up on your marriage? Is the devil distracting you from God’s purpose in your life? Is he attacking your family? Have you lost your job, making you question your abilities?
I asked earlier if you’re going to let the devil win. Do you think he won when he knocked you down? No, the race isn’t over until it’s over.
so get up and run!
Satan doesn’t get to win. The Lord has already won. As a child of the King, look to Jesus to help you get up…to help you run…until the finish line.
After a fall, keep your eyes on Jesus. Don’t look back at the place where you fell. (Satan is there, sneering and pointing at you, distracting you from the Truth!)
Show the devil Who wins. Don’t stop running until the finish. We don’t stop running until the Lord marks the finish line for us.
Christ holds your finish-line flag. Run to it – to Him!
No matter what’s going on in your life, I’d like to encourage you today. Jesus will heal your wounds after a fall. He loves you so much! Keep your eyes and focus on Him…until you see victory in your situation.
Have a worshipful, restful, and spectacular Sabbath Sunday, y’all.
P.S. For us (as believers), the finish line is only the beginning. We run the race here on earth with Him and with His blessings, and we enjoy the trophy after crossing the finish line…our heavenly trophy beyond this life, raised in praise and honor to and in worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.