I often refer to her as being an addict for her toy.
|The various ‘balls’ that were used to play- Scruffy’s toy included.|
|She got her prize.|
The children stopped playing. The game is over. Disappointment sets in. She waits for one of the kids to throw her toy so she can continue in her pursuit again.
|Disappointed but still focused, she looks on.|
Distractions that made it difficult for me to not only seek Christ, but to hear from Him and to be in His Holy presence today.
Disappointments with extended family that brought me to tears (again).
Imposters masked as joy and peace. Would I succumb to busyness, food (chocolate), or entertainment to numb what I was feeling inside?
Would I seek the Imperishable Crown? And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 1 Corinthians 9:25
As my dog bleeds for her prize, would I be willing to bleed for my Prize? Pushing everything aside to seek Him, find Him, know Him and be obedient to Him.
In the pursuit of Christ we need to:
- · stay focused on Him
- · be undeterred by distractions and disappointments
- · be discerning of imposters
- · and sometimes we need to bleed for Him; by overcoming our fears, injustices, insecurities, and self- so we can know Him more and make Him known to others
As we passionately and relentlessly pour out our life for Christ, remember that He bled for us because we are His prize!