Gold medal dreams
I have always loved the Olympics. Like many kids, I dreamed of someday participating in the Olympics. I stood on the podium and received many a gold medal in those dreams!
My Olympic dreams, unfortunately, never became reality.
As the 2018 Winter Olympics begin, a thought came to me. What am I dreaming of and training for now? I still try to exercise, but dreams of athletic success have dimmed. I am glad there are now age-group competitions—I haven’t completely given up!
Paul has some training advice for those who follow Jesus. The Message paraphrase of 1 Timothy 4:8 puts it this way:
Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.
Let's not give up on our dreams! But let’s set our sights on prizes that will never tarnish.