On Your Mark, Get Set, and GO!
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Throughout my adult life, I 've been asked why by so many folks. Why run, why race motorcycles, why go to school, why do what you do, and why go to more school are just a few. (No one has asked why I am a redhead, but maybe they should.)
In this life there is settling and there is pushing harder, running farther, reading more, doing more! I believe that God wants his children to reach for stars, study His Word, seek His will, look for challenges, and embrace this life He has given us. At almost 75, I am not running races or racing motorcycles, but there are mountains out there that still need climbing. I can read more great books, listen to good stories and beautiful music, spend more time talking with my Heavenly Father, and seek a deeper understanding of His truth. I can share Christ with others every day and reach out to others who need to see what Christ can do to the heart of man or a redheaded lady! What mysteries, and amazing discoveries wait for me? On my mark, get set, and go forth into this amazing life that God gave me. The end of the race is heavenly.