Many of us will never put our feet on the track to run a 40 meter, or 400 relay, or whatever else they do. I am not physically able to but run so don’t know if I’d like running or not. There is a race we all are and can be involved in: the Race of Life. Some folks take this literally and run crazy each day getting as much done as possible to check things off a list. Today’s society embraces the “do whatever feels good” philosophy with no consequences or remorse for themselves or others. I believe we need “to make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). This life is a gift from God and He created us for a specific purpose, for His glory, to be an example for Him. Staying too busy can be a sin against God. He commands us to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Staying too busy that we don’t have time for God is a sin. At some point in time, we all are guilty, but “He is faithful and just to forgive us (when we admit our wrong) and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Understand the race you are in. Not to make the most money, or get to the top of the pay scale, to obtain the most possessions available to mankind. “Let us throw off the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:3). God created us with a purpose, and being at His feet, learning, listening to Him daily, will guide us through the race of life headed in the right direction! Our goal is Heaven, the final ribbon to cross through.