A Path from Discovering Your True Course In Life To Capturing Your Prize
Run Your Race to Win
“Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize. “1 Corinthians 9:24
Choose Your Race
Oswald Chambers said “the good is the enemy of the best”. Oftentimes we never awaken to our true purpose and potential in life because we are living “good” lives. We are gifted in many ways, some known to us – some we are blind to, yet these gifts will go unrealized because we are comfortable right now. However, if we would stop settling for the good we could achieve true greatest in life. This greatest will look different for each of us, but it exists in all of us. We should all be winning in every area of our lives, and not settling for good enough in any. Our first step to spiritual wellness is to awaken to the fact that there is much more to us than we are displaying right now. Choose your race by selecting the areas in your life in which you want or need to start winning.
Prepare For Your Race
After awakening to the fact that we are more than we are displaying right now, it’s time to become aware of all things internal and external, conscious and unconscious that are controlling our lives. In his book titled “Awareness”, Anthony De Mello states “what you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.” So it is imperative that in “preparing for our race” we are vigilant and honest in observing and accessing any recurring thoughts, relationships, habits, and such that will serve us on our path to spiritual wellness or will hinder our progress. Preparing for your race is a time of honest evaluation and observation of what is. There is no judgment of what’s right and what’s wrong, only a clear vision on what is and what can be.
Run Your Race
Now comes the fun part: living and walking in your truth. Having become awaken to the fact that change was needed and then aware of what needed to change, now is the time for action. Running your race is making daily decisions to live in the truth of who you truly are and not what anyone else wants you to be. Walking according to what you believe you are here to be and do while on this Earth. Spiritual wellness is inevitable when we are walking in our purpose. Happiness, joy, and peace are a few of the outcomes or the evidence of all wellness. A race is not easy, there will be bumps in the road, but when you are running your race there is nothing that will stop you from reaching the finish line.
Receiving Your Prize
Many of us go through life always striving yet never arriving. Receiving your prize is the act of acknowledging and celebrating the fact that we are capturing big and small wins in our daily lives. We must be intentional about recognizing each and every win in our day-to-day living and celebrate them in small ways even if that’s just physically patting our own selves on the back or giving ourselves a great big hug. Our spiritual wellness is fueled by our progress and our acknowledgment of and gratitude for all that is great in our lives.