I was finishing up my first mile of the night, last quarter- I got the sense I should push through. Run it out. Sprint. Go all out! I began to run, but I wasn’t giving it everything. My run wasn’t like a sprint. It wasn’t like my normal sprints.
Perhaps it was because I had already run 3/4s of a mile I thought. But that wasn’t it. It dawned on me, that I was holding back, because I was afraid if I gave this mile my all, I wouldn’t have energy left for the second.
Immediately, this reminded me of my Christian life.
There have been countless times, that I’ve considered my life, and thought to myself: “God, if I give you control of all my money, I won’t have enough to do what I want to do. If I give you all my time, I won’t have time to do what I want. If I give you all my energy, I won’t have energy for what I want to do.” This thought has come to me over and over.
Even when I make life plans, I hold back.
In the back of my mind, I’m scared.
If I give everything I have to God, will I have anything left?
I challenge you, don’t ever allow yourself to be held back by fear. God loves you more than you can know. He wants the best for you, but He won’t give you all His blessings if you will not give Him all your allegiance.
When you give your everything to a workout, you have more to give next time. It’s the same with God. Give God control of your everything, and watch how He gives back to you.
“The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” – Proverbs 11:25
God promises that generous people will increase in what they have. How much more when we are generous towards Him!