G L O R Y
Some people say that difficult times develop character. However, I believe that hard times reveal the character that's already in a person or in a team.
In Romans chapter 8 and verse 18, the Apostle Paul writes to his friends, "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." In times of suffering we have a strong assurance that better things are on the way.
Paul seems to say that the overwhelming greatness of the good to come far surpasses our present, momentary suffering. Take that kind of attitude when you're competing and your legs ache. Think that way when you've been in the training room all week recovering from the last game. When anything assaults your attitude and tempts you to quit or to simply give up, focus your mind on the glory that awaits the completion of the task and the attaining of the goal.
When you pray, ask for the power to press through the suffering and into the glorious reward of achievement.
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