EYES ON THE PRIZE
Earlier today, I had to drive from Lekki to Ogba in Lagos for an English Grammar and Communication training. Those of you who know the areas will agree with me that it’s quite a distance. I left home @ 6:30am for an event that was to start at 8am and I felt I will be there on time. But I did not realise how ‘biting’ the fuel scarcity was and I ran into traffic because of the long fuel queues. I was still in Lekki by past 7am and when I realised I still had so much distance to cover, I was tempted to turn back.
Then a voice that was obviously that of the Holy Spirit said, ‘What if the traffic clears and the road is free from here to Ogba won’t you regret turning back?’
AND THAT WAS PRECISELY WHAT HAPPENED!
I drove on till I got to Ogba, on time for the training. And I did not regret being there.
WHAT IF I GAVE UP?
A lot of times when we encounter the slightest opposition, we throw in the towel but that is a wrong step to take. I am still a work in progress in that area. We can miss many great opportunities if we easily give up. A way to overcome this ‘giving up spirit’ is to keep our eyes on the prize – what we stand to gain if we refuse to give up.
Jesus for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame and is set at the right hand side of the father -the prize. ( Hebrews 12:2)
So next time, you think of giving up, act like Jesus.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!