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  • Writer's pictureR.C. VanLandingham

The Race

This is day 30 of my 40 day Lenten blog.

Imagine you were running a race across the world. The winner of the race would get $1 million. But imagine if you realized that all of the racers that were friendly to others along the way, helped people that they came across who needed help, and sacrificed themselves (their race times, comforts, etc) for the sake of others would get $10 million each. Would your goal be to win the race?

This life is a race. But we must realize that beating out our fellow racers is not the true goal of the race. People who want to win the race at all costs and receive accolades from men will get little. But those who give up everything for the sake of others will gain much. We should each take a good hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves, how am I running the race?

Today's prayer: Lord, help me to run the race knowing that the real prize is not laurels, but Your eternal Kingdom! Amen.

R.C. VanLandingham lives in Florida with his wife and kids. He is the author of several books including the Christian fantasy books Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity, Peter Puckett & the Enchanted Chalice, and Magdalene Hope & the Elves of Evermore

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