Seasons. With each new season comes new opportunities, new tasks and new challenges. The change of seasons can be exciting; filled with anticipation and hope for what’s to come. But the change of seasons can also bring feelings of anxiety as we await the unknown of what’s ahead. As one year winds down a new year waits in the shadows, what is your hope for 2019?
“A Game Changer is someone who doesn’t fall to pressure, stays focused and doesn’t allow anything to hinder them from reaching their goal!” –Adam Donyes, K-2 Men’s Director
Our lives are filled with distractions - from school to sports, friends, family and technology. Every moment of the day our attention is pulled in multiple directions, making discipline difficult and focus impossible. It takes serious determination to unplug from our devices and embrace the stillness and rest our minds and bodies need.
Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”
This verse encourages us to throw off earthly hindrances and keep our focus on the goal ahead of us. For the Christian, this goal is Jesus. Followers of Christ are called to daily obey and glorify Him in all they do, requiring them to shut off daily distractions and intentionally turn to the Lord for strength and wisdom.
It takes a Game Changer who is filled with the Spirit to persevere in their walk with Christ. Amidst temptation, calamity and busyness, Game Changers will maintain a steadfast commitment to their faith and dependence on Jesus. They continually draw strength from God’s Word, prayer and the encouragement of others, determined to finish the race that has been set out for them.