Megan L. Anderson
Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Almighty Coach, just as Olympic athletes must lead lives of discipline both in and out of competition season in order to perform at the peak of their skills, I need to practice a lifestyle of discipline for my spiritual well-being to live as best I can. This requires me to break comforting habits and give up short-term pleasures in the hope of long-term rewards. What I don’t like to admit is how these habits and indulgences make me weak. Though it pains me to face how atrophied I am in areas of faith, I ask that you would train and strengthen me to achieve spiritual maturity and effectiveness that improves every area of my life. Amen.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.