Last night, I spent a few minutes watch ’Around the Horn’ on ESPN. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it’s a sports analysis program. Four sports journalists are given sports topics to discuss. They all take turns, and every time they make a good point, the host awards them with an actual point. At the end of the show, the journalist with the most points gets an allotted amount of uninterrupted time to talk about any thing they want.
Competition is so baked into our society that we have created a game to talk about other games. I’m not anti-competition. i love playing word games with my friends, or board games with my family. I’ve participated in weight loss and writing challenges. But we weren’t made to compete with each other.
Hebrews 12:1 admonishes us to “lay aside every weight” and ”run the race set before us.” Sprinters don’t have time to look at their competitors. They don’t even have time to look at the clock. they are looking solely at the finish line.
It’s tome to stop looking at what everyone else has managed to accomplish. it’s time to stop looking at the scoreboard. it’s time for you to run your race.
On Your Marks! Get set! Go!