The Mile of Glory

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The mile of glory is the last mile of the race.  It’s the time where we thank God for all that he has given us and for everything yet to come.  It’s the hardest part of the race because you can feel the finish line and you are exhausted and tired.  It’s the final push and often it’s when we have to overcome our biggest obstacle…ourselves.

Our mind is telling us to quit, but our heart says to keep going.  Its our heart that gets us through the race and the spirit of God speaks to it.  Telling us to enjoy the moment, revel in the accomplishment, praise and acknowledge the hardships.

The mile of glory is not meant for us alone, but for our redeemer and heavenly father.  Who has been with every agonizing step along the way.  He never left us or forsake us, but was with us every step of the way.  He was the gentle wind when we were hot, the downhill draft when we were tired and the cloud cover we so desperately needed.

He is our biggest cheerleader and he does it the entire race.  He tells us to run the race set before us with grace and perseverance because this race was meant for you alone and no one else.

It is your race, your challenge, your heartbreak, you soul changing moment.  It’s your moment to share with him and glorify all that he is and all that he will be.  When the race is finished you will thank him again for all that you accomplished because you will look back at all the struggle and have confidence that with him you can do anything because he calms the stormy seas and brings peace to those around him.

Your mile of glory does not have to be an actual race! For me it was both! In order to cross the finish line you have to bear down and charge forward.  You might stumble, you might fall down and you might even throw up! But guess what?! You are building character along the way! 

The starting gun has fired! Now it’s time to run…..and run the race that has been set before you! Not someone else’s race, but yours alone! Be steady, be nimble and always get back up! For it is the things that are the hardest, that make us stronger! 

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