The Olympics and The Moment of Truth
Today’s post cones from Ian Coate of FreeChristianIllustrations.com
We have been watching athletes run their races in the Olympics Games. As Christians, we also have a race set before us.
Athletes train for years to prepare for a race. Then, in a matter of seconds, it’s all over, with those many years of preparation condensed to a single moment of truth. If an athlete is victorious, they have proven to self and spectators, the years of effort have not been wasted.
The life of Christianity is similar to the life of an athlete. There will be years of training, setbacks and heartaches. If we persevere, God will arrange a demonstration of our spiritual strength in one of life’s many events. It will be our moment of truth – our turn to face Goliath.
Often, the time we have to show the world the ‘glory of God’ is over in a heartbeat. It could simply be a small window of opportunity – to say or do the right thing at the exact moment when it is most needed. Usually, these situations pop up unexpected and unannounced. How we handle these opportunities depends on our mindset preparedness.
However, we can relax; God knows when we are spiritually strong enough to be victorious. We will not be tested beyond our ability. At that time, He will bring the right spectators to watch our moment of truth so they can witness that our years of faith in Him have been well justified. (Psalms 1:3) Then, like the Apostle Paul, we can say: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7.