For my 50th birthday, I decided I was going to train for a 25k road race. That’s running 15 ½ miles without stopping. I started off running three miles, gradually increasing it all the way to fifteen. The training was hard, but I was as ready as I could ever be as a 50-year-old runner. About 6 weeks before the race, I hurt my calf muscle. And I almost quit. Then, I remembered: “Run the race to win the prize.” I finished the training, and I ran the race. Do your kids ever start something but never finish? Let me encourage you to help them overcome this before it becomes a habit. What Christian only halfway shares his or her faith?

Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24,, Hebrews 12:1,, Philippians 3:13-14