Hopes, dreams and desires are the substance of our futures; however, there is a price to be paid for everything we want in life. Our futures are manifest through faith. *Heb. 11:1-1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. 2 The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
Can we hold on to our faith on a long-term consistent basis? How many dreams have been forfeited because our faith was not great enough to overcome temporary discomfort? It is difficult to fit preparation for our futures into our hectic schedules, and still do what we want, when we want to do it. Could we relinquish our social life, keeping our focus for four years, 208 weekends or 1460 days to impact our field of endeavor?
Every four years we have the opportunity to witness the exploits of extraordinary athletes, who have sacrificed greatly, studying each detail of their performance, strengthening weaknesses, enduring fatigue and injuries. They have trained to present themselves before the world to earn one chance to be acknowledged as the best in their field. They stand before us having done everything necessary persevering through challenges only those who are most dedicated could endure to win or loose while the entire world watches.
Imagine rising early and working late, day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year. Could our faith move us through challenge to victory? Do we have what it takes to be a champion and a leader in life?
There is a price to become a World Champion!
*The Message Bible