CRASH!!! Searing pain. A badly twisted ankle.
Now I must run on it. I must jump. I must come down hard on that ankle. The pain will send me to the floor.
But I do it anyway.
If I said, “Just because.” You’d call me insane.
If I said, “Olympic gold medal.” You’d call me Kerri Strug.
She had a purpose that was greater than her comfort.
What is your purpose? Why are you getting up early in the morning? Is it just because you think you should? That’s not good enough.
Olympians don’t sacrifice, struggle and push themselves beyond comfort every day just because they should. They have a very clear and specific goal. The Olympic Gold Medal. One thing. One dream. One tangible purpose.
Name your goal. “I want to be a patient mother.” “I want to be joyful.” “I want God to heal my broken heart” “I want a deeper passion for God.” “I want a greater understanding of the Scriptures.” “I want to be whole so that my children can be whole.” “I want to walk free from my sin.” “I want God to use me to help others.”
What is the one thing you want God to do in your life right now?
Name it and cling to it. Let it be the dream that drives you out of bed.
Kerri Strug dreamt about standing atop the podium with the medal hanging around her neck.
I dream about one day hearing my children talk about what a patient mother I am.
What’s your dream? Imagine a scenario. And when your alarm goes off, remember that no amount of sleep or warmth will make that scenario a reality.
Take time right now to pray about what your purpose is. Then come back here and share it with us. Let’s pray for and encourage one another as we pursue our goals.
Here’s Kerri’s dream coming true (RSS and email readers, click here to view video). Enjoy!