Stay Alert

As a runner who meditates a lot, I find it very important to stay focused. We all should stay alert and guard:

This could be your plan. Is is still the same plan you have before? If anything at all have changed, you might have to revise. Find out for yourself if the plan is still worth keeping or worth aiming for. Anything that goes against the plan worth keeping should be disregarded.

Philippians 4:8

Common English Bible (CEB)

8 From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise.

1 Corinthians 2:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Negate negativity. Keep the positive attitude of accomplishing things. Keep your focus on the finish line and keep on running until you are there. Regardless of the distance – every start has an end. It’s how you handle things. Start by believing.

This could be your activities. Are you still engaged in your activity? Is it the same activity you almost always enjoy? If there’s anything new – is it worth continuing? Is it worth keeping? Any activity that goes against your choice activity should be scrutinized. There shouldn’t be any conflict at all. And choices, even the manner of choosing, doesn’t have to be a burden.

1 Corinthians 9:24

Common English Bible (CEB)

24 Don’t you know that all the runners in the stadium run, but only one gets the prize? So run to win.

Galatians 6:4-5

New International Version (NIV)

4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load.

This could be your training. If you are doing something else, or something new – then find out if it’s worth keeping or continuing. Would you benefit from it? What is there to gain? Is it helpful at all? Any new habit that goes against the OLD but-tested-as-good-ones should be scrutinized. Will it even cause harm?

1 Timothy 4:8

Common English Bible (CEB)

8 While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come.

1 Corinthians 9:25

New International Version (NIV)

25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

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