Some days are better than others—I had a great work out a couple of days ago (7.2 miles in 77:16 min—6.2 miles in 67:53 min), but it was very different today. I forced myself to work out but I struggled the whole time. I was so exhausted (I need to sleep before midnight). Sometimes we just have to be diligent when we are training—training for a run or training in godliness. I could have just stopped my work out early but what good is that?
The Bible reminds me that I need to keep pressing on even when I want to give up—“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on… I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing… looking forward… I press on to reach the end of the race…” (Phil 3:12-14, NLT).
On the same note, when I get tired and feel like I should skip reading the Bible for the day, I need to think about these Scripture verses because it tells me to keep going. What kind of a Christian would I be if I skipped my biblical training whenever I felt tired?