-er or -est?

I’ve always wondered, “Who will be the one to have the world record for [insert your favorite, olympic-timed event here] that will NEVER be broken?” You do realize there has to be a limit at some point, right? Others will work and train and push to be faster, but there is a “fastest” out there. Somewhere. Maybe that’s the attraction. Nobody knows. “Maybe it will be me”. But not “me-me”; I’m not training for that. I’m training for this:

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. Colossians 3:1-4

To be honest, I have good days, better days, even bad days. But it’s a striving, a lifestyle, a goal, a desire; all made up of little decisions. The rest of Colossians 3 gives great direction on how to make those best decisions.

You and I have more than a world record to strive for. But we also have a better chance. We know who to follow: Jesus Christ. We know why we follow: we were bought with a Price. We know how to follow: the Bible. We know where we finish: Heaven. Ah, but we simply don’t know when. So…

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25

Don’t let the good, or even better, rob you of what’s best.

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