Que the Theme Song
by Missy Misspaugh on November 19th, 2016

I Corinthians 15:57 (NIV) –
“But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 
Our family is very competitive; it doesn’t matter if we are playing board games or walking through the mall, somehow there is a race involved. For several years, it was even a race to see who would put their seatbelt on the quickest once we were in the car.

I think people in general are competitive by nature.  We are always trying, striving for the next best thing.  We are always trying to make it to the top.

The other day, my husband and I were at a band competition with our son.  To get into the stadium were the band would be marching, it was necessary to ascend quite a few stairs.  As we reached the bottom of the stairs, my husband took off, running up the stairs, in his best Rocky imitation.  I of course, being the supportive wife that I am, began my best rendition of the Rocky theme song.

By the time he reached the top of the stairs, fist pumping like the Champ, the other people around were cheering for him too.  He had concurred the stairs and this was his victory dance, complete with his wife’s awesome theme song skills and fist bumps of gratitude for the spectators. 

What if we approached life like that?  What if we looked at the mountains in front of us and took it?  What if we made the decision to tell the devil that we win and he loses?  What if we looked at those things that have been holding us back and “I can do this!”

 



Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to make me think I can concur the world. Or at least concur the problems that try and stand in the way of what God has for me and what He wants me to learn as I go through the process.

I have known many people who have competed in marathons; some full, some half, and some 5k.  I myself have run a 5k and hope to one day run a half marathon.  For the majority of people who run marathons, it isn’t about winning.  Most people do not care what place they finish the marathon in, they just want to finish.  They want to get to the end and have that person hand them their medal.  They want to fall into the arms of their loved one and they want to rest.

That’s how it is with God.  He plants our feet on a path, tells us the direction we should go, and send us on our way.  Along the way, we trip, sometimes we fall, but He is always there to pick us up, help us clean up the scraps and sends us back on our way.

And when we get to the end of our current journey, Jesus is standing there, waiting for us to cross the finish line, so we can fall into His arms and rest.  And in that first breathe of rest, with tears in our eyes, we whisper “Thank you.” 

Because we know that we could not do it without Him.  When we are striving for victory, even if it’s a competition of one, we do it knowing that Jesus is right there with us, every step of the way. He is with us from victory to victory.

So the next time your uber competitive self looks at that thing you have been wanting to do, but thought it was too big, take off running toward it and que the theme song.

Blessings Soul Friends
​Today's blog is part of our #SoulDeep Scripture Reading Series : #EverydayThanksgiving
 
​Missy Millspaugh was born in sunny Florida and lived there until shortly after she married her husband Jim.  Since then, they have lived in Texas and she truly believes she was born to be a Texan.  Missy has two amazing children, Molly and Jacob and enjoys watching them take their first steps into adulthood.   She loves to read, Starbucks, and Mickey Mouse and longs for a house strategically planted in the city, country, and on the beach, all at the same time. 
You can connect with Missy at missymillspaugh.com


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