WE ARE CHEERING YOU ON!
While running earlier this week, I decided to keep tab of a particular event that reoccurs on a regular basis. Seeing people walking their dogs, resting on the benches, walking as couples, riding their bicycles and or running are all common observations. What I however hadn’t kept good account of was the number as well as content of the comments I get while on the runs.
As I looked to give attention to the comments I get, I realised that the bulk of it were around ‘keep going’, ‘well done’ and similar phrases, all showing the fact that I am being cheered on as I take the next step and then the next. I realised that though I could be quite exhausted sometimes, the fact that someone just cheered me on just creates that extra adrenaline that seems to push me further and faster (I sometimes think)
If the cheering of the people I meet while running could be pretty encouraging as well as motivational to me, how much more if we have someone cheering us on for the important things of life that also have eternal value.
Some comments like.. ‘you are nearly there, so do not give up!’ Or ‘don’t stop now!’ Or ‘just keep going’ or ‘you’re doing great, well done!’ – were the phrases I didn’t give attention to in the past, but kept coming and were very helpful. I therefore will like to cheer you on today by saying ‘well done and keep going!’
God’s word in Hebrews also says
‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.’ Hebrews 12:1
You and I are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, who are constantly cheering us on as we run our race of faith and life. And I’ll like to join them in encouraging you to run the race ahead of you with all endurance, taking off all things that may slow you down but being focused on achieving a heavenly reward for every purpose you pursue in line with what God has planned for you.
Remember, I am cheering you on, people are cheering you on and heaven is cheering you on…so do not give up!
God is on your side!