5 minute Friday: reward

I wasn’t sure what to write for this one. In fact, I almost didn’t write anything but then an idea came to me. Kate Motaung wrote about this same thing on her own page, but I decided to put my own spin on it.

When I graduated from my boarding school they read something over me. A short paragraph encouraging me, pointing out gifts that God has given me and qualities I intentionally kept in my life. Then a verse to encourage me. Each student had a different verse and mine was 1 Corinthians 9:24-25.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” NIV

I love watching sports movies even though I don’t really like sports. I would like them but I have just never understood them. But one thing that appears a lot in sports movies is that “moment”. The moment where the athlete or the whole team is tired, losing hope and or uncertain of what each is playing for. Yet somehow he/they remembers the prize, the reward and is suddenly filled with new energy and vigor. Then together with the team, they win the game, victory is their’s and life is good again.

In life, there are times where we’re exhausted, losing hope and/or unsure of what we are living for. It is in those times where we have to turn our eyes to the Father and remember the reward for which we are fighting for. Thankfully, we don’t always have to do it on our own. God has called us to be in community and in community others can help us regain our hope and help us remember what our reward is.

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I hope you have enjoyed this week’s 5-minute Friday! It was a pleasure to write and share it with you. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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