How to end the race?
Recently I spent six months preaching through the book of Hebrews. I just finished and the sermon on Hebrews 12 about running the race got me thinking. Then the Olympic runners got me thinking more. Specifically I am thinking about how I finish this race of life.
Some want to finish in a comfy space, where they can rest and finally relax and be comfortable.
I don’t really want that. I want to run with so much veracity that there is nothing left. I wanna finish like this guy (who isn’t me).
I want to fall down on the finish line exhausted, worn out, with nothing left to do but kick off my shoes, lay there, and guzzle the living water.
Life isn’t about coasting delicately across the finish line it is about crashing in on all cylinders, collapsing in the dirt and realizing that I left everything I had on that track with all those witnesses watching and letting out a deep sigh of relief.
What about you? How do you want to finish the race? Leave me a comment with your thoughts.