I'm going to tell you a story. It's a story about a young warrior with incredible potential. His father, his peers everyone who witnessed him in battle were blown away by his strength speed and skill, all of which were well beyond peers his age. His teachers and masters often expressed the great potential he had within him.
One day his town was attacked by enemy so powerful it crushed even the most seasoned much older warriors. The enemy thought he had won, until the mighty young warrior stepped in. On paper this enemy should have wiped the floor with the young warrior but as the battle raged on the young warriors father told his son to dig deep within himself to unlock his hidden potential. The young warrior raised his power and speed well beyond that of anyone on the battle field, he completely overwhelmed the enemy. The father of the young warrior who knew of his sons hidden potential was amazed at what he just witnessed.
However as time passed the young warrior slacked off in his training, he allowed him self to become comfortable. He stopped challenging himself and pushing his limits. Soon a much stronger enemy attacked and when the now much older young warrior tried to step in he found himself severely out matched.
"'Isn’t it obvious that all runners on the racetrack keep on running to win, but only one receives the victor’s prize? Yet each one of you must run the race to be victorious. A true athlete will be disciplined in every respect, practicing constant self-control in order to win a laurel wreath that quickly withers. But we run our race to win a victor’s crown that will last forever. For that reason, I don’t run just for exercise or box like one throwing aimless punches, but I train like a champion athlete. I subdue my body and get it under my control, so that after preaching the good news to others I myself won’t be disqualified.'" 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 The Passion
Don't rest on what you accomplished! We have greater this before us, are we willing to pay the price to grow stronger?
Much Love & God bless
Song: More Than Anything - Gospel Sax Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=D8vZMuALOgs&ab_channel=ErisaNicole