'IN A RACE ALL THE RUNNERS RUN, BUT ONLY GETS THE PRIZE.RUN...AS TO GET THE PRIZE. ' 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24 NIV
In a Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown laments to his friends Linus, 'Life is just too much for me. I've been confused from the day I was born. I think the trouble is, we're thrown into life too fast. We're not really prepared. 'What do you want, 'Linus ask a chance to warm up first? You may not get a chance to warm up before entering life, but you cant warm up by practicing what's important to you once life has begun. It's during these warm-ups that you grow. If you commit your self to practice you discover:
(1) Your performance can always be improved. Author Harvey Mackay says, 'A good leader understands that almost anything that has been done in a particular way for a given amount of time, can be better in the right environment. Improvement always requires some degree of risk and failure. So find a place where growth and experimentation are encouraged.
(2)You must be willing to start with small things. When you first start to practice you gains will be small. But they will grow. In the Olympics, The difference between the gold medalist and other contestants is often juts hundredths of seconds.
(3) There's a price to pay to reach the next level. Sidney Howard remarked, 'One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Too many of us regard practice as an essentially negative experience, but it doesn't have to be if you think of it in terms of discovery and development. So, keep practicing!
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Deut 3-4, Luke 10:38-42, Ps 78:40-55, Pr 16:32 www.mpbs247.org