If our eyes are constantly on the finish line we can sometime miss the enjoyment of actually running the race. We can also miss the valuable lessons that are hidden in the thinking, planning and organizing.
We’ve already won. The victory is ours because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. That means the teaching is in the running, not in the actual winning.
The Christian life is a process in which we learn complete dependence on God.
Apostle Peter reminds us that Christlike living and effective service result from the process.
It’s imperative that we are always growing in eight areas of spiritual development. Faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. (2 Peter 1:5-7)
Peter goes on to say:
“If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:8)
We are called to a beautiful process of learning to know God. We should rest assured, knowing that it will lead to productive service that will glorify and honor Him.