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The Energy of the Chase

While visiting my daughter and son in law in Florida, I had taken a few walks around a local soccer park. It was a large park with about ten soccer fields. On one particular day out, I happened to see a soccer ball that was not in use. There was nobody around so I didn’t think anyone would mind if I gave it a kick. Once I did, I found myself chasing after it like a kid. I kicked that ball around that park at least five times. I found energy I didn’t know I had. I would kick it ten to fifteen yards then kicked it again, constantly running after it not considering I should be winded.

If I were to run the distance without kicking that ball I doubt I would have had the energy but the fact that I was chasing something made all the difference. Most people are motivated by a tangible object that interests them. Whether its money, position, muscle or a relationship if we have something in front of us that is reachable with a little effort, we might find extra motivation. Sometimes it’s just fun to go after it.

When hall of famer Jerry Rice came out of college as a wide receiver, he was known for great hands and average speed for that position. The forty-niners discovered something about Rice that had not been noticed in his work outs. He had an extra boost of speed when chasing a football that made him faster than those who out ran him in the forty-yard dash. He actually ran faster while chasing after a football than while he was being timed in the forty-yard dash. Though his forty-yard dash time was average his run toward the ball and after the catch was exceptionally fast!

Goals that are desirable and tangible are motivating! If you want to excel in life or just improve your present living condition consider setting some goals while you have time to think about life.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despised the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God– Hebrews 12:2

The Lord Jesus endured because the joy of accomplishment was greater than the painful experience! We have redemption because he kept his eyes on the goal!

 
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